27 October-Moore Abbey

Moore Abbey is located in Monasterevin, Co Kildare, Ireland. It was once the home of the Earl of Drogheda. He was a descendent of Garrett Moore who was a supporter of Hugh O’Neill, Earl of Tyrone. Today Moore Abbey is the headquarters of the Muiriosa Foundation (Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary). The Muiriosa Foundation provides a range of services and supports to persons with an intellectual disability.

Moore Abbey was built by Charles Moore the 1st Marquess of Drogheda in 1767. It remained the home of the Moore family until the end of World War I. In 1925 Moore Abbey was leased to the tenor Count John McCormack. The McCormack family lived there until 1939. Shortly after the McCormack family moved out, Moore Abbey was sold by the 10th Earl of Drogheda to the Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary.

Edward Moore the 5th Earl of Drogheda was among sixty passengers who died when the ship ‘The Dublin Trader’ sank in the Irish Sea in the year 1758 On This Day.


Moore Abbey, Monasterevin, Co Kildare


Location in Monasterevin where Mc Cormack lived before moving to Moore Abbey.

Moore Abbey photo

Moore Abbey, Galbally by Ballyhoura on 2009-09-16 17:42:44