No archaeological interest?

  The past couple of weeks have been incredibly exciting in Moira demesne as a team from the Centre for Archaeological Fieldwork and Archaeology at Queen’s University Belfast. Sponsored by Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council and assisted by community volunteers of Read More …

Digging up history

We are on the verge of one of the most exciting developments for decades if not centuries. Since I first took an interest in the history of Moira I have wondered what has been hidden below the surface of Moira Read More …

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 …