Count Arthur Moore

Born Liverpool, England, 1849; died Mooresfort, Tipperary, Ireland, 1907. Elected to Parliament, 1874, he worked constantly to better conditions in Ireland. During the Gladstone Parliament, 1880-1885, he was a follower of Parnell, but never advocating violent measures, he did not favor the full program of the Land or National Leagues. His independence cost him his seat, 1885, but he continued to render splendid service to advance Catholic interests and Home Rule by his speeches and newspaper articles. The greater part of his fortune he contributed to Irish charities, establishing and endowing the Cistercian Abbey at Roscrea. Through his efforts a sufficient number of Catholic chaplains were obtained for the navy; for this service he was thanked by the Irish Bishops through a special resolution passed at Maynooth, 1903.

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