(1871-1959), historian, was born in Kilbeggan, Co. Westmeath,
probably the son of
Patrick Murray and Anne Molloy.
In 1897 Thomas Murray emigrated with his family to the
United States and in the first years of the twentieth
century he went to Argentina. Murray left Buenos Aires in
1913 with the objective to publish in New York the history
of the Irish in Argentina as well as some of his poems. In
New York, Thomas Murray published The Story of the
Irish in Argentina (New York: P. J. Kenedy & Sons,
1919), and returned in 1924 to Argentina to promote his
work. The book was received unsympathetically by the
Irish-Argentine media and community. "Although there are
some assertions when the author advances his own personal
opinions, with which we are not in agreement, we find this
book intensely interesting" (The Southern Cross).
His work remains the only published history (in English)
about the Irish emigration to Argentina.
Kilbeggan Roman Catholic parish church, Ellis Island Database, CEMLA Database
- The Southern Cross, 20 January 1920
- The Standard