SMA House, Dromantine, Newry, Co. Down
A warm welcome from the SMA community awaits all visitors to Dromantine
Dromantine is the location of the magnificent Dromantine Retreat & Conference Centre. It also is a centre for missionary animation and a residence for retired SMA priests.
Dromantine is located about 6 miles north of Newry and just off the Newry - Belfast Road. The House and Grounds are exquisitely situated in some of the most beautiful countryside of County Down.
A recent addition to Dromantine is the African Museum. Here visitors, school groups, families can see a wonderful collection of African art - carvings, masks, paintings and cloth.
Retreat & Conference Centre
- 23 double and 42 single rooms
Dromantine is a great source of much-needed funding for the Missionary Work of the SMA.
History of Dromantine:SMA House, Dromantine was acquired by the Society of African Missions in 1926. It was purchased because the SMA needed to accomodate the growing number of students who were joining the Society to become missionary priests. For 45 years it was the Major Seminary of the SMA.
In 1972 the seminarians transferred to St Patrick's College, Maynooth, the National Seminary for Ireland, and Dromantine continued to be a centre of missionary animation.
Fr Paddy O'Rourke
Fr Kevin Mulhern - on Sabbatical
Society of African Missions