Biography

 

Richard Moore was born on 12th July 1961, in Derry, Northern Ireland.

Grew up in the Creggan Estate in Derry. 2nd youngest in family of 12.

Educated at Rosemount Primary School & St Joseph’s Secondary School.
Bachelor of Science in Social Administration (Hons) University of Ulster.

Image Description: Richard's ParentsUncle, Gerard McKinney, shot and killed January 1972, Bloody Sunday.

Shot and blinded by a rubber bullet fired by a British Soldier on 4th May 1972 (10 years old) whilst on his way home from school.

Married Rita on 14th July 1984. Met Rita when he was 17 years old. Two daughters Naoimh (pronounced Neev) and Enya.

Worked in the family’s business and licensed trade.

Played guitar semi-professionally in local band “Midnight Hour”.

Formed the Long Tower Folk Group in 1980 with Rita and, together with Rita, continues to run the Folk Group and sing/play at Mass every Saturday evening.

Image Description: Richard's FamilyWalked the “Choctaw Trail of Tears” across the State of Mississipi in 1992.
240 miles in 2 weeks. Decided to set up own charity.

Founded the International charity “Children In Crossfire” in 1996. Based in Derry, Northern Ireland the organisation works in partnership with local organisations in Tanzania and Ethiopia to address the developmental needs of young children who's lives are caught up in the injustice of poverty. Children in Crossfire also work in Ireland and through their Development Educaton programme, they train teachers on methosds they can use in the classroom to get young people to engage in global poverty issues and become global changemakers. 

Met and befriended Charles, the British soldier that shot him, in 2006.

Dalai Lama key note speaker at Children In Crossfire’s 10th Anniversary Conference in Derry in 2007 and 20th anniversary conference in 2017.

Image Description: Richard's FamilyAwarded:

The Harry McKillop “Irish Spirit Award” in Dallas, May 2008.
The Beacon Special Prize in London, November 2008.

In November 2009 Richard participated in the New York Marathon to raise funds for Children In Crossfire.

May 2010, Richard travels to India to meet up with His Holiness The Dalai Lama.  

The Paul Harris Fellowship Award in Derry/Londonderry on 26th May 2010. 



 

All royalties from the sale of Richard's book will go to:
"I encourage people across the World
to hear what Richard has to say"
Dalai Lama

"Having listened to Richard at our Area meeting I found him to be Inspiring, Humble and very Geniune. He would cause you to rethink many things you do whether on a personal or business level. A truly great man."
Gerry Quinn,
Head of Business,
St. James's Place NI.

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