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Moore Hall, or Moorehall, the house and estate of George Henry Moore and family, is situated in the barony of Carra, County Mayo in a karst limestone landscape. The Moores were an aristocratic Irish family who built Moore Hall between 1792 and 1795. The first Moore of Moore Hall was George Moore, a name borne by many members of the family down the generations. The Moores were originally an English Protestant family but some became Catholic when John Moore married the Catholic Jane Lynch Athy of Galway, and when their son, George, married Katherine de Kilikelly (really Kelly), an Irish-Spanish Catholic, in 1765. [1] [2]
The ruins of the Moore family's large stately home, Moore Hall, lie on Muckloon Hill overlooking Lough Carra. [3] The house was designed by John Roberts, an architect from Waterford who also designed Tyrone House in Co. Galway, and Waterford Cathedral. Several members of the Moore family played major parts in the social, cultural and political history of Ireland from the end of the eighteenth century to the early twentieth century. The house was burned down in 1923 by anti-Treaty irregular forces during the Irish Civil War because Maurice Moore was viewed as pro-Treaty. [4]

The house, lake, farm, and estate is now owned by the forestry company, Coillte, and it is popular with visitors to the area. The house is not open to the public due to its poor condition — it has not been refurbished since it was burned. The estate is a haven of native forestry grown over the farm walls and buildings behind the ruins of the grand house. Local people who lived and worked on the Moore Hall estate remember it fondly. [3] The estate passed to the Irish Land Commission upon the death of George Moore, and a campaign to restore the house has been waged. [4]

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