On a Ridge



What remains of the old church in Dromore (from the Irish for a high ridge), County Tyrone. Perched above the village, the ruins may incorporate a medieval place of worship, which was reportedly burnt in 1641 during the Confederate Wars. The church was then rebuilt in 1694 and remained in use until the early 1840s when a new one was erected on another site. The surviving outer walls are surrounded by old gravestones.


2 comments on “On a Ridge

  1. Bob says:

    Thank you Robert. A simple bucolic building. May I suggest Dromore is ‘Big ridge’ – Drom mór whereas a ‘High ridge’ would be Dromard – Drom ard?

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