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).