About Us:

Drumcliffe Team:

Rector: Vacant


Ven. Patrick Bamber – covering the pastoral needs of the parish. 

Dean Arfon Williams – Chair of the Select Vestry who look after church maintenance, finance etc. 

Tourist Chaplain: Rev. Malcolm Young 
Malcolm is the Tourist Chaplain and Ordained Local Minister of Drumcliffe Parish. Malcolm first came to work in the parish in 2017 and was ordained as Deacon in 2020 through the Ordained Local Ministry training programme. 

Assistant Tourist Chaplain: Lady Canon Stella Durand  (Mondays)  

Drumcliffe Church Tourism Development:
DCTD is a voluntary management committee. DCTD has a variety of members drawn from stake-holders, service providers and the community. In 2019 DCTD were awarded funding of €122,805.00 from the Rural Development LEADER Programme 2014-2020. The delivery of this funding has been facilitated by Sligo Local Community Development Committee as the Local Action Group with responsibility for the delivery of the Programme within County Sligo. 

DCTD are currently participating in a new Failte Ireland programme entitled: Digital that Delivers. In 2021 DCTD were awarded over €25,000 in funding towards building a bookable product – this included additional audio tour languages and information booklets as well as ongoing mentoring support from the DTD team. 


In 2019 DCTD were Runners up in the Sligo Business Awards under the category of Environment and Heritage. A great achievement for the committee in its infancy. 


Awards Photo

Drumcliffe Church Tourism Development Committee (DCTD) 2020/21:

Chairperson: Isaac Hanna
Treasurer: Derek Chambers
Secretary: Sally Siggins/Alan Williamson
Members: Ronald Lawson, Fiona Greene, Peter Langan, Jill Barber, Rev. Malcolm Young, Niall Brennan, Keith Patterson, Arnold Griffin and Avril Patterson.

DCTD is coming into the final phase of the Leader funded project which will enable a better offering on-site at Drumcliffe for visitors, and upgraded facilities for staff. We hope that 2021 will be a great year for Drumcliffe.The Committee Members have varied backgrounds and this diversity is key to the development of appropriate tourism facilities at Drumcliffe.