Near Niagara-on-the-Lake in Niagara Region, Ontario — Central Canada
(1779 - 1852)
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
"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. Touch 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. 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.). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 634 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 18, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.