The Scots-Irish in American History
Congressmen, Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentleman and fellow classmates of 2011.
My name is Aaron Callan and I hail from the scenic town of Limavady. Not many of you here probably know where that is, but it is where Jane Ross famously wrote ‘Londonderry Air’ which when lyrics were added, became ‘Danny Boy’.
I am currently studying at Queen’s University Belfast for a master in Law. I also come before you as a failed politician having run for office back in my hometown and lost! Read more
Change is the essence of life. Politics is the essence of change. Therefore you must “be willing to surrender what you are for what you could be”.
Ladies and gentlemen, my name is Shauna Kavanagh and I hail from the Maiden City, Derry, in Northern Ireland. This evening it is my honor to present to each of you my personal blueprint for the future discourse on the relationship between our two countries. First and foremost, ladies and gentlemen, current affairs and common sense compel the conclusion that the United States of America, Ireland and the North of Ireland are each facing new and different political and economic challenges compared to those of over ten years ago. Read more