Overseas connections and Ulster gravestones

A significant number of the gravestone inscriptions for Ulster make reference to places outside of Ireland. Given that migration has been one of the enduring features of Irish history this is not surprising. The places recorded on Ulster gravestones cover all continents (with the exception of Antarctica). Not surprisingly the United States of America figures most prominently. There are also many references to Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. Other places recorded on gravestones include Buenos Aires in Argentina, Santos in Brazil and Kobe in Japan.