Moira horses and the 1798 Rebellion

Another snippet from the forthcoming book, Finding Footprints. An incident from 1798 Rebellion deserves mention. Moira had three church buildings within a stone’s throw of each other; the parish church and two meeting houses. This proved to be “helpful” to Read More …

The Houses of Moira

Waringfield House As one travelled out of the village in the direction of Magheralin, there stood Waringfield House, another notable Georgian building. It was the residence of the Waring family who in 1876 owned more than two thousand acres at Read More …

Presbyterians in Moira

Moira Presbyterian church is about to officially open their wonderful new church building. This might be an appropriate occasion to share some brief comments on Presbyterian history from the forthcoming book on the History of Moira. I would appreciate if Read More …

Fifty years old

 Moira was always an attractive location. Those lime trees Anne Lutton described down both sides of the Main Street were removed in the early part of twentieth century. Chestnut trees that once lined part of the driveway to the Parish Read More …