Most Americans are still a little afraid to visit Northern Ireland because of the violence they watched on their newscasts over 30 years. When, in fact, in the worst of times all statistics compared favorably to any American city of 1.5 million people the population of Northern Ireland.
There are many more times that of Ulster-Scots-Irish descent living in American today.
Why not plan a visit to Northern Ireland on your next Irish vacation. Flying into Belfast International Airport will give you the most original view of Old IRELAND. With the wee green fields, stone walls crisscrossing the countryside, and those little white-washed farmhouses.
I find it interesting for whatever reason the travel agencies do not promote the fact that Irelands St. Patrick is buried in Downpatrick in Northern Ireland.
One would think that many American-Irish Catholics would want to make a visit to his grave as a pilgrimage, instead of tearing up your knees at the Knock! If that’s where they do that.
While their spend some time at the Ulster American Heritage Center. You will be amazed to learn that America’s second President John Adams and his cousin Samuel Adams ‘the father of the American Revolution were of Ulster-Scots-Irish descent!
John Adams son President John Quincy Adams as well as “Give Me Liberty Or Give Me Death” Patrick Henry were Ulster-Scots and Thomas Paine who wrote ‘Common Sense’ questioning British rule in America took the title of his famous writing from a Scottish philosopher.
The men who printed and gave the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence, as well as around ‘one third’ of its signers including John Hancock, were either Ulster-Scots-Irish or from Scotland.
An Ulster-Scots-Irish Inspired Revolution
At the first Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia Samuel Adams was there encouraging those gathered.
The larger meeting of the 300 Ministry leadership of the Scottish Presbyterian Church met at the same time, and issued a letter instructing the quarter-million Ulster-Scots in the colonies to ‘Back The Revolution.’
These Israelite descendants of Manasseh the grandson of Jacob whose name was changed to Israel took control of the American continent, fulfilling the promise given to Abraham detailed in ‘The United States And Britain In Prophecy’ found on Page 1 of the America And Britains Future Free Library.
Slave Ships Rejected
The port cities of Northern Ireland refused slave ships as a protest against slavery, refusing the toll money which came from each slave passing through the British ports.
The Scottish Highlanders believed ‘No Man Should Be Another Man’s Slave! John Adams died a comparatively poor man because he would not own slaves to work his land. He was given slaves by friends to work his farm, he would accept these and immediately release them!
Some Most Famous Ulster Scots-Irish Americans
Famous frontiersmen such as Crocket, Boon, and Carson were Scots-Irish as were the original American conservationists Jackson and Muir. At least fifteen U.S. Presidents to date, including Bill Clinton, George H.W., and George W. Bush were Ulster-Scots.
President Donald Trump’s mother Mary McLeod came from the Scottish Island of Lewis not far from the Isle of Harris owned by the smaller Harris clan – my name – who wore the McLeod tartan-plaid and fought for the McLeod’s. Many more presidents of the United States had Scottish mothers.
Hail To The Chief is an old Scottish Air played for the Scottish Clan Chiefs now played for every American President.
Many Vice Presidents, State Governors, Senators, Members of the Supreme Court, and founders of the great U.S. Universities such as Harvard and Yale were either born in Scotland or Northern Ireland or were of that heritage.
Even George Washington’s family history goes back to the Orkney Isles of Scotland!
See the new ‘America’s Future’ on Page 1 of the Library for a full explanation of why the United States was handed to those from Northern Ireland and Scotland to open up the nation from sea to shining sea! It is a truly amazing story!
Ulsters Red Hand
Learn the true story of the Red Hand of Ulster revealing the origins of the British Royal Family and the Scots-Irish people in ‘From Jerusalem To London’ Chapter 5, on Page 1 of the Library and in the ‘Ireland Category’ of Librarian’s Comments.
This traces the steps of part of the early migration of the Scot’s from Jerusalem to Ireland, later to Scotland and to Nova Scotia – New Scotland – in Canada and in a later migration to America!
Much of Raymond McNair’s ‘From Jerusalem To London’ is focused on the overlooked part of Ireland’s early history, showing the coming of the original ‘Irelands Saint and Patriarch’ the Prophet Jeremiah, from whom the much later St. Patrick took his name.See this short informative history on Page 1 of the Library.