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 …

Aerial images 1974

Photographs on this page are kindly donated by Peter C———. He and his wife first met when they were serving at Waringfield Military Hospital in the early 1960’s.  Peter was in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) and worked in the Read More …

Historical Maps

To see a larger map of the area by Taylor and Skinner 1777 click on the map above (opens in a new tab)      

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 …

Church Histories

In my writing, whether in print or online, my intention includes sharing how the Gospel of Jesus Christ has impacted Moira. Much of this will appear in summary form in the book “Finding Footprints.” But this site offers links to Read More …

Local History Links

Irish Linen Centre and Lisburn Museum Paint the Past   History of Maghaberry Facebook page Ulster Aviation Society – Maghaberry and Long Kesh Airfields Lurgan Ancestry web site Old Lurgan Photos Craigavon Historical Society Mills of Northern Ireland web site