Located on the R280, north of Lough Allen, Drumkeeran Village is a vibrant village where they have a tradition of family friendly festivals. They have a Traditional Irish Music Festival which runs annually in June and honours traditional musician John McKenna who was born close to the village. The Drumkeeran Community Family Festival takes place every year in August.
Around the village there are a number of rivers and walks and Spencer Harbour, just outside the village has marina facilites. The harbour was named for the 5th Earl Spencer an ancestor of Diana Princesss of Wales and it was from this harbour, in the 19th century, that iron ore from nearby Sliabh an Iarainn (Iron Mountain) was transported to Dublin and used in the manufacture of the famous Dublin landmark The Ha’penny Bridge.
The Parish church in Drumkeeran,St Brigid’s, was built in 1869, replacing the earlier “Bog Chapel” which dated from the mid 1770’s.
Visitors can enjoy walks in the forests or drive along mountain roads to enjoy the beautiful scenery.
Some of the Local Attractions: Lough Allen, Spencer Harbour, Arigna Mining Museum