Seat is placed at Moore’s Meetings
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.