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John Moore 1763-1799

Born in Alicante, Spain. President of the Republic of Connaught for one week after General Humbert routed the English in Castlebar. He was captured and tried and sentenced to transportation but died in detention before it took place. Originally buried in Ballygunnon(er) cemetery outside Waterford. His grave was discovered by chance in 1960 and in the following year  his remains were re-interred in a grave in the Mall in Castlebar, beside the 1798 Memorial.