Seat is placed at Moore’s Meet­ings

April 2002

Bray People - - NEWS -

This is the 150th an­niver­sary of the death of Thomas Moore, the cel­e­brated poet and song­writer. Thomas Moore spent some time liv­ing in the Avoca area and it was there that he penned some of his best known po­ems and lit­er­ary works.

En­sconsed in the tran­quil set­ting Avon­more and Avon­beg as the rivers meet at Avoca, gave him the in­spi­ra­tion to pen ‘ The Meet­ing of the Wa­ters’, a song and poem that has made Avoca fa­mous world­wide.

To mark the 150 an­niver­sary of the death, the Avoca Twin­ning Com­mit­tee un­der Shane Har­ri­son has erected a seat at the spot where Moore would have com­posed those fa­mous lines.

This seat was un­veiled last Satur­day by Min­is­ter Joe Ja­cob in the pres­ence of many lo­cal celebri­ties in­clud­ing TDs Liz McManus and Mil­dred Fox, Co Coun­cil chairma Jimmy O’Shaugh­nessy and area coun­cil­lors Nicky Kelly, Vin­cent Blake and Pat Do­ran. Bosco Ho­gan, an ac­tor from Bal­lykissan­gel fame re­cited the poem ‘ The Meet­ing of the Wa­ters oth­er­wise known as Sweet Vale of Avoca.

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