Drum, County Roscommon

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Drum
An Droim
Town
Drum is located in Ireland
Drum
Drum
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°24′05″N 8°00′50″W / 53.401389°N 8.013889°W / 53.401389; -8.013889Coordinates: 53°24′05″N 8°00′50″W / 53.401389°N 8.013889°W / 53.401389; -8.013889
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Roscommon
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Website www.drum.ie

Drum is a village in south County Roscommon about 5 km west of Athlone. In the area north of the village there is located the Meehambee Dolmen, a portal tomb estimated to be 5,500 years old. In the village there are a number of historical and religious sites, including Drum Cemetery, St. Brigid's Church and Drum Monastic Site. Drum Parish Hall and Drum Heritage Visitor Centre are located next to the graveyard, in the townland of Belrea.

Drum is the birthplace of Fr James Coyle (1873-1921), who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan in Birmingham, Alabama on 11 August 1921.

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