The statue of Annie Moore (or Annie Moore Monument) is a sculpture located in Cobh, County Cork. It commemorates Irish immigration to the United States by paying homage to Annie Moore (1874-1924), who was the first Irish immigrant to pass through Ellis Island on January 1, 1892.
The statue of Cobh represents Annie Moore who was the first immigrant to reach New York via Ellis Island. Shown with two children pointing to the horizon, she symbolizes the hope and history of the former immigrants who left Ireland for America after the Great Famine and the difficult conditions of the time.
She was then 18 years old, and decided to join her family, who had left 4 years earlier for the New World. Upon her arrival, she was greeted by officials and her family.
She lived happily on the Lower East Side, married a baker, and had 11 children before dying of a heart attack. Her success in the New World gave the town of Cobh the idea of commemorating her passing with a beautiful bronze statue, located near the harbor on the wharf. Very realistic, it is easily accessible and free of charge.
A second statue is also on display at the Ellis Island Museum.