● EIRData. Bulfin, William: Life, Work, Criticism and References (1864-1910).
Escobar Bavio, Ernesto, Alumni, Cuna de Campeones y Escuela
de Hidalguía (Buenos Aires: Editorial Difusión, 1953).
Fahy, Jim, Thirty-Nine Leagues of Land (RTÉ TV
documentary, Dublin: RTÉ News Production, 2002), with Orla Nix
and Madge MacLaverty (research), Ed Mulhall (executive
producer), and Caroline Bleahen (producer). The initial
remarks by Silvia Kenny Cavanagh forestall the rest of this
documentary, which lists many of the clichés attributed to
Irish Argentines. ‘My ancestor Jim Gaynor owned around
thirty-nine leagues of land in Argentina and another
thirty-nine leagues in Uruguay.’ The interviewer asks Ms.
Cavanagh if her family ‘ever regretted what they did to the
Indians?’. The response is ‘No, because they considered it
wasn’t their problem. It is so many generations ago... We
never think about that.’ Interviewees include journalist Mike
Geraghty, historian John de Courcy Ireland (‘Latin America is
a very important part of the world’), J. J. O’Hara (Foxford
Admiral Brown Society), Joseph Forde and Michael Fahy
(Loughrea Historical Society), Mary Egan and Tom Ganly
(Longford Westmeath-Argentina Society), Fr. Ambrose Geoghegan,
Lizzie Geoghegan, Malvinas/Falkland soldier Ronnie Quinn,
Ignacio Wallace, Teresa Dean Reddy, and John Carty
Fahy, Michael, Anthony Fahy of Loughrea: Irish Missionary
in Argentina, in: 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin
America' (January-February 2005). This article appeared in the
Journal of the Loughrea Historical Society. [document]
Fernandez-Gomez, Emilio Manuel, Argentina: Gesta Británica,
Vols. I, IIa, and IIb (Buenos Aires: L.O.L.A. Literature of
Latin America, 1993). This is a noteworthy revisionist version
of the British (i.e., English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh) emigration
to, colonization of, and investment in, Argentina. This remarkable
work includes detailed, albeit opinionated, accounts of the
contribution of English-speaking individuals and institutions
to the development of the South American country. The author's
strong position against a Nationalist perspective and his
favouring of a return of Argentina to English economic influence
stir certain biased understanding in his conclusions. Nevertheless,
the massive amount of quality historical information presented
throughout the the three volumes is a valuable source for
the study of the British-Argentine relations, and provides
a well of information about the context of the Irish emigration
to Argentina as a part of the English plans in South America.
Foley, Billy, The Irish in Argentina, in 'Irish Family
History' vol. 6 (Vol VI 1990).
● Galazzi, Mariano. “Matrimonios irlandeses en la
Parroquia del Socorro I” The Southern Cross 132:5927 (August
● Gallardo, Juan Luis (ed.). Centenario del Estudio de
los Dres. O'Farrell 1883-1983 (Buenos Aires: Estudio
O'Farrell, 1983). Biographical information of Santiago Gregorio
O'Farrell (1861-1926) and other partners of the firm, by
Eduardo A. Coghlan. The O'Farrell family in Argentina.
Santiago O'Farrell was a well-known lawyer, national deputy, estanciero,
businessman, Irish community leader, president of the Irish
Catholic Association and honorary president of Club Atlético
Porteño. English translation by Margarita Coghlan (née
Gálvez, Lucía, Historias de inmigración: Testimonio de
pasión, amor y arraigo en tierra argentina (1850-1950) (Buenos
Aires: Norma, 2003). Chapter 1 ('La temprana y próspera inmigración
irlandesa') is based on an interview with Maureen Hughes Moore
de Acuña and her personal account of several Irish ancestors.
● Galafassi, Hugo D. "Ernesto Patricio Dowling: un iniciador de la neurocirugía" in _Revista Argentina de Neurocirugía_, 18 (2004), pp. 24-26.
García, Alejandra and Gladis J. Mignacco, In the Name of
Power: Culture and Place Names in Venado Tuerto, first
published in Spanish in Revista Lote, Mensuario Cultural'
Vol VII, Nº 72 (Venado Tuerto, July 2003). [document]
Garrahan, Tomás, Memoirs 1864-1936, manuscript (Buenos
Aires, ca. 1930). A copy of the manuscript in English was
handed over to me by the Garrahan family. The author, who
emigrated to Argentina with his parents when he was a child,
provides an accurate account of his years working in the
camp, the rural life of an Irish bachelor, social
relations, the sheep breeding business, and the gradual
adaptation of the estancias to cattle and then to agriculture.
Interesting views on religion, family, land, alcohol and
entertainment. 99 pages.
Gaynor, John S., The History of St. Patrick's College
in Mercedes (Buenos Aires: The Southern Cross, 1958).
Geoghegan, Abel Adolfo,
Bibliografía de Guillermo Furlong S.J. (Buenos Aires,
1957). Second edition 1980.
Geary, Patricia, Irish Emigration to Argentina in
'Mallow Field Club Journal' 16 (1998), pp. 149-156.
Geary, Patricia, The Curtin's of Ballygarrett in
'Mallow Field Club Journal' 15 (1997), pp. 133-139.
Geraghty, Michael John. "Irish Argentina goes trilingual ‘St Patrick's Pot on you’" in Buenos Aires Herald, www.buenosairesherald.com/BreakingNews/View/28065
Geraghty, Michael John. 'Last Call To Save Symbol of Irish
Argentina' in The Buenos Aires Herald (Buenos Aires),
15 April 2007. [document]
Geraghty, Michael John, From the Land of Leprechauns,
in: Buenos Aires Herald, 16 March 1997 (Buenos Aires, 1997).
Geraghty, Michael John, A Day for the Wearing of the
Green, in: Buenos Aires Herald, 15 March 2001 (Buenos
Aires, 2001). About the Armstrong/Fahy leadership among
Irish-Argentines during the 19th C.
Geraghty, Michael John, Argentina: a Land of Broken Promises
in: Buenos Aires Herald, 17 March 1999 (Buenos Aires, 1999).
On 16 February 1889, the 'City of Dresden' arrived in Buenos
Aires with two thousand undernourished and dehydrated Irish
emigrants onboard. It was 'the largest number of passengers
ever to arrive in Argentina from any one destination on any
one vessel.' They were deceived by government agents - Irishmen
J. O'Meara and John S. Dillon -, and underwent an arduous
integration in the country. The Dresden Affair put
an end to the emigration from Ireland to Argentina. [document]
Geraghty, Michael John, Homeward Bound in: Buenos Aires
Herald (Buenos Aires, 27 September 2000). A petition signed
by hundreds of Irish-Argentines was addressed to the Irish
authorities in 2002. They claim their Irish ancestry and require
'to become Irish nationals themselves, or in the alternative
to be able to seek and obtain employment in Ireland as if
they were Irish nationals'. For Argentina, the first years
of the 21st century are characterised by a severe lack of
job opportunities, social welfare, and physical security,
very different of the opulent wealth of a century ago. This
is a dramatically contrasting reality compared with the previous
contribution discourse of the Irish in Argentina. [document]
Geraghty, Michael John, Irish Power in Argentina, in:
The Southern Cross, Centenary Special Edition (Buenos Aires,
1975). With an independent
and original perspective of the politics in place within the
Irish-Argentine community, the author re-writes a cultural
history where 'successful' and 'Irish' were connected, and
in which 'the Irish certainly made the best out of their adopted
land and the best out of themselves.' However,
he recognises that some of the Irish-Argentines 'had become
powerful without ever wanting to in one of life's small and
ironic contradictions that these immigrants built up in Argentina
a system of land ownership and tenure, which in Ireland had
enslaved them.' Other Irish-Argentines 'will be found among
the ever-growing masses of Argentina’s poor.' Interesting
data and information about the education, 'at which the Irish
would excel and make their second most important and longest
lasting contribution to Argentina.' The following is the
complete version of the text, which was not published by The
Southern Cross. [document]
Geraghty, Michael John, Rodolfo Walsh: An Argentine Irishman,
in: Buenos Aires Herald (29 March 2002). [document]
Geraghty, Michael John, Rodolfo Walsh: Bibliography and
Websites, in: Local Ireland (1999). A complete list of
works by the Irish-Argentine journalist who was killed by
the Argentine dictators in 1976. Website (http://www.local.ie/content/24215.shtml/literature/irish_writers/writer_of_the_month),
accessed 15 April 2004.
Geraghty, Michael John, You May Die in Ireland in:
Buenos Aires Herald (Buenos Aires, 17 March 2003). [document]
Geraghty, Michael John, Was Admiral Brown Admiral Someone
Else? Text of lecture ‘William Brown, whose agent was
he?’ given at the British Engineering Association (Buenos
Aires) on 6 April 2004. [document]
Gerding, Eduardo C., The Black Frigate Published
by the Buenos Aires Herald. The author's ancestor Eduard Gerding of the
Kingdom of Hanover, arrived in Argentina in 1830, and was a
partner of William MacCann. Gerding founded The Strangers Club,
the oldest club in South America. [document]
Gerding, Eduardo C., Irlanda a bordo in 'América
Celta' (website) December 2005 <http://www.americacelta.com/festivales/20051127-fragatasarmiento.htm>,
accessed 3 January 2006. [document]
● Gildea, D. 'Admiral William Brown of Foxford and
Argentina' in Muirtheasbántas na Gaillimhe (Galway:
O'Gorman, 1944), pp. 19-27. Fr. Gildea started the 'cult' of
William Brown in his birth place.
Gillespie, Elgy, Argentina, Land of Prosperity and Prestige
for the Irish in 'The Irish Times' 6 October 1977.
Goñi, Uki, Role of Vatican in Argentina's Dirty War,
History Archives (1995) (http://www.hartford-hwp.com/archives/). The role of Fr. Federico 'Fred'
Richards and 'The Southern Cross' in 1970s kidnappings and
torturing of thousands of Argentines. Relations with the Papal
Nuncio and Roman Catholic bishops [document]
Graham-Yooll, Andrew, 'Hay una sola política que importa,
la que supera el pasado' in Página/12 (8 January 2007).
Interview with Belfast-born novelist Glenn Patterson.
Comparative dialogue about political violence in Northern
Ireland and Argentina. [website]
Graham-Yooll, Andrew, The Forgotten Colony (Buenos
Aires: L.O.L.A. Literature of Latin America, 1999). First
London: Hutchinson, 1981.
account of the British presence in Argentina, by the editor
of The Buenos Aires Herald. Chapter 9 is dedicated to the
Irish settlers, within the context of the influential 19th
C British community (in 1869, the British were the most
important foreign minority in Argentina, with 10,709 subjects
in Buenos Aires city and province).
● Guyot, Hector M., Irlandeses en la Argentina: una verde
pasión in "La Nación" Sunday edition (Buenos Aires, 13
March 2005). Although many of the clichés and myths of the
Irish in Argentina are repeated here, there are some
interesting data. Celtic music and dance festivals were
organised since the 1950s by Fr Fidelis Rush and Manolo del
Campo from Asturias. Cristina Rasmussen, who teaches jigs and
other dances in Buenos Aires, is the author of La danza
celta en Irlanda. One of the Irish graves in San Antonio
de Areco is of Edward Geoghegan (1874-1928), a.k.a., "Gaucho
Ted". The affirmation that "in 2002 more than one thousand
descendants of Irish immigrants emigrated to Ireland" seems to
● Hand, Paul, 'This is not a place for delicate
or nervous or impatient diplomats': the Irish Legation in
Perón's Argentina (1948-55) in 'Irish Studies in
International Affairs' (Dublin), 16 (2005), pp. 175-192.
Available online (http://www.ria.ie/cgi-bin/ria/papers/100541.pdf),
accessed 28 March 2006. [document] A
ground-taking study of the first formal Irish envoys to
Argentina, including perceptions of Argentine politics and
society by the Irish chargé d'affaires Matthew Murphy in one
of most important periods in Argentina. Good use of the
confidential reports from Murphy to Seán Nunan in the National
Archives of Ireland. It complements with Carolina Barry's
Politically Incorrect: Irish Argentines in the Early Peronist
Period [document]. See also
Kennedy and Horan.
● Hanon, Maxine, Diccionario de Británicos en
Buenos Aires: primera época (Buenos Aires: author's
edition, 2005). Hardback, 196 x 280 mms, 891 pages. ISBN
987-545-339-0. US$ 95 (orders:
thousand English, Irish, Scottish and Welsh residents of
Buenos Aires until the fall of Rosas in 1852. Entries include
biographical data and, in some cases, their careers and
achievements. There are also sections on local British
institutions, ships and celebrations, including a
ground-breaking essay on St. Patrick's Day in Buenos Aires. The
author's use of 'new' sources, including the records of the
British consulate in Buenos Aires, the British Packet
newspaper and Protestant church records, represents an
important advance on the understanding of the English-speaking
community in Argentina (though limited to Buenos Aires), and a
good complement to Eduardo Coghlan's work. Review by Edmundo
Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 4:4 (October
2006), pp.254-259. [document]
Harrington, Isabel H., Un Criollo Irlandés (Buenos
Aires, 1976). Life of polo player Alfredo Harrington.
Harty, Ray, Fahy of Argentina and Therry of Australia:
two Nineteenth-century Expatriate Irish Chieftains, in:
'Irish-Australian Studies' (1994), pp. 269-278.
Sean S., Hurling in Argentina in 'A Century of Service'
(Dublin: Cumann Luthchleas Gael, 1984), pp. 80-82.
Healy, Claire, Migration from Ireland to Buenos Aires,
1776-1890. PhD history dissertation, NUI Galway, 2005. James Hardiman Library, NUI, Galway.
Healy, Claire, English Faces at the Port: Atlantic Networks
in Buenos Aires 1776-1825 (paper presented at The Atlantic
History Seminar, Cambridge 14-22 March 2004, unpublished).
● Hearns, Orla. 'Brown statue is unveiled at
Dublin docks' in: Western People newspaper, 11 October
2006 (Ballina, county Mayo).
On 27 September 2006 An Taoiseach
Bertie Ahern unveiled a statue of William Brown on the newly
named Admiral Brown Walk in Dublin's docklands. The statue was
erected as a result of the generous donation of Euro 40,000
from Mayo Man of the Year, Bill Durkin, who hails from Bohola.
Mr Durkin was amongst the attendance and he was praised by all
of those present for his wonderful generosity.
● Hogg, Ricardo, Patricio Lynch, novela
histórica (Buenos Aires: Ediciones del Taller Gráfico Luis
Bernard, Biblioteca del Suboficial, 1931).
Hooker, Terry and Ron Poulter, The Armies of Bolivar and
San Martin (London: Osprey, 1991).
Horan, Timothy, The Irish in Argentina (Buenos Aires,
22 July 1958), 21 pages. An unpublished report produced by
the Irish embassy in Argentina, which covers in itemized paragraphs
the social history of the Irish Argentines 1810-1955. Particular
emphasis is given to the class structure composed of a landowning
oligarchy and the labourers. This structure shaped the
Irish-Argentine community during about a century: 'it is one
of history's little ironies that our immigrants came to Argentina
to assist in building up a system and a class the creation
of which in Ireland had led to their own emigration.' Linguistics
and education are also accounted for in this report (National
Archives of Ireland, Department of Foreign Affairs, Buenos
● Hudson, Thomas, Brothers in Arms: Generals
Paroissien and O'Brien (Buenos Aires: Editorial Dunken,
2005). Biographies of the surgeon Diego Paroissien and general
John Thomond O'Brien, who participated in the Argentine war of
independence with José de San Martín.
● Hudson, Thomas, Admiral William Brown: the
Master of the River Plate (Buenos Aires, 2004).
Hurling Club Argentina. As far as 1887, hurling was
already played by Irish settlers in Buenos Aires. On 5 August
1900, the Buenos Aires Hurling Club was formally founded
with the support of William Bulfin. In 1922, the Hurling Federation is
established and in 1929 it changed its name to Hurling Club.
Hutchinson, Thomas Joseph, Buenos Aires and Argentine Gleanings;
with Extracts from a Diary of the Salado Exploration in 1862
and 1863 (London: Edward Stanford, 1865). Thomas Hutchinson,
was the British Consul in Rosario in the 1860s.
Thomas Murray (1919) commented ‘As affording a glimpse at
Buenos Aires, its ways, affairs, politics and prospects at
this time, one of the most useful books I have met is a volume
called “Gleanings,” by an Irishman, Thomas Hutchinson. He
was English Consul at Rosario for some years, but took a deep
and sympathetic interest in the progress of the country generally,
and made laborious investigations as to its possibilities
as a cotton producing region. […] He notes with pleasure that
the most successful sheep-farmers in the Republic are his
own countrymen, and also remarks the preponderance in numbers
of Westmeathmen and Wexfordians over those from the other
Irish countries. […] The tale was circulated here in Buenos
Aires that he [Hutchinson] got his appointment and preference
from the English Government for betraying his friends. He
was an Irishman and was, it is said, one of O’Connell’s secretaries’
310]. Previously to Rosario, Hutchinson was appointed British
Consul in Montevideo and before that in Clarence Port
(present-day Malabo, Equatorial Guinea). Member of the Royal
Geographical Society, Thomas Hutchinson was a keen explorer,
scientist and prolific writer. Other books and articles by
The Parana; with
incidents of the Paraguayan War
Two Years in
(1874), Impressions of Western Africa (1858),
Narrative of the Niger, Tshadda and Binue Eploration
(1855), Ten Years Wandering among the Ethiopians
(1861), and On the General Features of West African Trade
in 'Journal of the Society of Arts' (London), 22 (1874).
Edmundo Murray, 2005
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Murray, Edmundo, 'The Irish in Latin America and Iberia: A
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