Thomas Moore visited Bannow  on August 26th 1835 at the request of his good friend, Thomas Boyse of Bannow House. Moore, a  poet, lyricist and writer with strong political views, had a reputation and standing of international significance. His visit to Bannow, at a time when he was openly critical of Daniel O’Connell, was an event of significance and importance. His reception by the people of Bannow was exhuberant and lavish.

Bannow Historical Society are proud to be associated with this unique event, the brainchild of Ian Magahy and staged with the kind and generous support of the owners of Bannow House.

Please see the press release below for further background information on the event itself and of the personalities involved in the performance.

Tickets are available through Wexford Arts Centre ( and cost €35.00 each /€20.00 for children plus €1.50 service charge.

If you would like further information please feel free to call:

Anne Farrell at 086 8469131.

Press release – Thomas Moore at Bannow House

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