The news left an Irish-culture group in Texas reeling. The Southwest Celtic Music Association dedicated a statue to their Annie Moore last March at the North Texas Irish Festival.The festival website now has a retraction and apology.
But that Annie Moore was actually born in Illinois, according to [Megan] Smolenyak's research.
"It's too bad we got it wrong," said Jim Miller, the festival's spokesman. "I don't know what we can do about it now. It's unfortunate." [Link]