Drum Community Centre

What facilities have we?

Our facilities include:

  • full size sports hall with stage
    • changing rooms
    • showers
  • meeting and function rooms
    • kitchen
    • lounge
    • large general purpose room (former snooker room)

The kitchen and lounge are ideal for meetings, workshops, table quizzes, card games, etc.

The former snooker room is ideal for larger meetings, martial arts, aerobics, Irish dancing, etc.

Availability & Bookings

The sports hall availability may be limited at certain times. Generally, weekday bookings are per hour from 6pm-11pm, Monday to Thursday. Friday evenings are not available due to Drum Bingo. Other times (e.g. weekends) may be available upon request. Some events may require consent of the board before booking can be taken/confirmed. Also, please note that all of our meeting rooms are upstairs.

To check availability of the centre, please visit our Bookings page. Note this is only for guidance purposes, please contact us to confirm availability.

We offer very competitive rates for use of facilities, please call John Murphy, Manager (details here) for more details or use our Contact Form here.


Main Hall

Dimensions:  17.68m x 24.69m

Capacity: Theatre style: Approx. 580

Stage Opening Width: 7.6m

Meeting Room 1 (Kitchen)

Dimensions: 6.4m x 5.7m

Capacity: Theatre style: approx. 35

Meeting Room 2 (Lounge)

Dimensions: 8.8m x 5.7m 

Capacity: Theatre style: approx. 70

Meeting Room 3 (Former Snooker Room)

Dimensions: 5.25m x 11.9m

Capacity: Theatre style: approx. 100

Who uses our facilities?

Drum Community Centre provides sports facilities to various clubs and groups in the Athlone area, as well as providing a venue for other social meetings, including weekly bingo! Some of the groups who use our facilities include:

  • St. Joseph's College Summerhill;
  • Athlone Basketball Club;
  • Bower Buzzer Basketball Club;
  • Athlone Special Olympics Club;
  • St. Ronan's Athletics Club;
  • Drum Badminton group;
  • St. Joseph's Soccer Club;
  • Clann na nGael GAA Club;
  • Westwood Soccer;
  • C.I.E. Soccer;
  • Indoor Hockey;
  • Creative & Development Workshops;
  • Athlone Table Tennis Club;
  • Drum Bingo;
  • Drum I.C.A.;
  • Drum Community Games;
  • Tubberclaire Community Games;
  • ...and many more groups.

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Drum Community Centre
Main entrance of Drum Community Centre

Large car park
Large car park

 Main hall & stage - view from main entrance

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Kitchen - upstairs at front of building

 Meeting room (Lounge) - upstairs at front of building

Large meeting room (former snooker room) - upstairs at rear of building