Drumshanbo offers a fun and friendly atmosphere as well as providing those in mind for some socialising with regular Irish music sessions in the evenings. Activities include an outdoor swimming pool, tennis courts, a youth café and a playground for the children. There is an equestrian centre is located next to the Lough Allen Hotel and the local water adventure centre also provides kayaking, canoeing and windsurfing for the adrenaline junkie!
Not too far from into the town is the lovely Scollan’s family restaurant, adjoined to this is a large Galla store for supplies. There is also a fishing tackle here for your angling needs. The newly opened Sweet Geranium café on the high street is a wonderful place to enjoy a meal also with fresh local ingredients and is gaining great reviews throughout the region.
During the summer months the town plays host to several festivals – two of which attract people from all over the country. The week-long Joe Mooney Festival begins on the 20st of July and features farmers’ markets, Irish music and dancing, fun for the children and a full bill of cultural and entertaining events. The ‘An Tostal’ is scheduled for the June bank holiday weekend and is a celebration of Irish folk and culture. It is a very popular festival and is great fun for all the family. So make sure to visit if you happen to be in the area!
There is a famine graveyard in the town where 500 people were buried during the Great Famine. These 500 represented close to half of Drumshanbo’s population. The graveyard is located a short walk outside the town near the church and is entered through a small gate. A tour of this yard is a very sobering and chilling experience, so prepare yourself.