Cobh in County Cork, Munster, Ireland — Irish South-West
Annie Moore Statue
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.
Erected 1993 by Cobh Heritage Trust Ltd.
Location. 51° 50.926′ N, 8° 17.926′ W. Marker is in Cobh, Munster, in County Cork. Marker is on Lower Road. Touch for map.
Other nearby markers. At least 3 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. S.S. Lusitania (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Bishop Roche Park/ Cove Fort (approx. 1.5 kilometers away); Old Church Cemetery (approx. 1.6 kilometers away).
Also see . . .
1. Annie Moore: First Immigrant Through Ellis Island. The Statue of Liberty - Ellis Island Foundation notes that the commonly spread story of Ms. Moore's life after immigration to the US is wrong, and that more recent research provides a different picture: ...For years people believed a saga that had Annie moving to Texas and eventually New Mexico before meeting a tragic end. However, it was later discovered that the real Annie never left New York. Late in 1895, she went to St. James Church and there married Joseph Augustus Schayer, a young German-American who worked at the Fulton Fish Market. She gave birth to at least 10 children before dying of heart failure at age 50 in 1924. Her grave in Calvary Cemetery in Queens is marked with a Celtic cross made of limestone imported from Ireland. She spent her entire life on New York’s Lower East Side (one address was 99 Cherry Street). Today Annie Moore is honored by two statues sculpted by Jeanne Rhynhart — one at Cobh Heritage Centre (formerly Queenstown), her port of departure, and the other at Ellis Island, her port of arrival. Her image will forever represent the millions who passed through Ellis Island in pursuit of the American dream. (Submitted on July 23, 2015.)
2. Landed On Ellis Island: New Immigration Buildings Opened Yesterday. (Submitted on July 23, 2015.)
Additional keywords. migration, immigration
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