SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) – A Georgia university has officially opened a learning center in Ireland.
Savannah Morning News reports Georgia Southern University leaders traveled to Wexford last week for the ceremonial event.
A news release from the university says the center stems from a long-time partnership between the town and Savannah, and Georgia Southern’s Center for Irish Research and Teaching. The school says many Savannah residents claim Irish ancestry and can trace ancestors specifically to Wexford.
University president Kyle Marrero met Ireland President Michael D. Higgins during the visit. The school says it marked the first official meeting between a Georgia Southern president and a foreign head of state.
The school says Georgia Southern is the first public university in the United States to open an outreach learning facility in Ireland.