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The Trustees of the George Moore Association are honoured and grateful to accept the generous gift of George Moore books from the family of Moore descendant Patricia Deane.  Special thanks are due to them for that kind initiative.  Books from the collection will be used as prizes for conference presentations and publications, particularly focusing on post-graduate students. The association would be pleased to accept any further donation and will distribute such books in the cause of expanding Moore studies. 

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Recent news on development of Moorehall

In December 2020 The Mayo News published an article about George Moore and Moorehall which may be of interest.  See below. 

George Moore by William Orpen (1906).  Estimate:€300-€500. Sold for €560 (Hammer Price).  Whyte’s Auction Dublin 5th Oct 2020.  Medium: etching; (from an edition of 100) Size: 5x3in.


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`Moorehall Autumn 2019

Photo courtesy of Michael Reynolds Media

A George Moore Kaleidoscope


A most successful and enjoyable afternoon was had at the Museum of Literature Ireland last Friday the 25th November celebrating the work of Moore.    David Deane, a descendant of George Moore, spoke movingly of his relative.  The Deane family have very generously loaned the bronze death mask of the writer to the museum.  Next time you are in Dublin make sure to visit MoLI to see this wonderful and profound piece of work.


Five extremely interesting and diverse papers were delivered, both panels ably chaired by Professor Adrian Frazier.  As ever, questions were raised by the audience further enhancing and expanding knowledge of the writer, the history of his time, his links to Mayo and Dublin, and the abiding influence of music in his work.  To illustrate the latter, a gifted violinist played carefully chosen pieces which enhanced the event.

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