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Significant Pieces on Display in The Voyager

Irish American Presidents

Did you know that of the 46 men who have served as President of the United States, 23 can trace their roots to our small island. From Andrew Jackson (7th President) born only two years after his parents emigrated from Antrim, to Joe Biden (46th President) who can trace his ancestry back to counties Louth and Mayo, the Irish diaspora has had significant imapct in terms of politics across the Atlantic.

Furthermore, boasting 9 Irish descendants (three born in Ireland), as signatories of the Declaration of Independence, and no fewer than four of America’s Founding Fathers.

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