My Ulster Blood Is My Most Priceless Heritage

“250,000 Ulster Scots emigrated to America in the 1700s and were the driving force behind the American Revolution.” James Buchanan (senior) emigrated to the United States from Donegal (WP  ) or Tyrone (Ulster Scots).  Junior was born in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania in 1791. He was elected president in 1856, the 15th president of the United States, immediately prior to Abraham Lincoln. A version of this mural was also painted in Londonderry in the same year (1999). “Shankill Ulster-Scots Cultural Society. The Buchanan Mural. This mural was dedicated to the memory of those early Ulster-Scots emigrants by Ms Jane Benton Fort, US Consul General, on Thursday November 4th, 1999. Sae monie hairts gaed far frae hame – bot ilka yin oor ain fowk. This project was funded by Belfast City Council and Making Belfast Work.”

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Copyright © 2005 Peter Moloney

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