Well, they'd be short of a few cracking presidents, that's for sure!
Yep, not many people know it but NI is the ancestral home to many of America's greatest ever presidents including Andrew Jackson, Ulysses S. Grant and Woodrow Wilson – NI's bloodline has nurtured some of the most famous leaders in American history.
So, in order to celebrate our illustrious kin who went forth from our wee nook to become the driving force behind one of the world's largest and most prominent, prevailing superpowers, we've compiled a list of Norn Iron/American connections that'll make you want to salute the Star Spangled Banner and whistle dixie.
As American as mom's apple pie, just check out the listings below as Belfast In Your Pocket takes you On the Presidential Trail...
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Andrew Jackson and US Rangers Centre
2 Boneybefore, Carrickfergus, Co Antrim
Andrew Jackson was the 7th US President and the first of Ulster Scots descent. His farming parents, Andrew and Elizabeth, and their two young sons emigrated …
President Grant's Ancestral Home
45 Dergenagh Rd, Dungannon c/o Killymaddy Tourist Information Centre, 190 Ballygawley Rd, Dungannon
Northern Ireland - The American Connection brochure
Northern Ireland Tourist Board
The Northern Ireland Tourist Board has produced a new publication exploring the cultural and genealogical links between Northern Ireland and the United …