"You're the man from Cavan" the local gentleman said. "No", I replied, "My car is from Cavan but I'm from Meath". It could have been an Irish village where the news of a stranger in town spreads faster than walking pace. He showed me the Moore windows in the church, one to Thomas and one to his wife Bessie.
Bromham is twinned with Avoca, Co Wicklow and my guide has been among a group who were treated very well on a trip to Avoca. Moore and family settled nearby because his patron Lord Lansdowne lived in the area. Moore's five children predeceased him.
Martin Dyar who won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award two years ago has a show about Moore - Tom Loves A Lord. We often read Moore's Oft in the Stilly Night at our Knightsbridge Poetry Readings for the residents of the home.