Jim Goulding's Blog (8)

Rodolfo Walsh: Defender of a Free Press

An Irishman You Probably Never Heard About But Should Have

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


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

The Healys: One Extraordinary Family

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


Added by Jim Goulding on March 10, 2014 at 12:00am — 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 William) Brown, the Irishman who is considered to be the…


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

Letters: Lifelines to the Old Country


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…


Added by Jim Goulding on January 21, 2014 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Daniel Florence O'Leary

There is a statue commemorating his bravery in Fitzgerald Park in Cork City where he was born, but many Cork residents today have no idea who he was. Yet history students in Venezuela know him as one of the most trusted aides of Simon Bolivar, the liberator of what is today…


Added by Jim Goulding on January 6, 2014 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Remembering JFK's Funeral Fifty-Four Years On

John Fitzgerald Kennedy, 35th President of the United States

It was early Friday afternoon, November 22, 1963. I was a student at the Catholic University of America in northeast…


Added by Jim Goulding on November 20, 2013 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

Eliza Lynch: The Paramour of Paraguay

In the modern-day city of Asuncion, Paraguay, two main avenues, Avenida Madame Eliza A. Lynch and Avenida Mariscal Lopez intersect each other in…


Added by Jim Goulding on October 1, 2013 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Man from Kerry

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of perhaps the second most famous speech in American history on August 28, 1963   (Lincoln’s Gettysburg address is certainly the first), the man who gave the “I Have a Dream” speech,…


Added by Jim Goulding on August 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — 7 Comments

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