About this Piece
Annie Moore was the first immigrant to pass through Ellis Island in New York Harbour. She arrived, aged 15, on the steam-ship Nevada from Cobh (then known as Queenstown) in County Cork, with her two brothers Philip and Anthony, in 1888. In 1992 Jeanne Rynhart was commissioned to sculpt a life sized Sculpture of Annie Moore and her two brothers, which is now situated at the Cobh Heritage Centre. Jeanne has sculpted this keepsake in the likeness of her original statue. A life sized sister statue of Annie Moore is also situated on Ellis Island, New York.