W7966 : Plaque, Annie Moore sculpture

taken 5 years ago, near to An Cobh, Rushbrooke, Ballynacrusha Cross Roads, Ringaskiddy and Ballyleary, Cork, Ireland

Plaque, Annie Moore sculpture
Plaque, Annie Moore sculpture
It includes the following text:

Annie Moore and her brothers Anthony and Philip embarked from this town on 20th December, 1891 on the S.S. Nevada.Anne was the first person to be admitted to the United States of America through the new immigration centre at Ellis Island, New York on 1st January, 1892. This sculpture was unveiled by the President of Ireland, Mary Robinson on 9th February, 1993. It was erected by Cóbh Heritage Trust Limited 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 Cóbh was initiated by the Irish American Cultural Institute

This sculpture is the work of Jeanne Rynhart of Bantry
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Kenneth Allen and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 September, 2014   (more nearby)
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Friday, 26 September, 2014
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People, Events 
Subject Location
Irish: geotagged! W 794 662 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:50.9246N 8:17.9012W
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Irish: geotagged! W 794 662
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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