Maurice Moore (1854-1939)


Life
[Col. Maurice George Moore]; b. Moore Hall; yngr. br. of George Moore; ed. Oscott, Birmingham and Sandhurst; commissioned, Connaught Rangers, 1875; Zulu and Kaffir Wars, 1877-79; Natal; commanded 1st Batt. Connaught Rangers, 1900-06, and leading cavalry corps he formed in Boer War; supported John Redmond; instructor to Irish Volunteers, 1913, later co-opted onto the Provisional Committee, becoming Inspector General; he was one of the few of the original Provisional Committee to go over to the Redmondites following the split in September 1914;
 
appointed Inspector General to the new National Volunteers until he effected a re-unification with the Irish Volunteers, 1917; campaigned for withholding of Land Annuities post-1921; became a fndr.-mbr. Fianna Fail, 1929; appt. Senator; wrote An Irish Gentleman: George Henry Moore (1913), and an account of the Irish Volunteers, 1913-1917, translated into Irish by Liam Ó Rinn as Tús agus Fás Óglach na hÉireann (1936). DIH

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Works
An Irish gentleman George Henry Moore: His Travel, His Racing, His Politics [preface by George Moore] (London: T. Werner Laurie [1913]); British Plunder and Irish Blunder or the Story of the Land Purchase Annuities ([Dublin]: Gaelic Press [1927]); Tús agus Fás Óglach na hÉireann, trans. into Irish by Liam Ó Rinn (Oifig Díolta Foillseacháin Rialtais 1936).

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Criticism
Oliver Snoddy, ‘Notes on Literature in Irish Dealing with the Fight for Freedom’, Éire-Ireland, 3, 2 (Summer 1968), pp. 138-48.

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References
Hyland Catalogue, 220 (1996) lists with Darrell Figgis, Report on Peat (Dublin Dec. 1921), 110pp., large folding map [Hyland Oct. 1995; Catl. 219]. British Plunder and Irish Blunder (c.1928), 48pp.

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