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Theophilus Moore first started the Old Moore’s Almanac in 1764 using rudimentary printing practices that probably saw him covered in ink for very large tracts of time. Little did he know that now people all over the world would be able to access all that is Old Moore’s Almanac with the click of a mouse. I’m sure Theophilus knew what a mouse was…although in his day it wouldn’t be something welcome on his desk.

An Almanac (sometimes spelled Almanack) is an annual calendar, usually giving astronomical data and other information.

– See more at: http://oldmooresalmanac.com/about-us.html#sthash.7udSu9d9.dpuf

Theophilus Moore first started the Old Moore’s Almanac in 1764 using rudimentary printing practices that probably saw him covered in ink for very large tracts of time. Little did he know that now people all over the world would be able to access all that is Old Moore’s Almanac with the click of a mouse. I’m sure Theophilus knew what a mouse was…although in his day it wouldn’t be something welcome on his desk.

An Almanac (sometimes spelled Almanack) is an annual calendar, usually giving astronomical data and other information.

– See more at: http://oldmooresalmanac.com/about-us.html#sthash.7udSu9d9.dpuf

Theophilus Moore first started the Old Moore’s Almanac in 1764 using rudimentary printing practices that probably saw him covered in ink for very large tracts of time. Little did he know that now people all over the world would be able to access all that is Old Moore’s Almanac with the click of a mouse. I’m sure Theophilus knew what a mouse was…although in his day it wouldn’t be something welcome on his desk.

An Almanac (sometimes spelled Almanack) is an annual calendar, usually giving astronomical data and other information. Theophilus Moore, ran a classical academy at Milltown which was then a village near Dublin. 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 Frauds 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.

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 Frauds 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. – See more at: http://oldmooresalmanac.com/about-us.html#sthash.7udSu9d9.dpuf

The 250-year-old magazine has had a short story competition since its inception. Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 edition.

Entry is free. Stories should be fiction and be around 800 words – and have an Irish theme.
Prize money is €100 and publication in the magazine.

Entries to: editor@oldmooresalmanac.com by the 25th Sept 2014 or via the website http://oldmooresalmanac.com/competitions/short-story-competition.html

Old Moore’s Almanac has a hard copy circulation of 45,000, and you can follow them here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Old-Moores-Almanac/247967005257971
Web: www.oldmooresalmanac.com
Twitter: @TOldMooresAlmana

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