Drum lying on the west bank of the River Shannon, has a rich cultural and built heritage and a strong sense of community. Bibi Baskin once described it as being "not a town, nor a village, but a place apart." 

Drum’s highlights …

  • The one thousand square foot Visitor Centre/History Museum contains a display area for public viewing of one of the largest collections in the Midlands of historic documents and memorabilia relating to Drum and its Hinterland. 
  • Discover the feeling of ancient Ireland when you walk the hallowed ground of the Monastic Site and pathway leading to St. Brigid's Well. 
  • Experience the quiet solitude as you walk along the Bridle Pathway - a 300 metre long arboreal walkway leading to the 3500 BC Dolmen (Portal Tomb) at Mihanboy (Meehambee). 
  • Enjoy a visit to the restored Hedge School at Curraghaleen with its sixteen life-size mankin-pupils; replicating the scene as it is recorded in the 1826 Survey of Schools in Ireland. See informative wall panels. 
  • At Nure, one can see Ireland's only restored Wake house located on an ancient funeral route to Clonmacnoise that was much used by the noble families of the North & West of Ireland. There are a number of decorative wall panels on view. 
  • Visit the birthplace in the village of Clonellan of the great Gaelic scholar, poet and writer, Sean O'Neachtain, (1650-1728)
  • See the magnificent Naghten Family Mausoleum in Thomastown Cemetry and the Memorial at Summerhill commemorating the Daniel O'Connell Repeal Meeting held there in 1843.





Supported By

This project received grant aid from Roscommon LEADER Partnership Rural Development Programme which is financed by the Irish Government under the Rural Development Programme Ireland 2007-2013 and by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development:Europe investing in Rural Areas.