Abbey Ruins in Co. Mayo and a long forgotten castle we were so lucky to find, not even signposted!!

Moore Hall – famous big house, sadly now abandoned from the Moore Family in Mayo/Ireland. There is an interesting story about this building and the previous owners. The property is regarded as the ancestral home of the Moores of Ireland – the most famous being John Moore the Irish Politician. At the time of the Irish Rebellion of 1798 a force of 1,000 French soldiers under General Humbert landed at Killala. Moore joined the French as did a considerable number of his tenants. After the Battle of Castlebar which took place on 27 August 1798, General Humbert, on 31 August 1798, issued the following decree, which inter alia appointed John Moore as the President of the Government of the Province of Connacht.

Abbey Ruins and Hidden Castle - Moore Hall - County Mayo Ireland, Close to Westport and Ballintober
Abbey Ruins and Hidden Castle - Moore Hall - County Mayo Ireland, Close to Westport and Ballintober

Moore Hall, which is the ruins of the Moore family's large stately home, lie on Muckloon Hill overlooking Lough Carra. The Moore family was famous and even some of the individuals and characters related to it were considered famous as well and who played major roles and parts in the social, cultural, and political history of Ireland from the end of the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century.Since we are referring to this place or house as "ruins", it is important to mention that the house was burned down in 1923 by anti-Treaty irregular forces during the Irish Civil War since Maurice Moore was viewed as pro-Treaty.Since the Abbey Ruins and that Hidden Castle, which a lot of people still know nothing about and haven't discovered yet, are situated in county Mayo in Ireland, it is important to shed the light on this place. County Mayo is a county in Ireland; in the west of Ireland, it is part of the province Connacht and is named after the village of Mayo and which is now known as Mayo Abbey.


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