Celebrating 400 Years of Transatlantic Connections
At the start of the 17th century,
Britain sailed West.
Ulster, and then to
Ulster and Virginia have long-standing cultural and historical connections. In the early 1600s, the Hamilton & Montomery Settlement of east Ulster, the Jamestown Virginia Settlement and the Plantation of west Ulster were all closely intertwined.
From Ulster-Scots pioneers of the Shenandoah Valley in the 1730s right up to the present day, UlsterVirginia.com has been created to tell the story of our amazing transatlantic links. With articles and information provided by people on both sides of the Atlantic, we hope that the site will inspire you to learn more, and perhaps even visit beautiful and historic Virginia for yourself.
You'll be amazed by the connections!