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Mary Holt Moore, Irish-American community leader, dead at 88


Mary Holt Moore, a prominent leader in the Irish-American community in New York, died Wednesday. She was 88.
Moore was the second woman to become grand marshal of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, leading the march for the celebration’s 230th anniversary in 1991.

Moore raised in the Bronx, was one of five children born to Charles and Ann O’Rourke Holt.
She graduated from Hunter College, where she founded the Hunter College Gaelic Society, and received her master’s of science degree from the College of New Rochelle.

Moore worked as a special education teacher in the Bronx for decades and raised eight children with her husband, Thomas Moore, a retired FDNY chief who died in 2012.
She served as president of the Bronx Gaelic League and was inducted into the North American Feis Commission’s Irish Cultural Hall of Fame.

An expert in Irish history, literature and music, Moore was a fierce advocate of Irish culture and taught Gaelic, the Irish language. She was also an instructor of traditional céilí dancing.
A wake will be held at the Assuma Shankey Funeral Home in Pearl River, Rockland County, on Friday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7p.m. to 9 p.m.

A funeral Mass will be held at St. Margaret’s Church in Pearl River on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.

From the region around Bern, Switzerland.

From the region around Bern, Switzerland. These Celtic glass arm rings are among the few archaeological finds whose color has not faded over the course of time. They were worn by women whose clothing was probably just as colorful.

This is how, according to archaeological evidence, the ancient Celts dressed.


Knowth is One Megalith-overdose monument and one of the grandest of the 300 or so passage-tombs in Ireland. Within the great mound of Knowth there are two passage-tombs, and around it, eighteen satellite tombs. There is evidence of occupation from 3,000 B.C. to 1,200 A.D. (photos Pamsai)