Local Hero Paddy Drac Finlay Passes Away

‪Paddy Drac Finlay has sadly passed away. Paddy was a very well known Tallaght character with a great love and involvement in the local community.

Tallaght's Paddy Drac Honoured in Local Heroes Project
Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

As recent as November 2018, the Tallaght favourite was honoured as a local hero with Dublin City Council. Paddy a well-known and well-loved fixture in the community, was affectionately known as Paddy Drac. He delighted audiences for over 50 years with his masterful appearances as Dracula. A permanent fixture in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade since 1968 and appearances in the local Tallaght parade throughout the years, Paddy also used his ghoulish impersonation to entertain children and adults to raise money for children with special needs.

Our prayers are with his family at this time. May He Rest In Peace.

Main image; Brian Lenihan Senior pictured with Paddy Drac in 1990, image appeared in the South West Express incorporating the Tallaght News and South City Express.

Pic credit: Stephen O’Reilly

Sarah Brooks

Sarah Brooks

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