Honor Moore

The doyenne of Irish food writers for more than half a century, Honor Moore died on May 29, 2013, a day after her 90th birthday. Honor began writing cookery columns in 1946 and continued to write and to cook with flair and enthusiasm almost to the very end. She was President of the Irish Food Writers’ Guild from 1991 until her death.

She is remembered in a piece by Kieran Fagan here.

Training: Loughrey Agricultural College, Cookstown

Teacher Training College of Home Economics, Belfast

Brief spell of teaching in Belfast and North Down

Restaurant and Welfare Officer for N.AA.F.I..in N.I. and England

From 1946 worked as a freelance food writer, creating recipes and setting up food for photography

1946-1963 Daily cookery column for the Belfast Newsletter

1963-2004 Weekly food column for Womans Way

1973-2004 Weekly food column for the RTE Guide

2004–2013 Writing for Easy Food: creating and testing recipes


The RTE Guide Cookbook

Irish and British chapters on food in ‘Culinaria’ for a German publisher.

Had been working on ‘A Cook’s Life’ (provisional title)

From 1965 to 2001 Honor also ran a public relations business specialising in offshore gas and oil exploration, mining, agri-chemicals, footwear, Irish tweeds and knitwear, kitchenware, etc.

Hobbies: Cooking, Gardening. Reading. Surviving!

RIP Honor.