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Irish leaders visit Georgia Southern

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One group marching in the St/ Patrick’s Day parade Thursday arrived in the area a little early for good reasons.

Government leaders from Wexford County, Ireland visited Georgia Southern University Monday afternoon. They'll meet with faculty who lead the university's center for Irish Studies.

Many of Savannah's original Irish families trace back to Wexford County.

“I've been very impressed with the Wexford connection here and with the research being done by Georgia Southern and the potential for more research and to dig deeper and bring those stories alive,” said County Chief Executive Tom Enright.

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