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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Near Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
 

Thomas Moore

(1779 - 1852)

 
 
Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
1. Thomas Moore (1779 - 1852) Marker
Inscription.
One of Ireland's best loved and renowned poets
and lyricists, Thomas Moore visited Niagara
during July 1804. Captivated by the scenic
splendour of the area and as guest of
Col. Isaac Brock, Commander at Fort George,
Moore frequently found rest and creative
inspiration under a large Oak tree here on
the McFarland farm.
His poems and other writings about Ontario
helped to give the Irish and British a better
picture of this region and subsequently,
played a role in encouraging emigration to
Canada.

"And I said, if there is peace to be found in the
world, a heart that is humble might find it here."

 
Erected 2004 by Niagara Parks.
 
Location. 43° 13.734′ N, 79° 3.55′ W. Marker is near Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, in Niagara Region. Marker is on Niagara Parkway just north of Line 1 Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This historic marker is located on the Canadian side of the Niagara River, about midway between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Queenston, along the side of the Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail, with the plaque being affixed to a boulder, south of the McFarland House. Marker is in this post office area: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada.
 
Other nearby markers.
Thomas Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
2. Thomas Moore Marker
View of the historical marker affixed to a large boulder.
At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McFarland House 1800 (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Capture of Fort Niagara (approx. 0.7 kilometers away); Joseph-Geneviere, Comte de Puisaye (approx. 1.3 kilometers away); La Belle Famille (approx. 1.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); a different marker also named La Belle Famille (approx. 1.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Field of La Belle Famille (approx. 1.6 kilometers away in the U.S.); Fox Point Battery (approx. 1.7 kilometers away in the U.S.); Grand View (approx. 2 kilometers away in the U.S.). Click for a list of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
 
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Thomas Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
3. Thomas Moore Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along the Niagara Parkway and the Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail.
Thomas Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
4. Thomas Moore Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along the Niagara Parkway and the Niagara Parkway Recreational Trail.
Thomas Moore Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2011
5. Thomas Moore Marker
View of the historical marker situated under the giant oak mentioned in the text on the historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 599 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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