The principal activity of the company is to provide, maintain and operate a community centre for the benefit of the residents of Drum and surrounding areas which will provide facilities for training courses, cultural activities, recreational and educational activities and meeting rooms for charitable organisations.
Covid-19 – Closed until further notice – Stay at home
- Drum Community Centre is currently closed to the public.
- We have been closed since 12 March 2020 in line with Government public health measures to stop the spread of Covid-19.
- There will be no bingo until further notice.
- We have also had to close the carpark following reports of antisocial behaviour at night recently.
- We hope to reopen as part of Phase 5 of the Roadmap for Reopening Society & Business, likely to be mid-August 2020, but will continue to follow the public health advice from the Government. It might even be September before we are in a position to safely reopen to the public.
- All existing bookings are cancelled and we will work with each group to plan a return when it is safe to do so.
- Covid-19 is likely to have an impact on all activities in the community centre for the foreseeable future, with social distancing and hygiene requirements expected to continue after reopening. We will have to review how best we can utilise all spaces throughout the building in order to cater for all groups and users, while complying with the health guidelines.
- Thanks for your continued support. Please send us a message or email if you have any queries.
- Staying at home is the best way to minimise the risk of COVID-19 to your friends, families and communities.
- Further information and advice is available from the Government website and the HSE website.
Bookings and Enquiries
Please email us, send us a message on Facebook or contact 085-8712222
On 14 February 1984 the people of the South Roscommon community of Drum held a public meeting to decide if there was need for a community centre in the locality. A committee was formed at that meeting, and some of those first members remain involved today.
The centre opened its doors to the public in March 1988, and continues to serve the people of the greater Athlone area by offering affordable amenities in a convenient location. In a region that has experienced substantial growth in recent years, the centre provides sports facilities to local clubs, schools and various groups in the area, as well as providing a venue for other social meetings, such as weekly bingo.
We also host the Drum.ie website
Your community centre…
As a voluntary organisation, the need for people to support the centre is as great now as it was when the facility was first proposed back in the early 1980s. We are always looking for new volunteers to become involved in running the centre. This can include helping out at the weekly bingo, and also the general management of the centre.
Please do not hesitate to make contact with us if you are interested. Even just come along during bingo some Friday night. We’d love to see you.
How to get involved
If you are interested in becoming a member of the company, please make contact with a member of the Board of Directors (details above). As many of the current members of the company.have been involved since the beginning, we feel it is now time for new people to participate in the company. Members who are elected to the Board of Directors are then responsible for making decisions about the operation of the centre. As a member of the board you will also be involved in making important decisions about the future of the Centre. Board meetings usually number no more than about seven in any year, but members are expected to commit to attend as many as possible. We need people from different backgrounds, who can bring their experience and knowledge to the Centre. If you are interested or would like to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us.
It’s your community centre, it’s up to you to be a part of it.
Board of Directors
- Chairperson: Padraig Seery
- Vice Chairperson: Liam Doyle
- Company Secretary: Aidan McEvilly
- Assistant Company Secretary: Gerard Mulligan
- Joint Treasurers: Liam Doyle, Aidan McEvilly
- Registrar: Pat Glynn
- Other Directors: P.J. McEvilly, Fred Carney.
Company Registration Details
- Drum Community Centre
- Company Limited By Guarantee
- Registered in Ireland, No. 107549
- Registered Office: Crannagh, Summerhill, Athlone, Co. Roscommon, N37 T298