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Moate and It's History

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  • 14-06-2011 4:24pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 48


    Hi there,
    At the moment I'm researching into the History of the town Moate in Co.Westmeath. I have found countless streams of information about the town itself and how it got its name. However, I was wondering if anyone knew any information/history about the 'lake' on the knockdomney road (a.k.a mount temple road).
    Any info would be very much appreciated, Thanks Aibrean!


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  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators, Help & Feedback Category Moderators Posts: 25,127 CMod ✭✭✭✭Spear


    Moved from N&F.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 414 ✭✭Bosh


    Used to play football in that field! And mad 'flagger' fights with the reeds from the water :p

    As far as I can remember it was either commonage land or owned by the Council.

    The Lake Road was originally known as Jones' Lake Road which I remember from an old Ordinance Survey map.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48 Aibrean


    quite swampy land for football now haha

    and I hear there used to be a distillery on the land...know anything about it?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 414 ✭✭Bosh


    Won't tell you how long ago it was :o

    I'll give the Ma a ring tomorrow & see if I can get a few contacts for you.


  • Registered Users Posts: 48 Aibrean


    that would be great thanks very much :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 10 riverside 57


    Hi, Aibrean, I was just wondering if you could tell if you know through the research you've done where the site of the old convent/orphanage is. I have read a few books about the Sisters of Mercy in Moate and can't seem to find where it is. Thanks so much in advance :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 48 Aibrean


    As far as I know the old convent was located on church street! They have built on the land now and they have a restaurant (the millennium) an newsagent (news4u) and apartments built. It was beside the secondary school! Hope this is of help! :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 10 riverside 57


    Aibrean wrote: »
    As far as I know the old convent was located on church street! They have built on the land now and they have a restaurant (the millennium) an newsagent (news4u) and apartments built. It was beside the secondary school! Hope this is of help! :)

    Thanks so much, it makes sense to me now! :)


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 414 ✭✭Bosh


    The Community school (opposite Mulhalls shop) was the convent secondary school. The orphanage was, as stated, where the apartments & retail outlets are now.

    Also the small building opposite (now a bridal shop?) beside the church, was also part of the orphanage, it was called Chester Lodge. They also had another building on Station Road beside the girls primary school.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 414 ✭✭Bosh


    Bosh wrote: »
    Won't tell you how long ago it was :o

    I'll give the Ma a ring tomorrow & see if I can get a few contacts for you.

    PM sent


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