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The Queenstown story

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cobh.jpgThe Queenstown Story is based in the disused railway station at Cobh. This award winning visitor attraction tells the story of emigration from Cobh in the period of the famine in 1845 up to the era of the great Liners in the 1950s. The historical role which Cobh harbour has played as a port is also illustrated.

From 1848 - 1950 over 6 million adults and children emigrated from Ireland - over 2.5 million departed from Cobh, making it the single most important port of emigration.

This exodus from Ireland was largely as a result of poverty, crop failures, the land system and a lack of opportunity. Irish emigration reached unprecedented proportions during the famine as people fled from hunger and disease. Many famine emigrants went initially to Canada, but the majority subsequently settled in the United States.

The famine resulted as a consequence of widespread potato crop  failure. Failure of the crop was not unusual in Ireland so the partial  failures in 1845 did not cause particular concern. In 1846 the potato crop failed completely and in the years 1847-1849 there was either total or partial crop failure of whatever potato crop could be planted. Escape was seen by many as the only chance for survival : between 1845 and 1851 over 1,500,000 people emigrated from Ireland. This was more than had left the country in the previous half century..

Just outside the Cobh Heritage Centre is the statue of Annie Moore . Annie Moore became the first ever emigrant to be processed through Ellis Island when it officially opened on 1st January 1892.   Annie and her brothers sailed from Queenstown on the SS Nevada on the 20th December and arrived after 12 days of travelling in steerage. A similar statue of Annie can be found in Ellis Island, New York.

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