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Monday 1 September 2014

The Moore family

Published 07/11/2012 | 09:41

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I WAS reading a great piece from many moons ago about a husband and wife who were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary.

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John Moore from Magdalene Street was born in 1861 and at the age of 21 he walked down the aisle in St Peter's with his 17-yearold bride, Annie.

60 years later they had 11 children, 50 grandchildren and a dozen great grandchildren.

No doubt there's great, great and even great grandchildren around Drogheda now!

John played GAA with the county, recalled the Fenian Rising and worked as a weaver for 30 years in Boyne Mills. His son, John, was a theatre producer.

Going back many decades, the likes of Mrs Phyllis Seagrave, Aidan and Bobby Moore and Kenneth Matthews were all grandchildren.

I'm sure the story continues.

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