Drumraney Parish

The parish of Drumraney is situated in the western part of Co. Westmeath. It was anciently part of the territory of Machaire Chuircne, later known as Dillon’s Country and subsequently as the barony of Kilkenny West.


The modern parish is comprised of forty townlands and extends to over 7,000 acres, most of which is grassland. Drumraney is bounded by the Dungolman River to the east and the Breensford River to the west. The Athlone-Mullingar Road (R390) runs through the centre of parish.

The customary Irish village cluster of church, school, shop, sports field, post office and pub is not found in Drumraney. The Church, the G.A.A. Park and Murray’s Shop and Post Office are located at intervals along the main road. There are two primary schools, Drumraney N.S. and Ardnagrath N.S., located just over two miles apart.

The parish is home to Maryland G.A.A. and Drumraney Camogie Club, as well as to various other community groups and organisations.