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 not well known to travellers, yet conveniently situated. Belfast is within twenty miles and it is ringed by the city of Lisburn and the 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.