No archaeological interest?

  The past couple of weeks have been incredibly exciting in Moira demesne as a team from the┬áCentre 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 …

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)      

Find my house

Hello Boys and girls. Do you live in or near Moira. Is your house an old one or a new one? If you look carefully in the images below you might be able to find your house. Happy hunting.  

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 …

The Tunnel

There is supposed to have been a tunnel from Moira Castle leading to the Church. Some think it was used by the Rawdon family and their servants as their means of entry to the Church but it is more likely Read More …