Ms. Fiona White, Heritage Studies, GMIT, will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the Mayo Historical & Archaeological Society in assoociation with the Heritage Dept., GMIT, Castlebar, on Wednesday, November 14th at 8 pm. The venue is the Roseanne Clear Lecture Theatre, GMIT Campus, Westport Road, Castlebar.
The title of the presentation is 'Moore Hall during the Famine 1845-1850'.
Fiona White, Lecturer, Heritage Studies, GMIT, Castlebar.
All are welcome.
Moore Hall is situated on the banks of Lough Carra in County Mayo. Construction on the house started in 1792 and was completed in 1795. The house was occupied continuously from 1795 until 1910. For 13 years it was unoccupied and then eventually destroyed by fire in 1923.
From the beginning of their arrival in the Lough Carra region, the Moore family and their descendents were to contribute significantly to the political, social and cultural history of the local region and to wider national events.
Using the collection of personal letters from the National Library of Ireland, this lecture sets out to investigate George Henry Moore's management of the estate during the famine of the 1840s with particular emphasis on his relationship with the Partry Poor Relief Committee.