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|blood=[[Pure-blood]] or [[half-blood]]<ref name="Blood">According to [[J.K. Rowling]], [[Harry Potter]] is considered [[half-blood]] because two of his four grandparents are [[Muggle]]s ([http://web.archive.org/web/20110806214249/http://www.jkrowling.com/textonly/en/faq_view.cfm?id=58 source]). As such, Seamus would not be half-blood if Mrs Finnigan was [[Muggle-born]].</ref><ref name="Half">'''Seamus Finnigan''': I'm half-and-half. Me dad's a Muggle. Mam didn't tell him she was a witch 'til after they were married. Bit of a nasty shock for him. (''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'' - Chapter 7)</ref>
 
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|hair=Sandy<ref name="Hair">"''He was sitting in front of his own shamrock-covered tent, with a sandy-haired woman who had to be his mother, and his best friend, Dean Thomas, also of Gryffindor.''" (''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 7)</ref>
 
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|house=[[Gryffindor]] (possibly)<ref name="House">'''Horace Slughorn''': You'll be Gryffindor like her, I suppose? Yes, it usually goes in families. Not always, though. (''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 4)</ref>
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{{Dialogue a-b|Seamus|Like the decorations? The Ministry's not too happy.|Mrs Finnigan|Ah, why shouldn't we show our colours? You should see what the Bulgarians have got dangling all over their tents.|Mrs Finnigan and her [[Seamus Finnigan|son]]|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
'''Mrs. Finnigan''' was a [[Wizardkind|witch]] and the mother of [[Seamus Finnigan]]. According to her son, Mrs. Finnigan only told her [[Seamus Finnigan's father|husband]] that she was a [[Wizard|witch]] after they were married, which came as a "nasty shock" to him given that he is a [[Muggle]].<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]''</ref>
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'''Mrs Finnigan''' (fl. [[1980s|1980]]-[[1997]]) was an [[Ireland|Irish]]<ref name="Irish">'''Mrs Finnigan''': Ah, why shouldn't we show our colours? You should see what the Bulgarians have got dangling all over their tents. (''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 7)</ref> [[Wizardkind|witch]]. She married [[Seamus Finnigan's father|Mr Finnigan]], a [[Muggle]], shocking him at some point after the wedding by telling him that she was a witch.<ref name="Half"/> The two had a son named [[Seamus Finnigan|Seamus]].
   
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==
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===Early life===
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{{Quote|I'm half-and-half. Me dad's a Muggle. Mam didn't tell him she was a witch 'til after they were married. Bit of a nasty shock for him.|Seamus|Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone}}
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Mrs Finnigan was born to at least one magical parent.<ref name="Blood"/> Being [[Ireland|Irish]],<ref name="Irish"/> she presumably attended [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]], likely being [[sorting ceremony|sorted]] into [[Gryffindor]].<ref name="House"/> She was a fan of [[Quidditch]], supporting the [[Irish National Quidditch team]].<ref name="GoF7">''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 7</ref>
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She met and fell in love with [[Seamus Finnigan's father|Mr Finnigan]], a [[Muggle]], marrying him without telling him that she was a [[wizardkind|witch]]. At some point after the Finnigans' wedding, she told him that she was a witch, which proved a "nasty shock" to him.<ref name="Half"/> They had a [[half-blood]] son named [[Seamus Finnigan|Seamus]], who went on to study at Hogwarts.
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===1994===
 
===1994===
In [[1994]], Mrs. Finnigan attended the [[Quidditch World Cup]] with Seamus, and was introduced to [[Harry Potter]] for the first time. She and her son staunchly and vociferously supported the [[Irish National Quidditch team]], who defeated [[Bulgaria]] in the final.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
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{{Dialogue a-b|Ron Weasley|Harry wouldn't do that we met your mother, we liked her...|Harry Potter|That's before she started believing every word the stinking Daily Prophet writes about me!|[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Harry Potter]] on Mrs Finnigan|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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Mrs Finnigan took Seamus and his friend, [[Dean Thomas]], to [[Roberts]]'s [[Quidditch World Cup Campsite|campsite]] to watch the [[1994 Quidditch World Cup]] final between [[Irish National Quidditch team|Ireland]] and [[Bulgarian National Quidditch team|Bulgaria]]. The Finnigans' tent was covered in shamrocks, and located near several similarly-decorated ones.<ref name="Tents">"''They had walked into a patch of tents that were all covered with a thick growth of shamrocks, so that it looked as though small, oddly shaped hillocks had sprouted out of the earth.'' (''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 7)</ref> The [[British Ministry of Magic|Ministry of Magic]] was displeased with the decoration,<ref name="Ministry">'''Seamus Finnigan''': Like the decorations? The Ministry's not too happy. (''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]'' - Chapter 7)</ref> but Mrs Finnigan believed that they had the right to show their colours, pointing out the [[Viktor Krum]] posters being hung by the supporters of [[Bulgaria]].<ref name="Irish"/>
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At the campsite, Mrs Finnigan met [[Harry Potter]], [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] and [[Hermione Granger]], though it is unknown if she knew who Harry was at the time. She asked the trio if they were supporting Ireland, eyeing them beadily before their confirmation.
   
 
===1995===
 
===1995===
A reader of the ''[[Daily Prophet]]'', Mrs. Finnigan believed the [[Campaign to discredit Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter|series of slanders and lies]] they printed against Harry and [[Albus Dumbledore]] in the summer of [[1995]], and seriously considered not allowing Seamus to go back to [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]] in the September of the same year as a consequence.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
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{{Dialogue a-b-a|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.|I'll have a go at anyone who calls me a liar.|Seamus and [[Harry Potter]] on Mrs Finnigan|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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A reader of ''[[The Daily Prophet]]'', Mrs Finnigan believed the [[Campaign to discredit Albus Dumbledore and Harry Potter|series of slander and lies]] they printed against [[Harry Potter]] and [[Albus Dumbledore]] in the summer of [[1995]]. She did not want Seamus to return to the school that year as a result, believing that Dumbledore was incapable of acting as [[headmaster]].<ref name="OotP5">''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'' - Chapter 11</ref> However, she relented, and allowed him to.
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===1996===
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{{Quote|I just wanted to say, I believe you. And I've sent a copy of that magazine to me mam.|Seamus to Harry|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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Seamus sent a copy of ''[[The Quibbler]]'' to his mother in [[1996]] to sway her into believing Harry over ''The Daily Prophet''.
   
 
===1997===
 
===1997===
In [[1997]], following the death of [[Albus Dumbledore]], Mrs. Finnigan tried to take Seamus out of school and bring him home before the Headmaster's [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|funeral]]. Seamus refused, leading to a blazing argument. Mrs. Finnigan eventually compromised, allowing him to attend the funeral on the condition that they go home right after.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]''</ref>
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{{Quote|Seamus Finnigan, on the other hand, refused point-blank to accompany his mother home; they had a shouting match in the Entrance Hall which was resolved when she agreed that he could remain behind for the funeral. She had difficulty in finding a bed in Hogsmeade, Seamus told Harry and Ron, for wizards and witches were pouring into the village, preparing to pay their last respects to Dumbledore.|Description|Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince}}
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After Dumbledore's death and the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]] in [[June]] [[1997]], Mrs Finnigan attempted to take Seamus home. However, he refused, leading to a loud argument between them in the [[Entrance Hall]] before she agreed to allow him to stay for the [[Funeral of Albus Dumbledore|funeral]]. Mrs Finnigan encountered considerable difficulty finding somewhere to stay in [[Hogsmeade]], due to the large amount of witches and wizards wishing to attend the funeral.<ref name="Funeral">"''Seamus Finnigan, on the other hand, refused point-blank to accompany his mother home; they had a shouting match in the Entrance Hall which was resolved when she agreed that he could remain behind for the funeral. She had difficulty in finding a bed in Hogsmeade, Seamus told Harry and Ron, for wizards and witches were pouring into the village, preparing to pay their last respects to Dumbledore.''" (''[[Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince]]'' - Chapter 30)</ref>
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Mrs Finnigan allowed her son to attend Hogwarts for the [[1997-1998 school year]].
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==Physical description==
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{{Quote|He was sitting in front of his own shamrock-covered tent, with a sandy-haired woman who had to be his mother ''[...]'' |Description|Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire}}
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Mrs Finnigan was a white woman with sandy-coloured hair, much like her son's.<ref name="Hair"/>
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==Personality and traits==
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{{Quote|You don't know my mother, she'd weasel anything out of anyone!|Seamus on his mother|Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix}}
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Mrs Finnigan was said to be able to shiftily manipulate others into giving out information.<ref name="Weasel">'''Seamus Finnigan''': You don’t know my mother, she'd weasel anything out of anyone! (''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]'')</ref> She was likeable and worried for her son, not wanting him to stay at [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry|Hogwarts]] while under the impression that [[Albus Dumbledore|Dumbledore]] was unstable or after the [[Battle of the Astronomy Tower]].<ref name="Funeral"/> [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] noted that telling Mrs Finnigan that he was anything but an [[Irish National Quidditch team|Ireland]] fan would not have ended well for him.<ref name="GoF7"/>
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==Behind the scenes==
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*Given [[Fergus]]'s magical ability, it is likely that he was related by blood to Mrs Finnigan, which would mean that she had at least one sibling.
   
 
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Mrs Finnigan
Biographical information
Blood status

Pure-blood or half-blood[1][2]

Physical information
Species

Human

Gender

Female

Hair colour

Sandy[3]

Skin colour

White

Family information
Family members
Affiliation
House

Gryffindor (possibly)[4]

Loyalty

Finnigan family

Seamus: "Like the decorations? The Ministry's not too happy."
Mrs Finnigan: "Ah, why shouldn't we show our colours? You should see what the Bulgarians have got dangling all over their tents."
— Mrs Finnigan and her son[src]

Mrs Finnigan (fl. 1980-1997) was an Irish[5] witch. She married Mr Finnigan, a Muggle, shocking him at some point after the wedding by telling him that she was a witch.[2] The two had a son named Seamus.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

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

Mrs Finnigan was born to at least one magical parent.[1] Being Irish,[5] she presumably attended Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, likely being sorted into Gryffindor.[4] She was a fan of Quidditch, supporting the Irish National Quidditch team.[6]

She met and fell in love with Mr Finnigan, a Muggle, marrying him without telling him that she was a witch. At some point after the Finnigans' wedding, she told him that she was a witch, which proved a "nasty shock" to him.[2] They had a half-blood son named Seamus, who went on to study at Hogwarts.

1994Edit

Ron Weasley: "Harry wouldn't do that — we met your mother, we liked her..."
Harry Potter: "That's before she started believing every word the stinking Daily Prophet writes about me!"
Ron Weasley and Harry Potter on Mrs Finnigan[src]

Mrs Finnigan took Seamus and his friend, Dean Thomas, to Roberts's campsite to watch the 1994 Quidditch World Cup final between Ireland and Bulgaria. The Finnigans' tent was covered in shamrocks, and located near several similarly-decorated ones.[7] The Ministry of Magic was displeased with the decoration,[8] but Mrs Finnigan believed that they had the right to show their colours, pointing out the Viktor Krum posters being hung by the supporters of Bulgaria.[5]

At the campsite, Mrs Finnigan met Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, though it is unknown if she knew who Harry was at the time. She asked the trio if they were supporting Ireland, eyeing them beadily before their confirmation.

1995Edit

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 and Harry Potter on Mrs Finnigan[src]

A reader of The Daily Prophet, Mrs Finnigan believed the series of slander and lies they printed against Harry Potter and Albus Dumbledore in the summer of 1995. She did not want Seamus to return to the school that year as a result, believing that Dumbledore was incapable of acting as headmaster.[9] However, she relented, and allowed him to.

1996Edit

"I just wanted to say, I believe you. And I've sent a copy of that magazine to me mam."
—Seamus to Harry[src]

Seamus sent a copy of The Quibbler to his mother in 1996 to sway her into believing Harry over The Daily Prophet.

1997Edit

"Seamus Finnigan, on the other hand, refused point-blank to accompany his mother home; they had a shouting match in the Entrance Hall which was resolved when she agreed that he could remain behind for the funeral. She had difficulty in finding a bed in Hogsmeade, Seamus told Harry and Ron, for wizards and witches were pouring into the village, preparing to pay their last respects to Dumbledore."
—Description[src]

After Dumbledore's death and the Battle of the Astronomy Tower in June 1997, Mrs Finnigan attempted to take Seamus home. However, he refused, leading to a loud argument between them in the Entrance Hall before she agreed to allow him to stay for the funeral. Mrs Finnigan encountered considerable difficulty finding somewhere to stay in Hogsmeade, due to the large amount of witches and wizards wishing to attend the funeral.[10]

Mrs Finnigan allowed her son to attend Hogwarts for the 1997-1998 school year.

Physical descriptionEdit

"He was sitting in front of his own shamrock-covered tent, with a sandy-haired woman who had to be his mother [...] "
—Description[src]

Mrs Finnigan was a white woman with sandy-coloured hair, much like her son's.[3]

Personality and traitsEdit

"You don't know my mother, she'd weasel anything out of anyone!"
—Seamus on his mother[src]

Mrs Finnigan was said to be able to shiftily manipulate others into giving out information.[11] She was likeable and worried for her son, not wanting him to stay at Hogwarts while under the impression that Dumbledore was unstable or after the Battle of the Astronomy Tower.[10] Ron Weasley noted that telling Mrs Finnigan that he was anything but an Ireland fan would not have ended well for him.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

  • Given Fergus's magical ability, it is likely that he was related by blood to Mrs Finnigan, which would mean that she had at least one sibling.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 According to J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter is considered half-blood because two of his four grandparents are Muggles (source). As such, Seamus would not be half-blood if Mrs Finnigan was Muggle-born.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Seamus Finnigan: I'm half-and-half. Me dad's a Muggle. Mam didn't tell him she was a witch 'til after they were married. Bit of a nasty shock for him. (Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone - Chapter 7)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "He was sitting in front of his own shamrock-covered tent, with a sandy-haired woman who had to be his mother, and his best friend, Dean Thomas, also of Gryffindor." (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 7)
  4. 4.0 4.1 Horace Slughorn: You'll be Gryffindor like her, I suppose? Yes, it usually goes in families. Not always, though. (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 4)
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Mrs Finnigan: Ah, why shouldn't we show our colours? You should see what the Bulgarians have got dangling all over their tents. (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 7)
  6. 6.0 6.1 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 7
  7. "They had walked into a patch of tents that were all covered with a thick growth of shamrocks, so that it looked as though small, oddly shaped hillocks had sprouted out of the earth. (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 7)
  8. Seamus Finnigan: Like the decorations? The Ministry's not too happy. (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Chapter 7)
  9. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix - Chapter 11
  10. 10.0 10.1 "Seamus Finnigan, on the other hand, refused point-blank to accompany his mother home; they had a shouting match in the Entrance Hall which was resolved when she agreed that he could remain behind for the funeral. She had difficulty in finding a bed in Hogsmeade, Seamus told Harry and Ron, for wizards and witches were pouring into the village, preparing to pay their last respects to Dumbledore." (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - Chapter 30)
  11. Seamus Finnigan: You don’t know my mother, she'd weasel anything out of anyone! (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

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