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

Very successful excursion to: 
  1. Antrim Castle Gardens 
  2. Seamus Heaney Home Place and Grave
  3. Garvagh Museum and Heritage Centre

Details for the 2020 Annual Outing on Saturday 01 June will be posted in due course!


Due to the serious health situation facing our community, the Committee of Dromara Local History Group has cancelled the Spring programme of history talks from Monday 16 March 2020 onwards.

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We are always looking for new members & visitors are welcome to our meetings:

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