From Cobh to Ellis Island: The Annie Moore and Her Brothers Statue

This statue is located in Cobh, Ireland, near the waterfront. It depicts a young woman named Annie Moore and her two younger brothers. Annie Moore holds the hands of her brothers as they look out towards the sea, symbolizing their departure from Ireland. 

Annie Moore was the first immigrant at Ellis Island

Annie Moore holds a special place in history as the first immigrant to be processed at the Ellis Island immigration station in New York when it opened on January 1, 1892. She and her brothers were among the millions of Irish immigrants who left their homeland in search of better opportunities in America. 

The statue serves as a poignant reminder of the mass emigration that took place from Ireland during the 19th and early 20th centuries. It honors the millions of Irish men, women, and children who left their homes, families, and country behind in pursuit of a new life. 

The statue is located in a prominent spot along the Cobh waterfront, offering a reflective and contemplative space for visitors to connect with the history of Irish emigration. It's a powerful representation of the challenges and hopes that were part of the emigration experience.

Location: Opposite the Cobh Heritage Center at Deepwater Quay, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland.
Jurgen Huibers
Jurgen Huibers

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