Ivory, Thomas: Born in Cork circa
1720 and chiefly remembered as the architect responsible for design of the
Bluecoat School, Blackhall Place and Newcomen's Bank, Blackhall Place, Dublin.
These are now respectively the Incorporated Law Society and City Council
offices. He also designed a bridge over the river Blackwater near Lismore. He
died 1786, in Dublin.
MacNaughten, John Henry:
Professor of midwifery, born 1845 in Cork. After completing his studies at
Queens College, Cork he founded the Cork Ophthalmic Hospital. In 1872 he was one
of the doctors responsible for the opening of the Cork Maternity Hospital and
later the County and City of Cork Hospital (now the Victoria Hospital). Having
moved to London he published a "Manual of Diseases of Women". He died
MacSwiney, Terence: Born in Cork,
1879 and educated at the North Monastery Christian Brothers School, was one of
the key figures in the formation of the Cork Volunteers in 1913. In 1914 he
published a weekly paper called "Fianna Fáil" which was banned after
only eleven issues. He was elected to the first Dáil and was active in the
setting up of the Arbitration Courts. Elected Lord Mayor of Cork in 1920 and
arrested at the City Hall by the British army on 12th August of the same year.
After his arrest he went on hunger strike. On 16th August he was
court-martialled and sentenced to two years in prison. He was moved to Brixton
prison where attempts were made to force feed him. He died at Brixton on 24th
October having fasted for seventy four days.
Moore, Annie: Annie Moore was
born in 1877. On 21st December 1891 she departed from the port of Queenstown,
(now Cobh) Co. Cork, for New York. She travelled in steerage class on the
steamship "Nevada" and was accompanied by her two younger brothers.
Their parents had emigrated to the United States of America some years earlier.
On 1st January 1892 she became the first person to pass through the new emigration
centre at Ellis Island. She moved west and married Patrick O'Connell. They had
eight children. She died in 1923 following a train accident in Texas. Statues at
Queenstown and Ellis Island commemorate her journey.