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"I'm half-and-half. Me dad's a Muggle. Mum didn't tell him she was a witch 'til after they were married. Bit of a nasty shock for him."
— Seamus regarding his heritage[src]

Seamus Finnigan (b. c. 1980) was an Irish half-blood[1] wizard, son of Muggle Mr Finnigan and Irish witch Mrs Finnigan. Mr Finnigan did not learn this until after they were married and it gave him a "nasty shock" when he first learned it.[5]

Seamus was a Gryffindor student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He was also the best friend of Dean Thomas.[5] Seamus originally doubted Harry Potter's claim that Lord Voldemort had returned in 1995 (as his mother doubted it).[9] However, late in 1995 he eventually joined Dumbledore's Army, the organisation taught and led by Harry Potter. Seamus joined after apologising to Harry.[15]

In 1997 he continued his seventh year of education at Hogwarts, although the school was under the control of Voldemort. Seamus remained in the D.A. and fought bravely in the Battle of Hogwarts.[14] It is currently unknown what he did after the Second Wizarding War.


Early life (1980–1991)[]

"...the way Seamus Finnigan told it, he'd spent most of his childhood zooming around the countryside on his broomstick."
— Seamus' supposed childhood[src]

Seamus was born to Muggle Mr Finnigan and his witch wife[5] at some point between the September of 1979 and the August of 1980. It was mentioned that Seamus' father had no idea that his wife was a witch before they married and it "came as a nasty shock to him when he found out", but nevertheless accepted it.[5]

Seamus came from an Irish family (as suggested by his name) and as shown in the Quidditch World Cup he attended just before his fourth year. It is possible that Seamus was from Kenmare, County Kerry due to his support of the local Quidditch team.[9] and him and his mother support of the Irish National Quidditch team in the 1994 Quidditch World Cup.[2] He had an older cousin named Fergus, who would frequently Apparate just to annoy him. Seamus had plans to annoy Fergus back, once he passed his apparition test.[16]

Hogwarts years (1991–1998)[]

First year[]

Seamus Finnigan: "How did he get covered in blood?"
Nearly Headless Nick: "I've never asked."
— Seamus asking Nearly Headless Nick about the Bloody Baron[src]
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Seamus in the very front next to Hermione Granger during his Sorting

Seamus arrived at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry on 1 September 1991. Other students in his year included Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Hermione Granger, and Draco Malfoy. When Professor McGonagall asked the first years to form a line to head into the Great Hall, Seamus ended up in front of Harry Potter. When Seamus' name was called during the Sorting Ceremony, he waited for almost a minute before the Sorting Hat placed him into Gryffindor. After joining the Gryffindor table, Seamus was introduced to the Gryffindor house ghost Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington, who students often called "Nearly Headless Nick." Seamus asked how one could be "nearly" headless, to which Nick demonstrated by pulling his head off of his neck, which disgusted most of the table.[5]

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Seamus at breakfast sitting next to Ron Weasley

During his first Potions lesson the next Friday, Seamus was partnered with Neville Longbottom to brew a Boil-Cure Potion. Neville managed to melt Seamus' cauldron and was drenched in their potion. Professor Snape told Seamus to take Neville to the Hospital Wing, which he did.[17]

When the Gryffindor first years learned about their first flying lesson with Madam Hooch, Seamus bragged that in his youth he spent most of his time flying around the countryside.[18]

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Seamus practising the Levitation Charm along with Harry Potter

During Charms class on Hallowe'en morning, Seamus was partnered with Harry to practise the Levitation Charm. While practising, Seamus managed to set fire to their feather with his wand, and Harry had to put it out with his hat. Seamus would have many such experiences throughout his school career.[11]

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Seamus, Hermione, and Neville cheering on Gryffindor during a Quidditch match

When Harry was preparing for his first Quidditch match, Seamus joined in to try and get Harry to eat something for breakfast. He insisted Harry needed his strength because Seekers were the most frequent target of physical attacks. Harry acquiesced, and Seamus piled ketchup onto his sausages. Out on the pitch, Seamus joined Ron, Hermione, Neville, and Dean in the top row of seats. When Harry's broom became enchanted by Quirinus Quirrell, Seamus was impressed (as was the rest of Gryffindor) that Harry managed to stay on the broom.[19]

Before leaving Hogwarts for the Christmas holiday, Seamus lent Harry his Wizard's Chess pieces so Harry could learn how to play.[20] After the new year, Seamus returned for his next term. When Neville arrived in Gryffindor Tower with his legs stuck together, Seamus was among those who burst into laughter.[21]

Before getting on the Hogwarts Express to leave for the summer, Seamus, along with the rest of the school, was given a warning not to use magic when back at home.[22]

Second year[]

"They're starting a Duelling Club! First meeting tonight, I wouldn't mind duelling lessons, they might come in handy one of these days..."
— Seamus upon seeing the notice board in the common room[src]

Seamus and Neville Longbottom in Gilderoy Lockhart's first DADA lesson

On 1 September, Seamus boarded the Hogwarts Express to begin his second year at school. When Harry Potter and Ron Weasley arrived at school via Arthur Weasley's flying car, Seamus was one of the students who expressed admiration at the result. In Gilderoy Lockhart's first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson, in which he showed the class a cage of Cornish pixies, Seamus asked if they were dangerous or not. Instead of giving the class a straight answer, Lockhart showed them by letting them loose; most of the class, including Seamus, dove for cover. Seamus was among the students who bolted for the door when the bell rang and escaped the task of putting the pixies back in their cage, leaving the trio to take care of it.[23]

During a History of Magic lesson, Seamus asked Professor Binns if anyone other than the "Heir of Slytherin" would be capable of finding the Chamber of Secrets, to which Binns dismissed his concern, saying that no Hogwarts Headteacher had ever located the Chamber within the castle.[3]

Seamus later attended the first (and only) meeting of Lockhart's Duelling Club. He was partnered with Ron, and at one point, Ron's damaged wand malfunctioned and knocked Seamus to the ground. Ron helped Seamus to his feet, apologising profusely. When Harry and Draco Malfoy were chosen to demonstrate blocking spells, Seamus and the rest of the class learned that Harry could speak with snakes.[24]

Third year[]

Seamus: "Hey, Harry, have you heard? Daily Prophet this morning — they reckon Sirius Black's been sighted."
Harry Potter: "Where?"
Seamus: "Not too far from here. It was a Muggle who saw him. ‘Course, she didn't really understand. The Muggles think he's just an ordinary criminal, don't they? So she phoned the telephone hot line. By the time the Ministry of Magic got there, he was gone."
— Seamus telling Harry about a sighting of Sirius Black[src]

A few days before the start of term, Seamus arrived in Diagon Alley to purchase his school books. With Dean Thomas, he saw Harry Potter in Quality Quidditch Supplies, where they were ogling the newly released Firebolt broomstick.[25]

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Seamus discussing the appearance of Sirius Black near Hogwarts

In his first Divination lesson with Sybill Trelawney, the class debated whether or not she had seen a Grim in Harry's teacup. Tilting his head from side to side, Seamus expressed his opinion that, tilted right, the tea leaves did resemble a Grim, but tilted left, it looked more like a donkey.[26] In his first Potions lesson, Seamus told Harry and Ron that Sirius Black, an escaped Azkaban convict, had been spotted near the school. Looking excited, he informed them that a Muggle woman had spotted Black and called the special hot line set up by the Ministry of Magic.[10]

After lunch, Seamus had his first Defence Against the Dark Arts lesson with Remus Lupin. When Seamus' turn came to face a Boggart, the non-being turned into a banshee with floor-length black hair and a skeletal green face, representing his greatest inner fear. When the banshee began to shriek, Seamus used the Riddikulus charm to take her voice away; for his participation, Seamus earned five House points.[10]

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The residents of Gryffindor Tower in the common room after Sirius Black's break-in

On Hallowe'en, Seamus paid his first visit to Hogsmeade with the rest of the third years. It can be assumed that he largely spend this trip with his best friend Dean. When the Gryffindors learned that Sirius Black had attacked the Fat Lady, they were all sent back to the Great Hall.[27] Once in the hall they were joined by the other Houses, in an attempt to keep the students safe. With the rest of Gryffindor, Seamus was aggravated by the choice of Sir Cadogan to guard the House's portrait hole calling him a "lunatic". When Seamus complained to Head Boy Percy Weasley, Percy replied that Sir Cadogan was the only one who willingly volunteered for the job, as he was unbalanced.[28]

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Gryffindors grouped around Harry Potter's Firebolt

Along with most of the school, Seamus went home for the Christmas holidays. When he returned he was impressed that Harry had received a Firebolt for Christmas.[29] When Harry went down to breakfast the morning of his first Quidditch match with the broom, Seamus served as a "guard of honour" to protect the broom. After the Gryffindor Quidditch team defeated Ravenclaw, Seamus was very happy and cheered Harry, along with the other Gryffindors. Seamus was also awoken in the boys' dormitory when Ron announced that Sirius Black had broken into the dormitory with a knife.[30]

When Professor Lupin resigned at the end of the year, after being exposed as a werewolf, Seamus was among the students who were sorry to see him go, along with the other Gryffindor students.[31]

Fourth year[]

Harry Potter: "We can't have a Slytherin champion!"
Seamus: "And all the Hufflepuffs are talking about Diggory. But I wouldn't have thought he'd have wanted to risk his good looks."
— Seamus commenting on the Triwizard Tournament[src]
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Ron hangs out with Seamus, while refusing to speak to Harry

Over the summer of 1994, Seamus and his mother, along with Dean, attended the Quidditch World Cup between Bulgaria and Ireland. Being Irish, the pair obviously supported the latter; their tent was covered with shamrocks. When Seamus ran into Harry, Ron, and Hermione, they assured him that they would be supporting Ireland, as well. Presumably Seamus was delighted when the Irish National Quidditch team won.[2]

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Seamus attends the Yule Ball with Lavender Brown

By the start of term, Seamus was still wearing his Ireland rosette; it still called out the names of the Irish players, albeit feebly and exhaustedly.[32] At the Welcoming Feast, Seamus learned that the Triwizard Tournament would be held at Hogwarts that year.[33] Seamus' first day of classes did not sit well with him. In his first class, Herbology, he was required to collect bubotuber pus for Professor Sprout. In his next class, Care of Magical Creatures, he was required to help look after Hagrid's newly bred Blast-Ended Skrewts.[34]

When Harry's name mysteriously came out of the Goblet of Fire, Seamus was among the students who believed Harry had tricked the Goblet into letting him compete. On Christmas Day, Seamus attended the Yule Ball with Lavender Brown.[35]

Fifth year[]

Seamus Finnigan: "You know what? He's right, I don't want to share a dormitory with him anymore, he's a madman."
Ron Weasley: "That's out of order, Seamus."
Seamus Finnigan: "Out of order, am I? You believe all the rubbish he's come out with about You-Know-Who, do you, you reckon he's telling the truth?"
Ron Weasley: "Yeah, I do!"
Seamus Finnigan: "Then you're mad too."
Ron Weasley: "Yeah? Well unfortunately for you, pal, I'm also a prefect! So unless you want detention, watch your mouth!"
— Seamus arguing with Ron Weasley about Harry Potter[src]
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Seamus confronts Harry Potter over Voldemort's return

On his first night back at school, Seamus got into an argument with Harry Potter about the latter's claim of Lord Voldemort's return. A devout reader of the Daily Prophet, Seamus's mother believed what the papers were saying about Harry and Albus Dumbledore, and had been very reluctant to allow Seamus to return to school. When Seamus asked Harry what really happened that night, Harry snapped at him to read the Prophet like his mother. When Ron Weasley arrived to break the argument up, Seamus thought that, for believing Harry, Ron was as insane as Harry was.[9]

After Harry's interview with Rita Skeeter appeared in The Quibbler, Seamus apologised for his behaviour. He told Harry that he now believed Voldemort was back and had sent a copy of Harry's interview to his mother. Seamus and Harry were soon friends again.[15]

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Seamus' first D.A. meeting where he manages to (for a few seconds) conjure a corporeal Patonus

When the students returned to school after Christmas break, Dean Thomas led Seamus to attend his first meeting of Dumbledore's Army. Seamus was thrilled when he managed to conjure a full Patronus. It disappeared after only a few moments, but was "something hairy." When Dobby the house-elf arrived to warn the group about Dolores Umbridge's pending arrival, Seamus managed to escape with most of the others.[15]

In the spring of 1996, Seamus sat his O.W.L. exams.[15]

Sixth year[]

"One of the reasons why Harry would have pre-ferred not to have to ask Dean to play was that he knew Seamus would not like it. On the other hand, he had to do what was best for the team, and Dean had outflown Seamus at the tryouts. "
— Harry asking Dean Thomas to be a Gryffindor Chaser instead of Seamus[src]

Seamus at tryouts with his fellow Gryffindors

In the autumn of 1996, Seamus tried out for the Gryffindor Quidditch team as a Chaser. When Katie Bell was sent to St Mungo's after touching a cursed necklace, Seamus was among the students who disapproved of Harry's choice of Dean Thomas as her replacement; Harry was initially against it, as well, because he knew Seamus would not like it. However, Harry felt it was the right choice, because Dean had outflown Seamus during the try-outs.[16]

When the sixth years learned about Apparition lessons in the spring of 1997, Seamus was among the group of students who were impressed that Harry Potter had already experienced it through Side-Along Apparition with Albus Dumbledore.[16]

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The funeral of Albus Dumbledore that Seamus attended

Seamus was not one of the Dumbledore's Army members that answered the call to arms when Hogwarts was invaded by Death Eaters, as he did not keep his DA coin on himself at all times. After Dumbledore was killed by Professor Snape, Seamus refused to return until after the funeral wanting to pay his respects and say goodbye to his former headmaster, despite his mother insisting he returned home at once.[16]

Seventh year[]

Professor McGonagall: "Why don't you confer with Mr Finnigan? As I recall, he has a particular proclivity for pyrotechnics."
Seamus: "I can bring it down!"
— Plans regarding Seamus blowing up the Wooden Bridge before the Battle of Hogwarts[src]
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D.A. members in 1998

While Harry, Ron, and Hermione were gone searching for Voldemort's Horcruxes, Seamus returned to the Death Eater-controlled Hogwarts for his seventh year. He greatly missed his best friend Dean Thomas, who was forced to go on the run because of his presumed Muggle-born status. Seamus was part of the restored Dumbledore's Army, who ended up staying in the Room of Requirement to escape the Carrows.

The school year was incredibly difficult for Dumbledore's Army. He, along with many others, started to show the cost of standing up to the new regime at Hogwarts: Seamus' face was so bruised that when Harry returned to the school in May of 1998, Seamus was unrecognisable until he spoke.[14]

Battle of Hogwarts[]
"Harry cast more Shield Charms, and Voldemort's would-be victims, Seamus Finnigan and Hannah Abbott, darted past him into the Great Hall, where they joined the fight already flourishing inside it."
— Harry protects Seamus and Hannah during the Battle of Hogwarts[src]
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Seamus and others look on as Voldemort gloats over the supposedly dead Harry Potter

When Voldemort's army attacked the castle, Seamus was among many of those who stayed to fight. He was charged with blowing up the Wooden Bridge to prevent Snatchers from entering the school.[36]

During the Battle of Hogwarts, Seamus, Luna Lovegood, and Ernie Macmillan saved Harry, Ron, and Hermione from hundreds of Dementors by casting the Patronus to hold them back, before Harry drove them away with his own. His Patronus was in the form of a fox.[12][13]

Seamus, Leanne, Katie Bell, and others were also seen being led into battle by Aberforth Dumbledore sometime during the opening stages of the battle.[14]

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Seamus and the other defenders of Hogwarts witness Harry Potter's final defeat of Voldemort

Seamus was among the students to witness Hagrid carry Harry's "dead" body back to the school grounds, when Neville shouted "Dumbledore's Army," Seamus was among those in the crowd that roared with cheers, provoking Voldemort.

Afterward, when the second stage of the fighting began, and Lord Voldemort himself had stepped in, Harry saved Seamus and Hannah Abbott's lives when Voldemort had sent a curse their way. Seamus also witnessed Harry Potter's final defeat of Lord Voldemort and the end of the Second Wizarding War.[14]

Later life (1998–)[]

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Dean, Seamus, and Aberforth after the battle

He survived the Second Wizarding War and was seen sitting with Dean Thomas and Aberforth Dumbledore once the battle had ended. It is unknown what happened to him after the war. It can be assumed that he attended the 2014 reunion of Dumbledore's Army. After the battle he most likely kept his D.A. coin, as a badge of honour, as did other D.A. members.

During the Calamity that affected the Wizarding World in the 2010s, Seamus appeared as a Foundable, clad in robes for the Gryffindor Quidditch team tryouts. He was pursued by a Fire-breathing chicken Confoundable, necessitating the usage of the Ebublio Jinx by volunteer members of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force to repel the fowls and return his foundable back to its original place.[37]

In the 2010–2011 school year, he purchased a Bloom For You plant from Bewildering Blooms, causing him to be affected by the Mysterious Malady. He was later awoken from the malady after the Bewildering Blooms owner Yubert Thorne was imprisoned in Azkaban.[38]

Physical description[]

During Seamus's final year at Hogwarts, his face had been battered and bruised by the Carrows to an extent that neither Harry nor Dean Thomas could recognise him, until he spoke with his distinct Irish accent.[14] Seamus had sandy coloured hair.[5]

Personality and traits[]

"I just wanted to say, I believe you. And I've sent a copy of that magazine to me mam."
— Seamus apologising to Harry Potter for previously doubting him[src]
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Seamus accidentally sets his goblet on fire

Through his school years, Seamus generally appeared good-natured and easy-going. He was also rather clumsy, as he set fire to a feather he was supposed to be levitating in his first year. He seems to display traits of more than one Hogwarts house, since the Sorting Hat had to think for almost a minute before deciding to sort him into Gryffindor.[5]

Seamus was also rather curious, asking Professor Quirrell where he got his turban,[17] Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington how he could be "nearly headless",[5] and Professor Snape about Inferi.[16]

Of all the boys in Harry's dormitory, Seamus was the least enthusiastic supporter of Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore, often demonstrating scepticism of Harry's claims. However, after reading Rita Skeeter's interview with Harry in the fifth year, he apologised to Harry and sent a copy to his "mam", as she did not believe that Voldemort was back. He did join Dumbledore's Army sometime in 1996, although he did not sign the actual membership list of the group.[15]

After Dumbledore's death the following year, Seamus insisted on remaining at Hogwarts in order to attend the funeral for the fallen headmaster, despite his mother's wish to remove him immediately from the perceived dangers at the school. This demonsted his allegiance to Dumbledore and Harry Potter.[16]

Seamus also demonstrated the characteristic bravery and loyalty of his house by opposing the Death Eaters at great personal risk during his final year at Hogwarts and in the final battle.[14]

Magical abilities and skills[]


Seamus Finnigan's Patronus during a D.A. meeting

"He flicked his wand a little too enthusiastically, so that instead of producing the fountain of pure water that was the object of today's Charms lesson, he let out a hoselike jet that ricocheted off the ceiling and knocked Professor Flitwick flat on his face."
— Seamus's often clumsy spell-casting[src]
"Harry, I think I'm doing it! Look — ah — it's gone.... But it was definitely something hairy, Harry!"
— Seamus producing a non-corporeal Patronus for the first time[src]
  • Charms: Seamus achieved a high O.W.L. score in this subject, which enabled him to attend the N.E.W.T.-level class. In 1996, during a Charms lesson, he was able to cast the Water-Making Spell.[16] During the Battle of Hogwarts, Seamus was able to effectively cast the highly advanced Patronus Charm - his corporeal Patronus took the form of a fox. This charm is an incredibly advanced piece of magic and is proof of superior magical ability.[12][14]
  • Duelling: As proven by his participation in and surviving the Battle of Hogwarts, Seamus was a highly proficient duellist. He and Hannah Abbot were described as "joining the fight already flourishing inside it' during the battle.[14] Seamus would have been taught martial magic by Harry Potter, during the Dumbledore's Army meetings.[15]
  • Transfiguration: Seamus achieved a high mark on his O.W.L. exam, proving his proficiency in the subject. He advanced to N.E.W.T.-level.[16]
  • Defence Against the Dark Arts: Seamus achieved a high O.W.L. score in this subject,[16] likely because of his association with Dumbledore's Army, where he would have learnt many defensive and offensive spells.[15] He advanced to the N.E.W.T. class in 1996.[39]



His wand

  • Wand: Like all wizards and witches it can be assumed that Seamus's wand was among his most valued possessions and that he purchased it from Ollivanders at the age of eleven. His wand was of unknown length, wand wood and core material.
  • Luminous rosette: Seamus owned a green speaking rosette from the 1994 Quidditch World Cup for the Irish National Quidditch team, the voice of which did not last for very long after the cup.
  • Wizard's Chess: Seamus played this magical version of Chess, and owned several chess pieces for it. He lent them to Harry Potter to help him play the game in 1991 as they knew he was not an experienced player.



Seamus Finnigan: "Look... what did happen that night when... you know, when... with Cedric Diggory and all?"
Harry Potter: "What are you asking me for? Just read the Daily Prophet like your mother, why don't you? That'll tell you all you need to know."
Seamus Finnigan: "Don't you have a go at my mother"
Harry Potter: "I'll have a go at anyone who calls me a liar."
Seamus Finnigan: "Don't talk to me like that!"
— Seamus and Harry having an intense row[src]

Seamus appeared to have a very close relationship with his family, particularly his mother. They attended the 1994 Quidditch World Cup together,[2] and one of Seamus's main reasons for doubting Harry Potter's story that Voldemort had returned was his mother's belief in the Daily Prophets version of events.[15] However, Seamus felt strongly enough about attending Albus Dumbledore's funeral to defy his mother's wishes that he return home immediately.[16]

Dean Thomas[]

Dean Thomas: "We're fighting, aren't we? The message said Harry was back, and we were going to fight! I'll have to get a wand, though —"
Seamus Finnigan: "You haven't got a wand — ?"
— Seamus offering to help Dean before the start of the Battle of Hogwarts[src]
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Dean Thomas, his best friend

Seamus's best friend was Dean Thomas, one of his dormmates, during their first year at Hogwarts, and the two remained best friends throughout their school years. The two were often seen together at school, and Dean attended the Quidditch World Cup with Seamus and his mother in 1994.[40] Seamus initially believed the smear campaign the Ministry of Magic and the Daily Prophet ran against Harry Potter when he claimed that Voldemort had returned, but this does not appear to have affected his friendship with Dean, who did believe Harry and who eventually managed to get Seamus to attend the final D.A. meeting of the year.[15]

Seamus was also displeased when Dean was chosen as the replacement Chaser for the Gryffindor Quidditch team over him when Katie Bell was injured, but again, the two still remained close friends.[16] Since Dean could not return to Hogwarts for his final year, the two did not see each other for some time. When Dean eventually did return to Hogwarts in 1998 to fight in the final battle, Seamus was ecstatic to see him, and ran to hug him.[14]

Dumbledore's Army[]

Harry Potter: "And the Carrows can't get in?"
Seamus Finnigan: "No. It's a proper hideout, as long as one of us stays in here, they can't get at us, the door won't open. It's all down to Neville. He really gets this Room. You've got to ask it for exactly what you need – like, "I don't want any Carrow supporters to be able to get in" – and it'll do it for you! You've just got to make sure you close the loopholes! Neville's the man!"
— Seamus talking to Harry about D.A. meetings during the 1997–1998 school year[src]
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Dumbledore's Army

Seamus was also friends with his other roommates, Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and Neville Longbottom, though not to the same extent as with Dean Thomas. He and Harry had small fallings out over Harry being chosen as a Triwizard Champion[40] and Seamus's doubt over Harry's claim that Lord Voldemort had returned,[15] but managed to patch things up. When Ron had a row with Harry himself about the Goblet of Fire choosing Harry as a champion, he spent a lot of time with Seamus and Dean. However, when Seamus expressed his disbelief about Harry's statements that Lord Voldemort was back, Ron supported Harry and got very angry with Seamus. However, they became friends again.

Seamus also appeared to be friendly with Lavender Brown, whom he took to the Yule Ball in 1994[40] They may have been romantically involved around that time, though they may have just gone together as friends. Later on, Ron would get romantically involved with Lavender and there were no signs of bitterness between him and Seamus, which may indicate that Seamus and Lavender were never a couple.

Seamus also seemed to have been friendly with classmates and fellow D.A. members Hannah Abbott, Ernie Macmillan and Susan Bones; during the Battle of Hogwarts, he was frequently seen fighting alongside them, even though his best friend Dean Thomas had returned to Hogwarts. His friendships with Hannah, Susan and Ernie may have became closer when Dean was on the run and he had to make new friends, both Harry and Ron were also absent from school leaving Seamus with only Neville as a friend.[14] Seamus had also met other members of the army, such as Ginny Weasley, Angelina Johnson, Alicia Spinnet, Katie Bell, Lee Jordan, Fred and George Weasley, Colin and Dennis Creevey, Michael Corner, Anthony Goldstein, Terry Boot, Luna Lovegood, Cho Chang, Marietta Edgecombe, Justin Finch-Fletchley, and Zacharias Smith, although their relationship with Seamus is unknown.


Seamus is an Irish version of the name James, which means "supplanter" (one who takes the place of another, usually by force). Finnigan is an Irish name that includes finn (white, fair) and means "fair-haired one."

Behind the scenes[]


Seamus Finnigan as a LEGO mini-figure


Seamus Finnigan in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4


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Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 7 (The Sorting Hat) - ""I'm half-and-half," said Seamus. "Me dad's a Muggle. Mum didn't tell him she was a witch 'til after they were married."
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 7 (Bagman and Crouch)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 9 (The Writing on the Wall)
  4. Harry Potter: Quidditch World Cup
  5. 5.00 5.01 5.02 5.03 5.04 5.05 5.06 5.07 5.08 5.09 5.10 5.11 5.12 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 7 (The Sorting Hat)
  6. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 7 (The Sorting Hat) - ""I would prefer you to call me Sir Nicholas de Mimsy —" the ghost began stiffly, but sandy-haired Seamus Finnigan interrupted."
  7. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 11 (The Sorting Hat's New Song) - ""Out of order, am I?" shouted Seamus, who in contrast with Ron was turning paler."
  8. As his father is not a wizard or from a wizard family, Fergus can't be his paternal cousin
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 11 (The Sorting Hat's New Song)
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 7 (The Boggart in the Wardrobe)
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 10 (Hallowe'en)
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Pottermore - Explore the Story: Seamus Finnegan
  13. 13.0 13.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Chapter 32 (The Elder Wand) - "And then a silver hare, a boar, and a fox soared past Harry, Ron, and Hermione's heads: The dementors fell back before the creatures' approach. Three more people had arrived out of the darkness to stand beside them, their wands outstretched, continuing to cast their Patronuses: Luna, Ernie, and Seamus."
  14. 14.00 14.01 14.02 14.03 14.04 14.05 14.06 14.07 14.08 14.09 14.10 14.11 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  15. 15.00 15.01 15.02 15.03 15.04 15.05 15.06 15.07 15.08 15.09 15.10 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  16. 16.00 16.01 16.02 16.03 16.04 16.05 16.06 16.07 16.08 16.09 16.10 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
  17. 17.0 17.1 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 8 (The Potions Master)
  18. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 9 (The Midnight Duel)
  19. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 11 (Quidditch)
  20. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 12 (The Mirror of Erised)
  21. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 13 (Nicolas Flamel)
  22. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 17 (The Man with Two Faces)
  23. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 6 (Gilderoy Lockhart)
  24. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Chapter 11 (The Duelling Club)
  25. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 4 (The Leaky Cauldron)
  26. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 6 (Talons and Tea Leaves)
  27. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 8 (Flight of the Fat Lady)
  28. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 9 (Grim Defeat)
  29. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 12 (The Patronus)
  30. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 13 (Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw)
  31. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 22 (Owl Post Again)
  32. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 11 (Aboard the Hogwarts Express)
  33. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 12 (The Triwizard Tournament)
  34. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 13 (Mad-Eye Moody)
  35. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Chapter 22 (The Unexpected Task)
  36. 36.0 36.1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  37. Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
  38. Harry Potter: Magic Awakened, The Mysterious Malady, Chapter IV: Plants vs Herbologist
  39. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 9 (The Half-Blood Prince)
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  41. "Yule Ball dancers update" from SnitchSeeker.com
  42. Resumé on ArielleBrown.com
  43. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (video game)
  44. Alfred Enoch on be.com
Dumbledore's Army
Harry Potter · Hermione Granger · Ronald Weasley
Harry Potter · Neville Longbottom · Luna Lovegood · Ginny Weasley
Gryffindor ClearBG2 Gryffindor Katie Bell · Lavender Brown · Colin Creevey · Dennis Creevey · Seamus Finnigan · Angelina Johnson · Lee Jordan · Cormac McLaggen · Parvati Patil · Alicia Spinnet · Dean Thomas · Romilda Vane · Fred Weasley · George Weasley · Nigel Wolpert · Unidentified female · Unidentified female (II)
Dumbledore army
Ravenclaw ClearBG2 Ravenclaw Terry Boot · Cho Chang · Michael Corner · Marietta Edgecombe · Anthony Goldstein · Padma Patil · Maisy Reynolds · Unidentified male · Unidentified male (II) · Unidentified female
Hufflepuff ClearBG2 Hufflepuff Hannah Abbott · Susan Bones · Justin Finch-Fletchley · Ernie Macmillan · Zacharias Smith · Leanne · Unidentified female
Unknown House Luca Caruso · Alice Tolipan
Allies and other affiliations
Order of the Phoenix · Hogwarts staff · Augusta Longbottom · Andromeda Tonks · Ted Tonks · Percy Weasley · Oliver Wood · Grawp · Dobby · Winky · Hogwarts house-elves · Forbidden Forest Centaur colony · Hogwarts Hippogriff herd · Hogwarts Ghosts · Hogwarts students · Hogwarts Thestral herd
Hogwarts Duelling Club
Duelling Club Captains
Hogwarts: Gilderoy Lockhart · Severus Snape
Gryffindor: Angus Matlock
Hufflepuff: Duelling Club Captain
Ravenclaw: Alannis
Slytherin: Duelling Club Captain
Duelling Club Members
Gryffindor: Edward · Emily · Harry Potter · Hermione Granger · Neil Randall · Neville Longbottom · Romilda Vane · Ronald Weasley · Seamus Finnigan · Stewart
Hufflepuff: Anthony Otterburn · Heather · Justin Finch-Fletchley · Karl Limpley · Kouta Ohnishi · Rhonda Fladbury
Ravenclaw: Andrew · Helen Dawlish · Fawcett · Rebecca · Shoma Ichikawa · Terry Boot · Trevor Birch
Slytherin: Bridget · Draco Malfoy · Fergus Cowley · Irfan Mustaq · Maynard Hatton · Millicent Bulstrode · Peter · Rachel · Roy
Crossfire Badge · Defender Badge · Duelling Beginner's Luck Badge · Duelling Club Champion Badge · Duelling Veteran Badge · Keen Duellist Badge · Master Duellist Badge · Nine Lives Badge · Persistence Badge · Reflex Badge
Duelling Club locations
Great Hall · Middle Courtyard · The Quad · Training Grounds