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Celebrating 400 Years of Transatlantic Connections


At the start of the 17th century,
Britain sailed West.
First to Ulster, and then to America.


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!





PLACES TO VISIT IN VIRGINIA:
Colonial Williamsburg
Jamestown
Settlers Museum
Frontier Culture Museum
Shenandoah National Park
Woodrow Wilson Museum
Scots-Irish Sites in Virginia

PLACES TO VISIT IN ULSTER:
Larne Emigrants Statue
Groomsport Eagle Wing Festival
Ulster-American Folk Park
Presidential Ancestral Homes
Gray’s Printers
Virginia, County Cavan





Bookshelf
Explaining the Ulster-American story

Born Fighting
How the Scots-Irish
Shaped America

by James Webb
From Ulster to America:
Scotch - Irish Heritage
of American English

by Michael Montgomery
Captain John Smith
Jamestown and the
Birthplace of America

by T & D Hoobler
West from Shenandoah:
A Scotch-Irish Family
Fights for America

by T.A. Lewis
The Scots-Irish of
the Shenandoah
Valley

by Billy Kennedy
Our First Revolution -
the Remarkable British
Upheaval that Inspired
America's Founding Fathers

by Michael Barone