Welcome to my website.
This website is dedicated to a song I wrote and recorded eight years ago called Cove Queenstown and Cobh.
Recently I decided to do a documentary about the song. Why I wrote it and my historical values and feelings that brought the song about.
So I hope you enjoy the documentary.
You can now purchase it online from this website in the online shop.
Cover design: Sean Treacy
Annie Moore was the first Irish immigrant to be processed
at the newly opened facility on New Year’s Day
1st January 1892 on Ellis Island in New York Harbour.
There are conflicting reports as to whether she was fifteen or seventeen at the time. As she was the first person processed at the newly opened facility, she was presented with a $10.00 Gold Piece when she arrived. That was definitely a good start for anyone arriving into a country, she must have been very surprised. Her parents, Matthew and Julia Moore, had come to the United States in 1888 and were living at 32 Monroe Street in Manhattan.
Annie and her two brothers Phillip and Anthony departed from Queenstown now Cobh, County Cork, Ireland, on December the 20th, 1891 aboard the S.S. Nevada. They spend 12 days at sea including the 25th December, Christmas Day, arriving in New York on Thursday evening, on December the 31st 1891. They were processed through Ellis Island the following morning, New Year’s Day, 1st January 1892.
Until recently I believed her two brothers arrived safely on the journey from and this is reported on ttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Annie_Moore_(immigrant)
but I was told that only one of her brothers arrived safely and that the other brother died on the way. I don’t know which one of the brothers survived and which one died out at sea during the journey. I will have to research this further and report back when I get more information in Cobh.
Annie married a son of German immigrant, Joseph Augustus Schayer, who was employed at Manhattan’s Fulton Fish Market. Annie was busy from then on having at least eleven children.
I have read reports that photographs of Annie and her family have emerged, so I am in the process of trying to acquire some for this website. So check back in while I may have some very soon.
Annie was born April 24th, 1874 and died on December 6th, 1924
Annie died on December 6th, 1924 of heart failure. She is buried in Queens, New York in Calvary Cemetery. Her previously unmarked grave was identified in August 2006. On October 11, 2008, a dedication ceremony was held at Calvary which celebrated the unveiling of a marker for her grave, a Celtic Cross made of Irish Blue Limestone.
A woman named “Annie Moore” who died near “Fort Worth Texas” in 1924 had long been thought to be the one whose arrival marked the beginning of Ellis Island. Further research, however, established that the Annie Moore in Texas was born in Illinois.
Credit: Annie Moore Grave Stone image above: By The original uploader was Ronzoni at English Wikipedia [CC BY-SA 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
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Please note: Any video clips or photographs on this website have been filmed or photographed by permission from management in the various center locations in Cobh.
Please do not use any copyrighted material from this website
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I would like to extend a special thanks to all the people for giving me permission to film and photograph and for their assistance when we needed it in the various filming locations.
The Cobh Heritage Center
A Special thank you to, Jack Walsh in the Cobh Heritage Center who kindly accommodated my filming, and a kind thank you, to all the brilliant staff there as well. We filmed while the center was open and there were visitors in the Center, so I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all the assistance.
The tour through the Cobh Heritage Center is an amazing experience.
A must visit for anyone visiting Cobh.
The whole tour takes you through years of Irish and local history, emigration. What the emigrant ships looked like inside, the sinking of the Titanic, Lusitania, World War events in photography, audio, animation, over three million people emigrated.
It was in this center sitting at the table as shown in the documentary, I began to write the song. Following the tour through the center a really strange emotion or inspiration came over me, it felt like someone was saying to me from somewhere far beyond, to write this song, telling me there was something not being said about what had happen throughout history. I know that sounds a bit strange but I can’t describe it any other way. That feeling remained very strong for days as the song unfolded out on to paper.
Thanks to: Emily and Geanette (Heritage Era) the two beautiful ladies shown near the end of the documentary talking to me in the Cobh Heritage Center. They may well be there to meet you too, when you visit.
Cobh Chamber Of Commerce / Tourist Office
A Special thank you to, John Sweeney in the Cobh Chamber of Commerce / Tourist Office who kindly accommodated my filming even thought there was work in progress on the building, and a kind thank you, to all the brilliant staff there as well.
The Titanic Experience
A Special thank you to, Catherine Murphy in the Titanic Experience who kindly accommodated my filming, and a kind thank you, to all the brilliant staff there as well. I would like to express my sincere gratitude for all the assistance and for staying late to get our last film shots.
The Titanic Experience is just an awesome trip back through history. You can stand on the same balconies as the people who travelled on the Titanic. Not alone that but you can get a replica of a boarding ticket with one of the passengers names on it. Furthermore you can sit in a life boat and experience the sinking of the Titanic. There is plenty more to experience as well.
This is a fantastic experience, well worth the tour when you are in Cobh.
Cobh Animation Team
I must also mention here, the Cobh Animation Team
You will see these ladies dressed in their “While Period Dresses“ during the documentary.
They have added a whole new concept and experience for people visiting Cobh.
Thank you ladies for taking the time to appear in the documentary.
Martin O Sullivan – The Cobh Tourist Train
A special thanks to Martin O Sullivan the tourist train driver who took us filming on a very entertaining tour of Cobh. This tour takes a whole hour and I must say I learned things about Cobh I never knew. You have to go on this tour, it takes you to very stunning views of Cobh and a visit to the Cathedral on the way. You will be a mine of information about Cobh and you will have a good laugh as well.
Special Thanks to Leslie Casey tourist train owner.
Cobh Queenstown Cobh
Song Written and Performed By: Sean Treacy © Copyright
Arrangement: By: Dominic Finn / Bass / Piano / Strings.
Produced By: Tony Hunter / Acoustic Guitar
Violin: Maggie McCarthy
Electric Guitar: John Treacy
Backing Singers: Jill Coogan / Eimear Lyons / John Treacy
Ross Carey – Producer and Director
Kieran Fitzgerald – Camera – Lighting – Editing
Post Production Facilities – Magic Lantern Media
A Kino Shout Production
Wendy Allison (Script: Organizer / Editor)
These photo’s were taken by Wendy Allison when I recorded the song in 2008
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