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, here we tell the story of our amazing transatlantic links. With articles and information provided by people on both sides of the Atlantic, we hope it will inspire you to learn more, and perhaps even visit beautiful and historic Virginia for yourself. You'll be amazed by the connections!