Montgomery Room

This room in the Discover Ulster-Scots Centre explores the transatlantic links between Ulster and America – looking at events, people, places and cultural connections over the past three centuries. 

Scotch-Irish (or Scots-Irish) Americans are American descendants of Ulster emigrants who sailed from Ulster to America during the 18th and 19th centuries - and whose ancestors had originally migrated mainly from the Scottish Lowlands. In the 2017 American Community Survey, 5.39 million (1.7% of the population) reported Scottish ancestry, an additional 3 million (0.9% of the population) identified more specifically with Scotch-Irish ancestry.