All Blog Posts Tagged 'South America' (8)

The Irishman, The Inca and The Jaguar

The Inca civilization arose from the highlands of Peru sometime in the early 13th century. Unfortunately, their last stronghold was conquered by the Spanish in 1572. From 1438 to 1533, they used a variety of methods that included conquest and peaceful…

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Added by John Anthony Brennan on August 16, 2015 at 9:30pm — 10 Comments

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

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


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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

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

Anthony Dominic Fahy, Irish Chaplain of Argentina

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…

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Added by Jim Goulding on February 17, 2014 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Playing the Wild Rover: Some Irish Pubs Around the Globe

France has its Eiffel Tower, the U.S. its Statue of Liberty, but arguably the most iconic attraction in Ireland is that cathedral of conviviality, the Irish pub. The unique thing that this Irish institution has is that, unlike the others, it’s exportable, if you don’t count plaster-of- Paris imitations…

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Added by Michael Quane on November 20, 2013 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

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