"America became the first country with whom we established diplomatic relations," noted Anne Anderson, Ireland's current Ambassador to the United States, in the video.
But it would take almost three more years before Washington and Dublin could enjoy a reciprocal diplomatic relation because of a lack of clarification about the "status of each one of the self-governing Dominions constituting the British Commonwealth," wrote The Boston Globe on August 21, 1927. Once that obstacle was clarified, the United States soon after assigned career diplomat Frederick Sterling to serve as the first U.S. Ambassador to the Irish Free State.
Sterling, who had been stationed at the American Embassy in London, arrived in Ireland on July 25, 1927. The Boston Globe reported: "A glorious summer evening with clear skies and sunshine bathing the hills was Ireland's greeting to Mr. Sterling as the mail boat, "Scotia," conveying him from Holyhead, sighted the Irish coast."
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