All Blog Posts Tagged 'Latin America' (18)

Two Elizas: The Irish Courtesans Who Set the World Alight

Lola Montez

Lola Montez

Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl… so far, so true (and with thanks to Barry Manilow), but this particular Lola  also happened to be one of Europe’s most beautiful and talked-about women, who married several times and who…

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Added by David Lawlor on August 9, 2015 at 5:00am — 8 Comments

On the Anniversary of García Márquez's Death, a New Book Asks, 'Was Gabo an Irishman?'

My husband is convinced that there is a website called “wiki-paddy-a,” which I use to prove that my beloved homeland, Ireland, has given the world many great things. Like Halloween, for example,…

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Added by Caroline Doherty de Novoa on April 12, 2015 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

St. Patrick's Day in Chile

IRISH SHOW THEIR TRUE COLOURS THIS ST. PATRICK’S DAY

The official society of the Irish in Chile, “The Wild Geese”, will be celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day by…

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Added by The Wild Geese on March 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

The Irish in Colonial Era New Orleans

By Dr. Laura Kelley

Usually, when we speak about the Irish Diaspora in the USA, New Orleans is not among the…

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Added by The Wild Geese on February 16, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments


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The Story of St. Valentine's Day: Celebrating Love Worldwide

How is Valentine’s Day celebrated around…

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Added by Totally Irish Gifts on February 10, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments


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Westmeath Emigrants to Argentina

A game of hurling in Mercedes, Argentina (1917)…

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Added by Helen Kelly Genealogy on October 21, 2014 at 4:30am — 3 Comments

Cuimhin Linn - Nos Acordamos - Vivan Los San Patricios!

Each year, on September 12, Mexico pays tribute to the San Patricios at San Jacinto Plaza.in Mexico City. A Memorial Plaque was installed back in 1959 on the wall facing the plaza. The plaque was designed by Lorenzo…

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Added by Bit Devine on September 8, 2014 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

The Irishman Who Was a Major Player in Chilean Independence

Bernardo O'Higgins (1778–1842) was born in Chile -- not Ireland.  However, his father,…

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Added by John Edward Murphy on July 31, 2014 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown

So who the **** was Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown?

Guillermo (William or Liam) Brown (1777 - 1857) was an Irishman acknowledged as the “father of the Argentine Navy.” That’s right, an Irishman founded…

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Added by John Edward Murphy on July 26, 2014 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

A 'Wild Goose' in the Mayan Kingdom

Our educated guess is that Dr. Theodore Thaddeus Dominic O’Kelly came to Guatemala around 1696. He might be a surgeon from the ranks of the Jacobite Army that fought in Aughrim. According to his account, he was…

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Added by juan pablo torrebiarte on June 13, 2014 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

Ireland and Colombia: So Different, Yet So Much the Same

When I woke to my first St. Patrick’s Day in Colombia, I grabbed my laptop before I’d even got out of bed and Skyped home. Through the magic of the Internet, I was suddenly transported to my parents’ dining room…

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Added by Caroline Doherty de Novoa on June 9, 2014 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Rodolfo Walsh: Defender of a Free Press

An Irishman You Probably Never Heard About But Should Have

The…

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Added by Jim Goulding on May 17, 2014 at 9:00am — 6 Comments


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'Mrs. McGrath' and the Battle of Fuentes de Oñoros

"Mrs. McGrath" is a song telling the story of a woman whose son enters the British…

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Added by Nollaig 2016 on May 3, 2014 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Craic Is in Cuba: A Live Community Chat With John McAuliff of Cuba/US People to People Partnership

The  following is a transcript from the LIVE Community Chat held here at TheWildGeese.com on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 with John McAuliff of the Cuba/U.S. People to People Partnership.  Some editing has been applied for clarity.  John has…

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Added by The Wild Geese on April 2, 2014 at 1:30am — No Comments

The Death of John Riley Revisited

By Michael Hogan, Ph.D.

Historian from Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

John Riley, the twenty-eight year-old Irishman who is credited with organizing the San Patricio…

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Added by michael hogan on March 10, 2014 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

The Irish Soldiers of Mexico

The True History of the San Patricios

One of the least-known stories of the Irish who came to America in the 1840s is that of the Irish battalion that fought on the Mexican side in the…

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Added by michael hogan on February 27, 2014 at 7:30am — 13 Comments

Viva Irlanda! Transcript from Live Chat with Jim Goulding About the Irish Influence in Latin America

The following is a transcript taken from the LIVE members' chat hosted here at TheWildGeese.com on Monday, November 11, 2013 with fellow Wild Geese member,…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 14, 2013 at 9:54am — 1 Comment

Coming This Monday: LIVE Community Chat with Jim Goulding

This Monday, The Wild Geese community will have the opportunity to engage in a real-time discussion with fellow member, Jim Goulding, regarding the Irish influence in Latin…

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Added by The Wild Geese on November 7, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

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