logoObituary - Harold (Archie) Moore.Died 2nd. February 2001.



For twenty years Harold Moore was a surgeon at Monaghan General Hospital. A resident of the Clones area of County Monaghan, Mr. Moore had been suffering from ill health. He was a highly motivated and totally dedicated member of a team of surgeons in Monaghan, and worked up until a few days before his death, caring for patients in the selfless way which marked his distinguished career.

Mr. Moore began his life at Ballyoran Hill, Portadown, the son of the late George Scott Moore and Lily Moore - his father was a director of Shillingtons in Castle Street, - and they later moved to Drumnahuncheon at Armagh Road. He attended Thomas St. Primary School and Portadown College and during his days at the College, he was nick-named 'Archie' Moore by his friends after the famous World Light Heavyweight boxing champion. Even though he was christened Harold, that name stuck throughout his life.

He moved from Portadown College to Trinity College Dublin where he studied medicine and he later trained as a surgeon at the Adelaide Hospital in Dublin. He was appointed a surgeon at Monaghan General Hospital in 1981 and was held in the highest esteem by colleagues and staff as well as the wider community for his fine professional abilities. They were part of the major advances that have taken place there over the years. Mr. Moore was totally committed to his patients, and his death was a huge loss to the Monaghan community. Outside his work, he was a versatile sportsman.

During his days at Trinity, he was a member of the rowing team. He was also accomplished in the equestrian field, a skilled horseman and a prominent member of the Ward Union Stag Hounds in Monaghan. When he first moved to County Monahgan, Mr. Moore resided at HIlton Park, Clones, but later acquired the imposing period mansion Bishopscourt on the outskirts of the town and carried out extensive renovations to the property.

A devoted family man, Mr. Moore is survived by his wife Miriam and four daughters, Elizabeth, Gillian, Alison and Feania, as well as his sisters, Mrs. June Galway, Killinchy, and Mrs. Helen Price, Derryhale, Portadown. His body was cremated after a private service, and there was a celebration of his life held at St. Tiernach's Church of Ireland in Clones.


With thanks for permission to copy from Jim Lyttle's 'Portadown Photos' website.