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The Irish in Latin America and Iberia
A Bibliography

By Edmundo Murray

Paraguay, Uruguay

Baptista, Francisco, Elysa Lynch, mujer de mundo y de guerra (Buenos Aires: Emecé, 1987).

Barreiro Saguier, Rubén and Carlos Villagra Marsal (eds.), Poésie paraguayenne du XXe siècle: édition trilingue en espagnol, français et guarani (Geneva: Patiño, 2003). Includes poems of Juan O'Leary.

Barrett, William, Una Amazona (Asunción: Servilibro, 2003).

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.

Brodsky, Alyn, Madame Lynch and Friend: the True Account of an Irish Adventuress and the Dictator of Paraguay who Destroyed that American Nation (New York: Harper & Row, 1975).

Caillabet, Carlos, O'Neill Cuestas, Fernando [Zapicán] (1924-2005), revolutionary and historian of anarchism in Uruguay in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:1 (January-February 2006). [document]

Caraman, Philip, The Lost Paradise: an account of the Jesuits in Paraguay, 1607-1768 (London: Sidgwick & Jackson, 1975).

Cawthorne, Nigel, The Empress of South America (London: Heinemann, 2003). Just another fictionalised biography of Eliza Lynch with difficult chronology and unsupported claims. This book contains racist remarks towards Paraguayans and Latin Americans in general, and attributes the failure of Francisco Solano López and his lover to the fact that they were Latin American and Irish respectively.

Deane Reddy, Teresa. 'La Maga y los McGill en Paraguay' in The Southern Cross 131: 5919 (December 2006), p. 9. Interview with María Magdalena [Maga] Gill and Juan Andrés Gill, who descend from John Thomas [El inglés] McGill. John T. McGill emigrated with his brothers James, who settled in Montreal, and other brother who went to Uruguay. The Paraguayan branch changed their family name from McGill to Gill when dictator Dr. Francia decreed that prefixes in foreign names should not be used anymore. Juan Bautista Gill was appointed president of the country in 1874.
Díaz, Virginia. 'De extra, pero en Irlanda' in: El País Digital (Montevideo), 4 December 2006. Available online (http://www.elpais.com.uy/ProDig/Uruguayos/esp_urugud_247785.asp), accessed 6 December 2006. '"¿Otro uruguayo más en Dublín? ¿A qué vienen tanto?", le preguntó a Mario Durán la funcionaria de migraciones sorprendida al ver el pasaporte del joven.' A rare article about present-day Uruguayan immigrants in Dublin and other Irish cities. [website]

Enright, Anne, The Pleasure of Eliza Lynch (London: Jonathan Cape, 2002). Another historical fiction, this time with emphasis on Mme. Lynch's feminine sensuality and other characteristics.

FitzGerald Ryan, Hugh, 'The Development of Rugby in the River Plate Region: Irish Influences' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America 6:1 (March 2008), pp. 29-37 [document]

Furlong, Guillermo S.J., Misiones y sus pueblos de Guaranies, 1610-1813 (Buenos Aires, 1962).

Furlong, Guillermo S.J., Tomas Fields, S.J., y su 'Carta al preposito general, 1601' (Buenos Aires, 1971).

Graham-Yooll, Andrew, Imperial Skirmishes: War and Gunboat Diplomacy in Latin America (New York: Interlink, 2002). Includes the Guerra Guazú, or War of the Triple Alliance of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay against Solano López's Paraguay (1865-1870).

Gwynn, Aubrey S.J., Father Thomas Field, S.J. (Dublin: Irish Messenger, 1924).

Gwynn, Aubrey S.J., The First Irish Priests in the New World in 'Studies' (Dublin) 21:82 (June 1932), pp. 213-228.

Hutchinson, Thomas Joseph, The Parana; with incidents of the Paraguayan War, and South American recollections, from 1861 to 1868 (London: Edward Stanford, 1868).

ICF, Biografía del Padre Pedro Richards C.P. (Instituto de Ciencias Familiares - Uruguay). Available online (http://www.familia.org.uy/pages/padre_pedro_biografia.htm), accessed 6 December 2006. [website]

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

Montalbán, Cristina. Don Pedro Campbell, Comandante General de la Marina Artiguista. En el 175° de su fallecimiento (Montevideo: Centro de Estudios Históricos Navales y Marítimos, Asociación de Reservistas Navales, 2008).

Mulhall, Marion MacMurrough, Between the Amazon and the Andes; or, Ten years of a Lady's Travels in the Pampas, Gran Chaco, Paraguay and Matto Grosso (London: Edward Stanford, 1881).

Mulhall, Marion MacMurrough, Explorers in the New World before and after Columbus and the story of the Jesuit missions of Paraguay (London: Longmans Green, 1909).

Mulhall, Michael George and Edward Thomas Mulhall, Handbook of the River Plate; comprising Buenos Ayres, the Upper Provinces, Banda Oriental, and Paraguay (Buenos Aires: Standard Printing Office, Seven editions 1863-1892). Editions 2th. to 6th. include the description of Paraguayan geography and economy.

Murray, Edmundo, Beauty and the Beast: A Beautiful Irish Courtesan and a Beastly Latin American Dictator in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:1 (January-February 2006). [document]
Murray, Edmundo, Campbell, Peter (1780-c1832), naval officer and founder of the Uruguayan navy in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:1 (January-February 2006). [document]
Murray, Edmundo, Eliza Lynch (1835-1886): A Bibliography in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:1 (January-February 2006). [document]
Murray, Edmundo, Gore, Robert (1810-1854), naval officer and diplomatist in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:1 (January-February 2006). [document]
Murray, Edmundo, Lynch, Eliza (1835-1886), courtesan and unofficial first Lady of Paraguay in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:1 (January-February 2006). [document]
Murray, Edmundo, O'Leary, Juan Emiliano (1879-1969), poet and historian in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:1 (January-February 2006). [document]
Murray, Edmundo, The Irish in Uruguay and Paraguay in 'Irish Migration Studies in Latin America' 4:1 (January-February 2006). [document]
O'Brien Tajes, Rosita, Conrad C. O'Neill and Ronald O'Neill. 'Los O'Brien y los O'Neill en el Uruguay' in Revista del Instituto de Estudios Genealógicos del Uruguay (Montevideo), N° 24, May 2001, pp. 151-183. 

O'Leary, Juan E., El Mariscal Solano López (Asunción, 1920).

O'Neill Malcolm, Conrad, 'Fabián O'Neill, football player' in Irish Migration Studies in Latin America 6:1 (March 2008), pp. 83 [document]

Pyne, Peter, The Invasions of Buenos Aires, 1806-1807: The Irish Dimension (University of Liverpool Institute of Latin American Studies, Research Paper N° 20, 1996). Includes a chapter on Peter Campbell, founder of Uruguay's first naval force.

Rees, Siân, The Shadows of Elisa Lynch: How a Nineteenth-Century Irish Courtesan Became the Most Powerful Woman in Paraguay (London: Hodder Headline, 2003).

Robertson, J.P. and W.P., Letters on South America, Comprising Travels on the Banks of the Paraná and Río de la Plata, (London: Murray, 1843). Including an account of Peter Campbell in Uruguay and Entre Ríos.

Ryan, Hugh Fitzgerald, In the Shadow of the Ombú Tree (Dublin: Chaos Press, 2005). A fictional novel in which the author 'tells the story of his great grandmother and the South American town that bears her name. A story of young love in a new country, far from the families they never said goodbye to, striving to build a future for their children in a land torn apart by civil war, and haunted by memories of the native Charrúa tribe' (from the publisher's announcement). Reviews at the publisher's [website]. Review by Edmundo Murray in Estudios Irlandeses 1 (2006), available online (http://www.estudiosirlandeses.org/Issue1/LiteraryReviews.htm), accessed 3 May 2006. [website]

Téllez Alarcia, Diego. La Manzana de la Discordia: la historia de la Colonia del Sacramento desde la fundación portuguesa hasta la conquista por los españoles (Barcelona: Ediciones Rubeo, 2008).
Vale, Brian, A War Betwixt Englishmen: Brazil Against Argentina On The River Plate, 1825-1830 (London: Tauris, 1999). There is a translation into Spanish by Instituto de Publicaciones Navales (Buenos Aires, 2005). The book chronicles the fight over control of the River Plate between the two countries, in a war that was the origin of Uruguay as an independent country. The author, who served as British Council representative in Latin America, conducted extensive research in British, Argentine and Brazilian archives. New perspectives on the Argentine navy's commander, William Brown, who according to the author achieved vast fame in this war but his exploits were counterbalanced by his weaknesses, especially his tendency to run unnecessary risks and his habit of constantly finding flaws in his staff. Many other Irish, British and Scottish fought in both sides of the war. A passage mentions Col. Cotter's recruitment efforts in Cork to fight for Brazil.
Velilla, Benjamín, Parentesco de Bernardo O'Higgins con los Yegro del Paraguay in 'Anuario del Instituto Paraguayo de Investigaciones Históricas' Vols. 6, 7 (1962). The online version includes an interview with Ms. Candida O'Higgins in Última Hora newspaper (Asunción), 6 February 1985, website (http://usuarios.lycos.es/fulgencioyegros/parentesco.html), cited 6 February 2007.

Williams, John Hoyt, The Rise and Fall of the Paraguayan Republic, 1800-1870 (Austin, Texas: Institute of Latin American Studies, 1979). One of the best historical accounts of the Guerra Guazú, with the roles of British and Irish administrators employed by Solano López, his lover Mme. Lynch, and the US representative, the Irish-American Gral. M.T. McMahon. A final chapter includes the historiographical change of Solano López and Eliza Lynch developed by historian-poet Juan O'Leary in the early twentieth century.

Wolf, Lustig, Chácore purahéi – Canciones de guerra: Literatura popular en guaraní e identidad nacional en el Paraguay (Mainz, 2005). Role of Juan O'Leary in Guaraní literary revival.

Young, Henry Lyon, Eliza Lynch: Regent of Paraguay (London: Anthony Blond, 1966).


Copyright © Edmundo Murray, 2005

Online published: 1 April 2003
Edited: 07 May 2009

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