Limerick, Ireland | 1st - 6th December 2020

Annie Moore Talks

The Annie Moore Talks series is named for the 17-year old girl from Cork who was the very first immigrant through Ellis Island when it opened 125 years ago on New Year’s Day, 1892. Immortalised on both Ellis Island and in Cobh, Co Cork, where bronze statues of her and her brothers look across the Atlantic to their future in New York and back to their past in Ireland, her story in America is now one of mystery and sometime controversy.

Adopting her name for the I.NY talks series places her as the first of tens of thousands of Irish immigrants to pass through that unique building and onto the streets of New York. Her name opens the series up to all of their stories – from art to politics, crime to religion, success and failure, life and death.

The 2017 Annie Moore Talks welcome speakers and panelists from Ireland and New York discussing music, heritage, architecture, performance, politics, creative and more. Some of those talks are listed below with more to be announced. You can read Annie Moore’s story below.

Annie Moore: An Irish American Mystery : View article here

Jazz, soul, disco, hip-hop and house:
entury of the Beat
Cool DJ Marv, Colm K, Donal Dineen & Aoife Nic Canna
Tuscany at the Granary
Sun 8 Oct – 6pm
Telling ‘Your Story Our Story’
Kathryn Lloyd (Tenement Museum)
Hunt Museum
Wed 11 Oct – 6pm
Dr. Jane O’Meara Sanders
in conversation with Joseph O’ Connor
University Concert Hall
  Thurs 12 Oct – 7:30pm
The Magic in the Room – Rhonda Sherman
(Director, The New Yorker Festival)
Hunt Museum
  Fri 13 Oct – 6pm
Making a Marque :
Young Irish Creatives in NYC
Mary Leonard & Aidan Kelly
Tuscany at the Granary
  Sat 14 Oct – 6pm

Music & Conversation

Gerry Leonard & Eoin Devereux
In Conversation and Performance
Dolan’s Warehouse
Sun 8 Oct – 7:30pm
Glen Hansard & Joseph O’ Connor
In Conversation and Performance
Lime tree Theatre
Wed 11 Oct – doors 7:45pm, show 8pm
Damien Dempsey & Chris Byrne
In Conversation and Performance
Dolan’s Warehouse
Sun 15 Oct – 8pm