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Rodolfo Walsh: Defender of a Free Press

Posted on May 17, 2014 at 9:00am 6 Comments

An Irishman You Probably Never Heard About But Should Have

The banner said in Spanish: Kidnapped – March 25, 1977– Walsh,…


The Healys: One Extraordinary Family

Posted on March 10, 2014 at 12:00am 0 Comments

How many families have you met in which there were nine children, of…


Anthony Dominic Fahy, Irish Chaplain of Argentina

Posted on February 17, 2014 at 11:00pm 0 Comments

As you enter the main gate of the Recoleta Cemetery in Buenos Aires, continue walking straight in and on the right side perhaps within 100 yards, you will find a monument, the burial place of Almirante Guillermo (Admiral William) Brown, the Irishman who is considered to be the…


Letters: Lifelines to the Old Country

Posted on January 21, 2014 at 7:30am 1 Comment


We live in the age of the instantaneous. Emails, instant messaging, phone calls and video Skyping put us in almost immediate contact with our loved ones and our friends. Even if they live an ocean away, thanks to modern technology, the means of instant communication is…


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At 8:06pm on April 3, 2013, Gerry Regan said…
Failte, James. What's the Irish cultural scene like in Colombia?
At 9:26pm on April 3, 2013, Jim Goulding said…


I live in the city of Pereira in the coffee region. Not much Irish presence here - just one girl from Dublin married to a Colombian doctor that I know. I have heard that there are two Irish lads who run a hostal "The Pit Stop" in Medellin and I am sure there must be other Irish folks in Bogota, a city of about 8 million. Even though we don't have an Irish community here, every year my Colombian wife and I host a St. Patrick's Day event for our Colombian family and friends to promote the name and culture of Ireland.

At 8:57am on May 8, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

James, delighted you found your way to The Wild Geese. Are you Irish born? And how did you come to settle in Colombia?

At 9:40am on May 8, 2013, Ryan O'Rourke said…

Hello, James!

Great to see a Wild Goose in Colombia!  I see you're in a prime coffee growing area.  I do love a fine cup of Colombian coffee!

Anyway, very curious to hear your own "Irish story" here.  Wild Geese members love to hear about one another's backgrounds.  Looking forward to interacting with you on The Wild Geese in the future.

Welcome aboard, James!

~ Ryan

At 9:43pm on July 16, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

James, we do have another Irish citizen living in Colombia within The Wild Geese, new member Caroline Doherty De Novoa. You guys might connect on St. Patrick's Day, and post some photos here!

At 8:57am on July 18, 2013, Caroline Doherty de Novoa said…

Hi James - I don't know any other Irish in Bogotá (although I am sure there are lots of us, we get everywhere) - but here's two blogs from fellow Irish living in Cali that I thought I'd share:



At 10:52am on September 3, 2013, Gerry Regan said…

Jim, welcome to The Living History group on The Wild Geese. Do you portray anyone from Irish history or are you generally interested in this way of pursuing history?

At 2:40pm on November 15, 2013, Caroline Doherty de Novoa said…

Hi Jim - I'm going to be on overseas radio at 2pm (Colombia time) on Monday talking about Ireland and Colombia. As you also have a special interest in both I thought I'd let you know. The show is called Colombia Calling on www.overseasradio.com

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