Ulster American Heritage Trail
This Ulster-American Heritage Trail across Larne Borough takes you on a journey around the various plaques on the Ulster-American Heritage Trail.
You will visit some of the finest of our local scenery and sites of interest. Links with American presidents and vice presidents, and others who rose to fame across the Atlantic are featured, as are US Army camps in the area used during the Second World War. The trail was established by the Ulster-American Committee, set up by Larne Borough Council in 1992.
We suggest that you set out from the Larne Tourist Information Centre. From there we take you to 15 locations throughout the Borough which will fire your imagination providing a rich tapestry of historical events woven into the present day landscape. A sample of the plaques can be seen below:
Please click below to find out more about each special plaque:
- Plaque to the Friends Goodwill, Larne
- Plaque to the Pioneers, Larne
- Rev. Dr. James Boyd Brady Plaque, Larne
- Bishop McFaul Plaque, Larne
- John Cabel Breckinridge Plaque, Larne
- Judge Richard Campbell Plaque, Feystown
- American Forces Plaque, Kilwaughter
- General Sam Houston Plaque, Ballyboley
- President Andew Johnson Plaque, Raloo
- President Theodore Roosevelt Plaque, Gleno
- James Orr Plaque, Ballycarry
- American Forces Plaque, Ballycarry
- State Line Plaque, Larne Harbour
- American Forces Plaque, Larne
The Heritage Trail ends at the monument to the emigrants and to the Ulster American Connection, the inscription taking the place of a plaque. We hope you will learn a little of our mutual heritage and have enjoyed your virtual trip around the Borough.
As ever the Ulster American connection continues and we are glad, wherever you are from that you took part in Larne's Ulster American Connection.