(1834-1917) and Margarita, née Gaynor, ca. 1900
(1834-1917), landowner and sheep-farmer, was born on 24 August
1834 at Long Linn, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath, the son of
(b. 1808) and Anne Byrne.
1851 Edward Cavanagh emigrated to Argentina sailing in
the William Peile. In Buenos Aires he worked with
Edward Wallace in estancia El Rincón (San Antonio
de Areco). Cavanagh acquired Pilar del Tala in Arrecifes
(1872), and later six leagues of land in Venado Tuerto.
In 1858 Edward Cavanagh married Margarita (b. 1842),
daughter of James Gaynor and Louise [Alice] Wallace.
When Margarita died, Cavanagh distributed 36,000 hectares
among his children. The town Cavanagh in Córdoba (Marcos
Juárez department) was named after him by his son Tomás, owner of
estancia San Eduardo
Eduardo A., Los Irlandeses en la Argentina:
Su Actuación y Descendencia (Buenos
Aires, 1987) p. 502.
Raúl, Raíces Celtas: Los Cavanagh (Venado Tuerto,