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Annie Moore and Brothers Anthony and Philip - Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 51° 50.925 W 008° 17.927
29U E 548300 N 5744448
Quick Description: Annie Moore left from Cobh then known as Queenstown with her brothers and was the first person processed through the new immigration center at Ellis Island, New York. The statue is located in front of the Heritage Center in Cobh, County Cork, Ireland
Location: Munster, Ireland
Date Posted: 1/1/2011 7:27:44 PM
Waymark Code: WMADRH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
Views: 9

Long Description:

The statue depicts Annie and her brothers standing and appearing as if they are waiting the board the ship. In front of the sculpture is a plaque inscribed:

Annie Moore and her brothers Anthony and Philip embarked from this town on 20 December, 1891 on the S.S. Nevada.  Annie was the first person to be admitted to the United States of America through the new immigration centre at Ellis Island, New York on 1 January, 1892.  The sculpture was unveiled by the President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, on 9 February, 1993,  it was erected by Cobh Heritage Trust Ltd. and is dedicated to all who emigrated from Ireland.

This sculpture won the Zeneca Ireland Ltd. Commemorative Sculpture Award.  A statue of Annie Moore was also erected at Ellis Island, New York, the commemoration of Annie Moore at New York and at Cobh was initiated by the Irish American Cultural Institute.

This sculpture is the work of Jeanne Rynhart of Bantry.

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