closed in 1978 the local curate, Fr Oliver O'Reilly, suggested
that a Community Centre on or near the site of the now vacant
After much fund raising and
hard work the Community Centre opened its doors on the 22nd of
February 1982 with a gala ball to the music of Louise Morrissey
and her band.
In 2007 major work has been
carried out on the school building. It has been developed into a
large meeting room with a modern kitchen and toilets being added.
Repairs were carried out and all of the Community Centre was
painted this year in preparation for the Denbawn & Drumavaddy
school re-union which took place in August 2007.
In September 2012 the
Community Centre was leased to Drumavaddy Social and Development
Association for a period of ten years and they secured a large
grant to replace the asbestos roof on the Centre.
New windows and doors were put in and the whole building
was drylined. New toilets were added and a meeting room was
developed on the balcony. It
is now completed and it may be booked by telephoning Rosaleen at