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The Irish in Latin America and Iberia
A Bibliography

By Edmundo Murray

Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru

Alegría, Ciro, El mundo es ancho y ajeno (Madrid: Ediciones de la Torre, 2000), first edition 1941. The Peruvian writer Ciro Alegría (1908-1967) was the great-grand son of James Lynch, an Irish mining entrepreneur in the Peruvian Andes. 'In his time, he was the wealthiest man in 50 leagues round. The Irish are prone to fantasy and arrogance.' (cited by Pablo Cid in his review Recuerdos familiares de un escritor olvidado: El mundo es ancho, ajeno e irlandés, in 'The Southern Cross' 130:5903 August 2005, p. 2).
Boland, Julia and Marilyn Boland, 'From Ireland to South America: A Story of Departures, Separations and Reunions' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 4:4 (October 2006), pp.240-244. [document]

Breffny, Brian De, Ambrose O'Higgins: An Enquiry into his Irish Origins in 'The Irish Ancestor' 2:2 (1970), pp. 81-89.

Campbell, León G., The Foreigners in Peruvian Society during the Eighteenth Century in 'Historia de América' (Mexico D.F.) 73 (January, December 1972), pp. 153-163.

Cayol, Rafael, El Baron de Ballenary (Buenos Aires, 1989).

Clissold, Stephen, Bernardo O'Higgins and the Independence of Chile (London, 1968).

Clayton, Lawrence A. W. R. Grace & Co (Lima: Asociación de Historia Marítima y Naval Iberoamericana, 2008). Revised edition in Spanish. Published originally in English in 1985 as Grace: W. R. Grace & Co., The Formative Years, 1850-1930 (Champaign, Illinois: Jameson Books, 1985).
Clayton, Lawrence A., 'Grace, William Russell (1832-1904), merchant' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 4:4 (October 2006), pp.263-265. [document]
Conroy, Chris, A Beggar in Paradise: Living with the Inca Indians (Dublin: Mentor Press, 1997).
Donoso, Ricardo, El Marqués de Osorno Don Ambrosio Higgins, 1720-1801 (Santiago: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Chile, 1941).
Dueñas de Anhalzer, Carmen, 'From a Shipwreck to "Macayadas": The Macays in Ecuador' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 4:4 (October 2006), pp.237-239. [document]

Dunkerley, James, The Third Man: Francisco Burdett O'Connor and the Emancipation of the Americas (London: Institute of Latin American Studies, Occasional Papers 20, 1999).

Figueroa, Pedro Pablo, Vida del General Don Juan O'Brien, Héroe de la Independencia Sud Americana, Irlandés de nacimiento, chileno de adopción (Santiago: Imprenta Mejía, 1904).

Figueroa, Pedro Pablo, Historia del popular escritor Don Benjamin Vicuna Mackenna, su vida, su caracter i sus obras. Cincuenta anos de la historia politica, literaria i social de Chile (Santiago: Imprenta Barcelona, 1903).

Geary, Laurence M., Fraternally Yours: Roderic and Francis Burdett O'Connor in 'Journal of Cork Historical and Archaeological Society' 45:254 (January-December 1990), pp. 120-123.

Goldberg, Joyce, Patrick Egan: Irish-American Minister to Chile, 1889-93 in 'Eire-Ireland' 14:3 (1979), pp. 83-95.
Griffin, Arturo, 'Conquistadores, Soldiers and Entrepreneurs: Early Irish Presence in Chile' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 4:4 (October 2006), pp.217-220. [document]

Griffin, William D., The Other Irish Americans" in William D. Griffin (ed.) 'The Book of Irish Americans' (New York: Random House, 1990), pp. 95-97.

Hammond, Tony, British Immigrants in South America (Industry, Commerce and Science) Website http://www.hammond.swayne.com/, Cited 26 May 2004.
Hasbrouck, Alfred, Foreign Legionaries in the Liberation of Spanish South America (New York: Columbia University, 1928).
Healy, Claire, ‘"Foreigners of this Kind": Chilean Refugees in Ireland, 1973-1990' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 4:4 (October 2006), pp.221-229. [document]
Hooker, Terry and Ron Poulter, The Armies of Bolivar and San Martin (London: Osprey, 1991).

Hutchinson, Thomas Joseph, Two Years in Peru, with Exploration of its Antiquities (London: Sampson Low, Marston, Low & Searle, 1874), two vols. From the former British consul in Rosario, Montevideo and Equatorial Guinea, member of the Royal Geographical Society.

Inglis, Brian, Roger Casement: the biography of a patriot who lived for England, died for Ireland (New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1973). In part 3, chapters 1-5, the author covers Casement's report on exploitation of rubber Indian workers in Putumayo region, Peru.

Ireland, John de Courcy, Thomas Charles Wright: Soldier of Bolivar; Founder of the Ecuadorian Navy in 'The Irish Sword'  6:25 (winter 1964), pp. 271-275.
Ireland, John de Courcy, Irish Soldiers and Seamen in Latin America in 'The Irish Sword' 1:4 (1952-1953), pp. 296-303.
Ireland, John de Courcy, Ireland and the Irish in Martime History (Dublin: Glendale Press, 1986).
Kelleher, Desmond, 'From Westmeath to Peru Full Circle: Memoirs of a Westmeath Missionary in Sicuani, Cuzco' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 4:4 (October 2006), pp.109-205. [document]

Kelleher, Thomas, Mission to the New World (Cork: Icon Communications, 1992).

Laborde, Miguel. 'La chicha irlandesa' in Nuestro.cl: El sitio del patrimonio cultural chileno (Corporación Patrimonio Cultural de Chile). [website]

Lambert, Eric, Arthur Sandes of Kerry in 'The Irish Sword' 12:47 (winter 1975), pp. 139-146.

Lambert, Eric, General Francis Burdett O'Connor in 'The Irish Sword' 13:51 (winter 1977), pp. 128-133.

Larena Quijada, Victor, Patricio Lynch: marino y gobernante in 'Revista de Marina' 1 (1995), pp. 22-34.
Lloyd, David. Irish Times: Temporalities of Modernity (Dublin: Field Day Books, 2008). A book of cultural history in Ireland and postcolonial theory, including a chapter that mentions the possible ideological relations between James Connolly in Ireland and José Carlos Mariátegui in Peru.

MacErlean, John S.J., Irish Jesuits in Foreign Missions from 1574 to 1773 in 'The Irish Jesuit Directory' (Dublin) 1930, pp. 127-138.

Marques Tapia, Ricardo, Tarqui, 1829 (Cuenca: Tipografía de la Universidad, 1929).
Marquis, James, Merchant Adventurer: the Story of W.R. Grace (Wilmington: Scholarly Resources, 1993).
Mathewson, Kent, St. Brendan's Mythical Isle and Toponymic Drift: From Iceland to Ecuador in De Courcy Ireland, John and David C. Sheehy (eds.), 'Atlantic Visions' (Dun Laoghaire: Boole Press, 1989), pp. 51-60.
McGinn, Brian, Love and War Complicate a 19th Century Celebration: St. Patrick's Day in Peru in 'Irish Roots' 1 (1995), pp. 26-27. [document]

Mehegan, John, Bernardo O'Higgins of Chile (London: J.J. Bennett, 1913).

Murray, Edmundo, '"Sr. Hutchinson, otra vez, no dice V. nonsenses, no tonterrias": A Bigoted Response to Thomas J. Hutchinson's Two Years in Peru (1873)' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 4:4 (October 2006), pp.230-236. [document]
O'Clery, Conor. Shaking Hands with the Devil, book chapter in Conor O'Clery, May You Live in Interesting Times (Dublin: Poolbeg Press, 2008), pp. 195-202. Former Irish Times foreign correspondent Conor O'Clery includes in this chapter notes about the three-nation state visit by Irish President Mary Robinson to Argentina, Chile and Brazil in 1995. At the request of Mrs. Robinson's party, Chilean security officials did not allow O'Clery and other press representatives in the reception were she and General Pinochet shook hands, 'so that there would be no record of her encounter with the seventy-nine-year-old former dictator' (198).

O'Connor, Francisco Burdett, Un Irlandés con Bolivar: recuerdos de la independencia de América del Sur en Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Perú y la Argentina, por un jefe de la Legión Británica de Bolívar Caracas (Caracas: El Cid Editor, 1977), 320 pp. First edition: Recuerdos (La Paz, 1916).

O'Connor, Paul, The Irish Augustinians in Ecuador, 1977-1992 in Martin, Francis Xavier and Clare O'Reilly (eds.), 'The Irish Augustinians in Rome, 1656-1994 and Irish Augustinian missions throughout the world' (Ballyboden, Dublin: Augustinian House of Studies, 1994), pp. 187-209. A Spanish translation, Los Agustinos Irlandeses en Chone, Ecuador 1977-1992, is available online (http://www.oala.villanova.edu/historia/chone.html), accessed 21 March 2007. [website]
O'Phelan Godoy, Scarlett. 'Una doble inserción: los irlandeses bajo los Borbones. Del puerto de Cádiz al Perú' in O'Phelan Godoy, Scarlett and Carmen Salazar-Soler (eds.) Passeurs, mediadores culturales y agentes de la primera globalización en el mundo Ibérico, siglos XVI-XIX (Actes & mémoires de l'Institut français d'études andines, 4 / Publicación del Instituto Riva-Agüero, 223) (Lima: Institut français d'études andines. IFEA - Pontificia universidad católica del Perú. PUCP, Instituto Riva-Agüero, 2005), pp. 411-439.
Saez-Germain, Alejandro, Siempre al frente. Los Lynch: casi mil anos de historia in 'Noticias' (Buenos Aires) 20 March 1994, pp. 44-51. Includes the story of rear admiral Patricio Lynch Zaldivar (1824-1886) of the Chilean naval forces.
Sepúlveda, Alfredo, Bernardo: una biografía de Bernardo O'Higgins (Vergara Ediciones B Chile: Santiago, 2007).
Sepúlveda, Alfredo, 'Bernardo O'Higgins: The Rebel Son of a Viceroy' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 4:4 (October 2006), pp.206-215. [document]
Sheen, Rosario, 'The Irish in the Peruvian Andes' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America, 4:4 (October 2006), pp.245-250. [document]
Sloan, Mary, Reminiscences of a retired missionary in 'Irish Baptist Historical Society Journal' 4 (1996-97), pp. 45-58.
Tellez Yañez, Raúl, El General Juan MacKenna (Santiago: Francisco de Aguirre, 1976).
Unknown, A Parish in Peru (1976), a documentary film produced by Radharc Films and aired by RTÉ on 24 June 1976. 'A graphic film account of the work being done by priests and nuns of Cork Diocese in the shantytowns surrounding the city of Trujillo in Peru' (from Radharc website, cited 30 July 2007).
Vicuña Mackenna, Benjamin, El general O'Brien (Santiago: Guillermo E. Miranda, 1902). Life of John Thomond O'Brien.
Vicuña Mackenna, Benjamin, Vida del General D. Juan Mackenna (Santiago: G.E. Miranda, 1902). First ed. 1856.
Vicuña Mackenna, Benjamin, Vida de O'Higgins. La corona del héroe (Santiago: Universidad de Chile, 1936). First ed. 1882.
Wright, Alberto Eduardo, Destellos de Gloria: Biografía sintética de un prócer de la independencia, incorporando las 'Reminiscencias' del general de división don Tomás Carlos Wright (Buenos Aires, 1949). Biography of Thomas Charles Wright 1799-1868), officer in Simón Bolívar's army and founder of the Ecuadorian naval school.

Copyright © Edmundo Murray, 2005

Online published: 1 April 2003
Edited: 07 May 2009

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