Loughrey, Eithne  

Annie Moore: First in Line for America


This first book in the trilogy telling of Annies new life in America.

ISBN: 9781856352451 Categories: ,


Cork-born Annie Moore was the very first immigrant of any nationality to land at the now historic handling station at Ellis Island, New York, on the day it opened in 1892. This first book in the trilogy tells of Annie's new life in New York: her family, their cramped apartment and her working life. Annie's initial disappointment at her New York life soon disappears as she has a wealth of adventures.


About the Author

Eithne Loughrey has a background in speech and drama teaching, features writing and copy-editing. She worked as a features writer with the Irish Independent until 1995. While researching something else she came across the story of Cork-born Annie Moore, the very first emigrant to be processed at the newly-opened immigrant station at New York in 1891. A sculpture of Annie has been erected at Cobh in County Cork and in the museum on Ellis Island. Eithne became fascinated by Annie Moores story and determined to write a book about her. Because little is known about Annies subsequent life in the United States, Eithne wrote this book as fiction which developed into a trilogy. Eithne is married with a grown-up family and lives in Dublin