History of Moira

For some years now George & a friend of his have been collecting old photos of Moira & surrounding areas.

In the following galleries are some of the photos which they have collected to date, we regularly receive emails from all over the world from people trying to trace their family tree who may have come across one of their own relatives in this collection of photos.

The photos have also been used by local newspapers and by a local Clergy man in the making of a video about the history of Moira, the video can be found within this section of the website.

The collection is ever growing so do check back from time to time. If you or anyone you may know have any old photo's which you think may be of interest to George then please feel free to call in to show him them or drop us an email at info@mccartneysofmoira.com

Moira Main Street

Article by Lisburn City Council on the History of Moira - read here

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St Johns Parish Church Moira, Co. Down pre 1900 St Johns Parish Church Moira Co. Down early 1900 Waringfield House Moira, Co. Down Moira Police Station in 1923 Moira Main Street Early 1900 Town Hall & Job Palmers Shop Moira Moira Main Street Early 1900 Old Steam Engine Moira Co. Down Park View Moira Co. Down Early 1900 Magheralin Village 1920 Irwin's Corner Moira Co.Down Names at Irwin's Corner Moira 1929-1.jpg Moira Railway Station, Co.Down The Original Four Trees Moira Co.Down Isaac Logan's Tractor Clarehill Road Moira isaac Logan & Family Harvest Clarehill Road Moira isaac Logan Clarehill Road Moira Harvest Time Moira Co.Down Joe Burns Shoemaker Lurganville School, Moira Silver Jubilee Moira 1935 Waringfield Hospital Moira during The Second World War Job Palmer Vans during the Second World War Top of Moira Main Street 1940's Old Main Street Moira Old Police Station & The Blacks Row Moira School Children Moira School Children 1952 Sports day at Rectory early 1950's Rev McComb, Moira Jimmy Armstrong Moira Badminton Club Jan 1964 Sunday School Photo September 1964 Ronald Crooks, Louis Bell & Sam Shaw Dan Bann, Grave Digger at Moira Church Of Ireland Alan Crooks, Fred Montogomery, George Mccartney Senior & Robbie McWilliams John David Heaney & Cows 1960's Billy Beattie & Jim Hammond Moira Scouts Fund Raising walk from Moira to Bangor. From left: Linden Allen, Denver Armstrong, Victor Nesbitt. Dance in Moira at the Temple Ballroom Moira Football Team Moira Boys in Bangor Howard & Willie Burns Dean Hughes & Stephen McDowell Cannon Hurst & Family McDowell's Glass House Robbie McWiliiams, Ruddell Hammond & Norman Menabney. Sam Shaw with Rhoden Irwins Cows. Outside Batemans Pub Moira Moira men visit The Puck Fair in the south Joes Bar - Blackpool Mr Mccallin Moira Primary School Headmaster Mrs Bunting Moira Primary School St Johns Church Moira Confirmation Moira Tuesday Club Old School & Backwood Road 1950's St. John's Terrace only Recently Built 1950's Ruddell's Garage 1950's Moira Main Street 1960s The original Four Trees taken down after a storm Main Street Moira 1960s George McCartney opens The Tempo Ballroom Moira J W Bateman's Pub - now Pretty Mary's Ariel View of Moira Village Job Palmers In Snow Early 1970's Aghalee Village, Co. Armagh Magheralin Village 1920 Flinty Row Magheralin 1947 Magheralin towards Moira Magheralin Corner 1960's Magheralin 1960's Billy Seyton Lurgan Job Palmer Main Street Moira Barrels lined the street during the Troubles Moira 1975 Barrels lined the street during the Troubles Moira 1975 Moira Main Street 1979 Old St. Johns Rectory Moira Armstrong Chicken Factory - Now Beaufort Interiors Opening Of The Village Gate Shop in the 1980's Old Arial View Of Shop from the 1980's Old St. Johns Church Hall 1980's Post Card of Moira from the 1990's Part of the old Waringfield Hospital Moira Old arial shot of top of village Moira village flower display Limekilns Clare Hill Road Moira Normans Pub, Moira Moira Parish Centre Rebuild Moira from Lurgan Road March 2003 Moira Park 2012 Moira Park new play ground 2012 Moira Park new play ground 2012