St. Finian’s Church
St. Finian’s Church, Dromin A92 E732
Mass intentions will be shared at all Masses where necessary.
This church was built in 1826. It was famously said that it was built during a remarkably dry summer, ‘between two showers’. A spire was added in 1843. In 1876 major repairs were carried out including repairs to the roof and spire. In 1877 it was dedicated by Archbishop McGettigan. Recent alterations took place in the early 1980s.
It is situated near the ruined monastery of Saint Finian (or Fintan) and alongside an earthen motte. A well-attended Patrún Day or Blessing of the graves takes place in October each year. (See County Louth Archaeological Journal 1943.)
Click on the link below to see images from this Church and the 2016 Patrun of Dromin set to an audio by Fr Michael Murtagh.
The following video was produced in 2016 and shows aerial video footage of Dromin Church and the Old Graveyard.
Aoife Clare produced two short videos on memories of Dromin Patrun in 2016 They are listed below.