Old Moore’s Almanac 

An Almanac (sometimes spelled Almanack) is an annual calendar, usually giving astronomical data and other information. It is believed that the first almanac was compiled over 3,000 years ago in Egypt in the form of a papyrus document. The first known almanac predicting future events was issued in Hungary in the 15th century, and within a short time there was a proliferation of such publications throughout Europe. The oldest Almanac for Ireland was printed by one William Farmer in the year 1587; during the 1700s, almanacs were brought out in this country by various individuals, including John Watson and John Knapp. Old Moore’s Almanac has been published for nearly two and a half centuries. Its founder, Theophilus Moore, ran a classical academy at Milltown which was then a village near Dublin (since that time, it has been incorporated into the city). A teacher of Irish, English, Greek and Latin, he became known as a clever mathematician and a veritable wizard of astrology, gaining the nickname ‘The Irish Merlin’. He published his Old Moore’s Almanac for the first time in 1764, and received such support that the other Irish almanacs gradually dwindled away. Not to be confused with Old Moore’s Almanac is the English publication Moore’s Almanac, which was founded by Francis Moore, a physician. Theophilus Moore is now buried in a Drumcondra Churchyard, but the tradition of Old Moore’s Almanac continues unbroken to this day.

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