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The Irish in Latin America and Iberia
A Bibliography

By Edmundo Murray

Argentina 1

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Aguinis, Marcos. El combate perpetuo: Una biografía admirable con ritmo de novela (Buenos Aires: Sudamericana, 1971), 212 pages. A biography of admiral William Brown.  
Arguindeguy, Pablo E. and Horacio Rodríguez. Guillermo Brown. Apostillas a su vida (Buenos Aires, Instituto Browniano, 1994).
Auza, Néstor Tomás. "Guillermo Furlong: el hombre, el sacerdote y el historiador" in Homenaje de las Academias Nacionales al R.P. Guillermo Furlong S.J. (Buenos Aires, 1992).
Barillaro, Elvira and Francisca B. La Greca. "John Brabazon, un representante de la inmigración temprana irlandesa (1845-1864)", paper presented at the Second Symposium for Irish Studies in South America, Buenos Aires, 5-7 September 2007.

Barnwell, David. 19th Century Irish Emigration to Argentina (New York, 1989). [document] Unpublished paper.

Barnwell, David. "The Southern Cousins" in The Irish Literary Supplement (1989). Interesting article about the Irish in Argentina, including details and examples of their daily life in the camp. Contrary to almost every study on this subject written in English, Spanish quotes are correctly accented, have no orthographic errors, and they even have eñes!

Barry, Carolina. "Lorenza Reynafé, una cuestión de género" in The Southern Cross 131: 5917 (October 2006), p. 2.
Barry, Carolina. "El nacimiento de una terrible belleza: Repercusión de la Pascua de 1916 en TSC y los hiberno argentinos" in The Southern Cross 313: 5915 (August 2006), pp. 1-2.
Barry, Carolina. "Politically Incorrect: Irish Argentines in the Early Peronist Period" in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America (www.irlandeses.org), cited 18 October 2005. [document]
Barry, Carolina. "Ciento Treinta Años andando su senda" in The Southern Cross 130: 5896 (January 2005), pp. 1-2. A short history of The Southern Cross in its 130th anniversary.
Barry, Carolina. "La Primera Convención de la Raza Irlandesa en Sudamérica" in The Southern Cross 129: 5883 (January 2004), p. 3. The article accounts for the connections between the Irish-Argentine community and Westmeath-born Laurence Ginnell (1852-1923), who was one of the early Irish diplomatic envoys to Argentina. Using original sources (for instance, El Boletín Irlandés, Buenos Aires, 1921) the author describes the events leading to the establishment of a delegation to the Irish Race Congress in Paris (1922). See also the article by Michael Kennedy, below. [document]
Bedson, Derek. "Butlers in South America" in Journal of The Butler Society (Suffolk) 3:2 (1988-1989), pp. 197-201. Includes Butlers from Argentina and Uruguay.
Belgrano, Mario. "Repatriacion de los restos del general Juan O'Brien, Guerrero de la Independencia Sud Americana" (Buenos Aires: Guillermo Kraft Ltda., 1938).
Bergin, L.D. "From Carlow, he founded Argentina's first English newspaper" in Carloviana, Journal of the Old Carlow Society 46 (1998), pp. 12-13. Short biography of Edward T. Mulhall (1832-1899), founder of The Standard of Buenos Aires.
Boland, Elisa. Review of Juan José de Soiza Reilly’s “La ciudad de los locos y otros textos” (edited by María Gabriela Mizraje, Buenos Aires: Adriana Hidalgo Editora, 2006), in The Southern Cross 132:5927 (August 2007), 3.
Bouillon, Willy G. "Cumple 128 Años una de las Voces de la Comunidad Irlandesa. The Southern Cross, Todo un Símbolo" in La Nación (Buenos Aires, 6 January 2003). [document]
Brown, Guillermo. Memorias del Almirante Brown (Buenos Aires: Academia Nacional de Historia, 1957).

Bulfin, William. Tales of the Pampas (Buenos Aires: L.O.L.A., 1997). Bilingual edition: English text with an introduction and glossary by novelist Susan Wilkinson. Spanish text with an introduction by the translator, Alejandro Clancy. First edition by Fisher & Unwin (London, 1900). Short stories written by the editor of The Southern Cross between 1896 and 1906. William Bulfin (1862-1910) was a journalist, story-teller, and sportsman (he introduced hurling in Argentina), with good connections in Ireland, Argentina and the Vatican City. The context is the life of the estancias and the work of the gauchos and the owners (principally Irish) during those years. The 1997 edition was published 'as an inverted book, with double cover, and separate pagination for English and Spanish' (from the editor's notice on the back cover). Considering the difficulties of translating into Spanish the 19th C oral and technical jargon spoken by Bulfin's characters, the Spanish version is a fine piece of translation. It was made by a local writer, Alejandro Clancy, whose forefathers originally came to Argentina in the 1840's. See review of Laura Izarra's article on William Bulfin, The Irish Diaspora in Argentina, below.

Burlando, Felicia (ed.). Pupilas en el Michael Ham en las décadas de 1940-50-60 (Buenos Aires: Asociación de Ex-alumnas del Colegio Michael Ham, 2006). Offprint from the Bulletin de la Asociación de Ex-alumnas del Colegio Michael Ham, Vol. 29 N° 47 (July 2006).
Bredin, A.E.C. A History of the Irish Soldier (Belfast: Century Books, 1987). Irish regiments in the British campaigns 1806-07.
Bushe, Andrew. "RTE doc recalls Argies 'Gaucho' Irish" in The Irish Echo 75: 23 (June 5-11, 2002). The author comments on a documentary produced by RTÉ and screened on July, 2002, about the Irish in Argentina. Accounts on Gaynor, Duggan, Kenny and other affluent immigrants who 'established themselves as the "Gaucho" Irish -- some of the biggest landowners in the whole of South America' belong to the contribution discourse about this immigration.

Cabrejas, María, and Fernando Nogueira. "La Santa Cruz: refugio de resistencia" Documentary film about the life, struggle and kidnapping of the "Group of 12", including the French nuns and the founders of the Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, and the infiltration of Astiz. Available to download here http://peliculasantacruz.blogspot.com/

Cané, Gonzalo. Anécdotas de Irlandeses en la Historia Argentina (unpublished manuscript). Articles prepared for publishing in The Southern Cross, including stories about Admiral William Brown and Irish nineteenth-century settlers and soldiers (eg., Leopoldo Lynch, John Thomond O'Brien, John Murtagh, Julián O'Roarke, John King, Peter Campbell and Patrick Island). Original accounts of Irish Argentines in San Andrés de Giles and Baradero. 

Cernadas Fonsalías, Jorge. "¿Irlandeses, británicos o argentinos?" in The Southern Cross, June 2008 (133:5937).
Cid, Pablo. “Crónicas de una inmigración" in The Southern Cross 134:5946 (March 2009), 1-5. Irish immigration in the Chacabuco district of Buenos Aires.
Cid, Pablo. “Se acabó mi cuarto de hora” in The Southern Cross 132:5927 (August 2007), 1, 3. About the Argentine-Uruguayan writer Juan José de Soiza Reilly, with Portuguese and Irish origins. Includes an interview to his grandson Miguel Soiza Reilly, and the author’s short text “¿Cómo se hace un periodista?”.

Club San Cyrano. Rugby and hockey club founded by Saint Cyran's School alumni. [website]

Coghlan, Eduardo A. (ed.). Andanzas de un Irlandés en el Campo Porteño 1845-1864 (Buenos Aires: Ediciones Culturales Argentinas, 1981). Originally titled The Customs and Habits of the Country of Buenos Ayres from the year 1845, these are the memoirs of John Brabazon translated into Spanish and annotated by genealogist Eduardo A. Coghlan. John Brabazon was a member of a Co. Westmeath Protestant family, who settled in Argentina in 1845 (Coghlan 1987, p. 53). Brabazon's memoirs report with simple language the adventures and misfortunes of the author in the pampas, including the barbarous murder of his first wife. Includes photos and a facsimile of the English original manuscript (two pages), which remains unpublished. According to Patrick McKenna (1994), a copy of the English manuscript was handed to him in the Irish embassy in Buenos Aires.

Coghlan, Eduardo A. El Aporte de los Irlandeses a la Formación de la Nación Argentina (Buenos Aires, 1982). Table I: passengers arrived in Buenos Aires from 1822 to 1880. Sources for this table include the files of the Archivo General de la Nación ('Libros de Entradas de Pasajeros' 1822-1862), and the arrival lists published by 'The Standard' newspaper from 1863 to 1880. The author selected the passenger names presumably of Irish origin and sorted all entries alphabetically [website]. Table II: Irish family names in Buenos Aires (city and province) from 1855 Census. Table III: Irish family names in Buenos Aires (city and province) from 1869 Census. Table IV: Irish family names in Argentina from 1895 Census. The last three tables are sorted geographically, but there is an alphabetic index of all Tables elaborated by Miguel A. Mathé Murray (page v). Approximately 32,000 persons are mentioned throughout 645 pages.

Coghlan, Eduardo A. Los Irlandeses en la Argentina: Su Actuación y Descendencia (Buenos Aires, 1987). Irish settlers in Argentina, including their origins in Ireland and their descendants in the River Plate or elsewhere. Entries are arranged alphabetically by male immigrant. Other contents include a chronicle of the Irish in Argentina, sketches of 413 livestock brands owned by Irish-Argentine estancieros, 'La Heráldica Irlandesa' by Félix F. Martín y Herrera, and 182 Irish coats of arms. It includes press clips, photographs, and documents. Published privately, with contributions from the Cultural Relations Committee of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, and from private supporters (list on p. 959). Major sources: Coghlan (1982), The Southern Cross, The Standard, Handbook of the River Plate, The Story of the Irish Race (MacManus, Seumas, New York: 1921), The History of Ireland from the earliest period to the present time (Haverty, Martin, New York, 1857), Irish Pedigrees or the Origin and Stem of the Irish Nation (O’Hart, John, New York, 1923) [website], Irish families; their names, arms, and origins (MacLysght, Edward, New York: Crown Publishers, 1972), More Irish families (MacLysght, Edward, Galway: O'Gorman, 1960), Murray (1919), and Registro de Marcas de Hacienda de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (Parle, Estevan, Liverpool: Brown & Rawcliffe, 1885), as well as wills, church and civil records, family private documents and interviews. Eduardo Coghlan (1912-1997) was the most notable Irish-Argentine genealogist. 'Los Irlandeses en la Argentina' is his masterpiece, a monumental book of 963 (awkwardly bound) pages, including more than 3,600 Irish immigrants and their families. In Wherever Green is Worn, The Story of the Irish Diaspora (London, 2000: 640), Tim Pat Coogan mentions that 'Coghlan’s work is today the most consulted reference work in the [Buenos Aires] Irish Embassy.' In spite of the relatively implicit chauvinism and of the insistence on linking members of the Irish race to the local landed bourgeoisie and to the European aristocracy, 'this book is an invaluable source for any research concerning the Irish-Argentine community' (Guillermo MacLoughlin, The Forgotten People).

Colegio Cardenal Newman, the Christian Brothers' boys school for local affluent families. Founded in 1948, it still has one of the most expensive tuitions parents can afford for a private school in Argentina. Strategically located in an exclusive area North of Buenos Aires, the school has another institution for poorer families in Buenos Aires, Colegio Edmundo Rice, also managed by the Christian Brothers. Cardenal Newman is a prestigious name in the Argentinean rugby championship. [website]

Colegio Santa Brígida. The 'Asociación Católica Irlandesa' founded this girls school in 1899, initially aimed at orphans and daughters of poor Irish-Argentine families living in the provinces. [website]

Connaughton, Michael G. "The Last Connaughton in Argentina" in The Westmeath Examiner (Mullingar), 11 November 2006.
Connaughton, Michael G. "A Day in Capitán Sarmiento" in Irish Roots 48 (fourth quarter 2003), pp. 18-19. [document]
Cooney, Jerry W., 'O'Gorman, Thomas (b.c.1760), merchant in Spain and South America' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 4:4 (October 2006), pp.266-267. [document]
Cooney, Jerry W. "Commerce, Contraband, and Intrigue: Thomas O'Gorman in the Río de la Plata, 1797-1806" in Colonial Latin American Historical Review (Albuquerque NM), 13: 1 (Winter 2004), 31-51.
Cruset, María Eugenia. Diplomacia de las Naciones sin estado y de los estados sin nación. Argentina e Irlanda: una visión comparativa (La Plata: Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Ediciones Instituto de Relaciones Internacionales, 2007). Serie Tesis, N° 15. 
Damianovich, Alejandro et al. Los Cullen: Irlanda, Canarias, Argentina (Buenos Aires, 2007). Genealogical history of the Cullen family in Ireland, Canary Islands and Argentina. Contributions by Alejandro Damianovich, Iván José María Cullen and Juan Cullen Salazar (history); Helen Kelly, Antonio Luque, Pedro Cullen Figueroa, Maria Celina Cullen de Graffione and María Lucila Cullen de Ibarlin (genealogy). UP TO HERE
Dandan, Alejandra and Silvina Heguy. Joe Baxter: del nazismo a la extrema izquierda (Buenos Aires: Editorial Norma, 2006), 428 pp. ISBN 9875454036. Co-founder of pro-Nazi Tacuara nationalist movement and founding member of the People's Revolutionary Army (ERP) in Argentina and Tupamaros in Uruguay, Joe Baxter became an international guerrilla leader who also saw action in Chile, Cuba, Viet Nam and China.
De Courcy Ireland, John, Almirante William Brown, father of the Argentine Navy in 'History Ireland' 9:3 (2001), pp. 31-34.
De Courcy Ireland, John, The Admiral from Mayo: A life of Almirante William Brown from Foxford (Dublin: Eamonn de Burca, 1995).
De Courcy Ireland, John, Admiral William Brown in 'The Irish Sword' 6:23 (winter 1962), pp. 119-121.
Delaney, Juan José. 'Lengua y literatura de los irlandeses en la Argentina' in Signos Universitarios: Revista de la Universidad del Salvador, 22:39 (2003). pp. 137-154.
Delaney, Juan José, La Diáspora Irlandesa en Argentina, in 'Todo es Historia' (Buenos Aires), Vol. 39, Number 471 (October 2006), pp. 6-29.
Delaney, Juan José, Linguistic and Cultural Aspects of the Irish Settlers in Buenos Aires as Seen in 'Tales of the Pampas,' by William Bulfin in: 'Ideas' año I, N° 2 (Buenos Aires: Universidad del Salvador, September 2003), p. 16-22.
Devine, Pius. "Adventures & Misadventures of a Jolly Beggar" in Passionist Historical Archives 3:3 (Summer 1995). In 1872 Fr. Pius Devine C.P. (1838-1912) was sent to South America by his Provincial to raise funds for the construction of the Province's Motherhouse on Mount Argus, Dublin. Introduced by Morgan P. Hanlon, C.P., Provincial Archivist. Available online (http://cpprovince.org/archives/heritage/summer95/summer95-2-1.php), accessed 1 August 2007. [website]
Dillon, L. A twelve months’ tour in Brazil and the River Plate, with notes on sheep farming (Manchester: A. Ireland & Co., 1867).
Doherty, Pedro, O'Dochartaigh Clan de Argentina: Historia de la Familia Doherty de Argentina (Buenos Aires: author's edition, 1991), 112 pp. Peter Doherty (1856-1938) of Carrickedmond, Co. Longford, emigrated to Argentina in 1884 and married Ana Farrell in 1893. Includes genealogies of Doherty families in Argentina, Ireland and Spain.
Donlon, Mary, The Irish Argentines: The Longford-Westmeath Connection, in: Teathba, Review of the Longford Historical Society (vol. 2, number 3, November 1992, pp. 207-214). The author claims that 'the Irish Argentine is practically synonymous with Longford-Westmeath, since at least two-thirds of the Irish-Argentine families have their origins in places such as Ballymahon, Legan, Carrickboy, Edgeworthstown, Ardagh, Ballinacarrigy, Mullingar, its hinterland and even from Moydow.' She provides the perspective of an Irish historian from Meeltenagh, Moydow (Co. Longford), whose grand-uncle, Barney Fox, emigrated to Argentina in 1900. In the first part, the Irish immigration during the 19th century is described in detail, including the well-know role of the Catholic church and the chain immigration scheme used by the settler families. In the second part, the experiences of the Fox family are developed with interesting details on the integration to the local culture. 
Doyle, Liliana S. Black 47 (San Fernando: Sociedad Argentina de Escritores, 2005).
Dujovne Ortiz, Alicia, María Elena Walsh (Madrid: Ediciones Júcar, 1982).
Dunleavy, Harry, Silver and Gold: The Irish in Argentina in 'The Mayo News' (28 October 1998), p. 47.

Copyright © Edmundo Murray, 2003-2008

Online published: 1 April 2003
Edited: 07 May 2009
Murray, Edmundo, 'The Irish in Latin America and Iberia: A Bibliography' in "Society for Irish Latin American Studies" 2008. Available online (www.irlandeses.org), accessed .

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