Dromara History Group

The village of Dromara nestles at the foot of the Dromara Mountains, from whose northern slopes the River Lagan takes its rise. It is a quiet place & conveniently situated.

Belfast is within twenty miles and it is ringed by the city of Lisburn and the thriving towns of Dromore, Banbridge, Rathfriland and Ballynahinch, with Castlewellan over the mountains and Newcastle a few miles beyond.

There are 14 townlands making up the parish of Dromara:

  • Aughnaskeagh -  Field of the whitehorn.
  • Artana - High ground
  • Begney - Small glebe
  • Crossgare - Short cross
  • Derry - Oak grove
  • Dree - Townland of the portion
  • Drinn - same as Dree (two halves of a townland)
  • Dromara - Hill ridge of the heifers
  • Drumadoney - Sunday's hill
  • Finnis - Wooden island
  • Gransha – Granary
  • Levallyreagh - Grey half townland
  • Moybrick - Plain of the wild pig
  • Moydalgan - Plain of the briars
Dromara Local History Group - Annual Outing on Saturday 01 June 2019

Coach Excursion To: 
  1. Antrim Castle Gardens - short tour with tea/coffee and scones
  2. Seamus Heaney Home Place and Grave
  3. Garvagh Museum and Heritage Centre
  4. Evening meal at Walsh's Hotel, Maghera

Coach departing Lagan Park Centre in Dromara @ 9.00am SHARP

Cost of £25 includes fare, morning tea/coffee, entrance fees and evening meal.

To book, please contact Herbie Chambers no later than Friday 24 May 2019 - for more details please email johnherbertchambers@gmail.com or ring 07771 804 293.

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