Drumbeg is a small settlement
about 10 miles South West
in Northern Ireland
, nestling in the valley of the Lagan
river. It has about 1000 residents, although that figure is somewhat difficult to guess due to its somewhat strange geographical
At the geographical centre
of Drumbeg is a small primary school
called "Charlie Memorial
" which is just over 100 years old (2001) and currently has 83 attending students. Next to the school is a pub
called "Robert Stewart spirit grocers", or "Bob Stewart's
" as it's known locally. There are few house
s near these amenities, instead the main areas of settlement are separated by about half a mile
to the South and West. These two developments lie along the Drumbeg and Ballyskeagh roads respectively.
The area is ideally located for people working in Belfast
, who would like to live close to the country
. Green field
s are all around and there are many pleasant walks beside the river
and in the nearby Lady Dixon Park
Growing up in Drumbeg, out of the centre of Belfast
, however is not to be advised. Public transport
consists of an unreliable bus
three times per day, and travel in the evening is impossible without getting a lift
from your parents
. A taxi
to the city-centre costs approximately 6 pounds
The name Drumbeg comes from two Irish words "drum"
(hill) and "beg"
(little). So there you have it!