The Midlands

Southern Westmeath.

Mine host was most sociable and cheery, especially when he learned that I was from the Argentine Republic. Some near relatives of his are on the Pampas, and many an old schoolmate as well, for in the days when emigration flowed strongly from Longford and Westmeath to Buenos Aires, scores left Tang and the neighbouring parishes on both sides of the Inny. I could give him some account of most of them, and it delighted him. He had no difficulty whatever in accepting my statement that I was from the city by El Rio de la Plata (Bulfin 1907: 319).


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