From Cobh to Ellis Island

Learn all about Annie Moore, the first emigrant ever to be processed at Ellis Island on 1 January 1892. A statue of Annie Moore and her two brothers is located directly outside Cobh Heritage Centre.

A similar statue of Annie can be found in Ellis Island, New York, representing the honour of being the first emigrant to pass through Ellis Island and standing as a symbol of the many Irish who have embarked on that very same journey.

Find the full story of Annie Moore, her early life, her voyage and her life of hardship in New York.

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