Abbey Ruins – Moore Hall – County Mayo

Updated On: June 20, 2018

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.

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