Athlone

Drum Heritage Centre

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Address

Curryroe Drum, Athlone, Westmeath, Republic of Ireland
T: +353(0)906437128
E: drumheritagegroup@gmail.com

Drum Heritage Centre Welcomes visitors to the Monastic Settlement and Saint Brigid's Holy Well. Visitor Centre-memorabilia displays relative to people and events which took place here.

The Drum Heritage Centre is a one thousand square foot Visitor Centre and History Museum containing one of the largest collections in the Midlands of historic documents and memorabilia relating to Drum and its Hinterland.

Among numerous other exhibits on display is a large scale map of Drum showing all of the one time much-used Mass paths leading to Drum, together with a panel containing folklore recordings collected from people who used the mass paths in their lifetime. The outer margins of the map contain a selection of photographs of stone stiles and other field monuments encountered by the members during their survey.

There is also several transcripts of Sean O’Neachtain's Gaelic prose and poetry and some of the literary works of Tadgh O Neachtain, his son. Poignantly there are copies of emigrants’ letters, taken from the Boston Pilot Newspaper publications 1831-1850, which disclose some sad revelations of men and women from Drum during the Great Famine.