Built mainly by local voluntary labour, the Temperance Hall at Drumkilly opened in 1907. It is said that stones from the church that once stood at the end of mill lane were used in the construction of the hall. Over the years, the hall has been used by the pioneer movement, Foróige Clubs, drama groups, traditional musicians and local bands. Concerts, bazaars, badminton classes, dances and musical evenings have also been associated with the hall, which has been in existence for more than one hundred and ten years.
Drumkilly Development Group has spent the past few years renovating Drumkilly Hall. Fundraising efforts in the local community have enabled the installation of a new roof, new toilet facilities, a new kitchen, a modern stage, new doors, new windows, a new ticketing office, a new entrance and much more.
On Saturday, 5th May 2018, the newly renovated hall was blessed by Fr Micheál Quinn and was officially reopened by RTE’s Midlands Correspondent, Ciaran Mullooly. A large crowd assembled for the occasion.
Drumkilly Hall is now available for various events, including church events, classes, concerts, local meetings and community gatherings after funerals.