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 …

The Four Trees

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 …

The Battle of Moira

The Battle of Moira is the earliest documented record of life here. The battle was between Domhnall (pronounced Donall), High King of Ireland and Congal Cláen, King of Ulster. It is described as one of the most blood-thirsty in early Read More …

Schools in Moira

Moira Primary School What is now the Logic youth drop-in and activity centre was once the primary school. The school moved to the site in Backwood Road in 1973 and the present school building was officially opened by Princess Anne 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 …

Village Churches

The Parish of Moira It was founded in 1721. A plot of land opposite Moira Castle was given by the Hill family from Hillsborough for the building of the Church in 1723. The Rawdon Family contributed much of the expense Read More …

Famous visitors

Legend says St Patrick came up the Lagan but of course there are so many legends surrounding the man. There is no way of knowing if he did come to Moira, though some believe he founded a church in nearby Read More …