Congratulations to Georgia Southern University for cutting the ribbon on its new learning center in Wexford, Ireland. The delegation pictured is a part of the World Trade Center Savannah and SEDA organized delegation, which included Visit Savannah’s president Joseph Marinelli and chair of the board of directors Dave Legasse of The Salt Table. Georgia Southern is the first public university in the United States to establish a learning center in Ireland.
Through the university’s Center for Irish Research and Teaching, Georgia Southern faculty and students have long been examining the connection between Savannah and Ireland. The Wexford-Savannah Axis research continues to shine a light on how and why so many people from Wexford and southeastern Ireland immigrated to Savannah in the 19th century and highlights the impact this immigration had on Irish and American generations in both countries.