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