William Brown

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Foxford, County Mayo: Members of the Argentine navy walk in the footsteps of Admiral William Brown who was born in the town in 1777. Photograph: Oliver Murphy

National schoolchildren from Foxford, Co Mayo, will visit an Argentine naval ship as part of celebrations to remember the founder of the country’s nav(...)

Argentinian-born Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevara is a descendent of Patrick Lynch, who arrived in Argentina from Ireland in the mid-1700s. Photograph: Grey Villet/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Sitting in her high-ceilinged living room in Buenos Aires, Ginger Kearney, third generation Irish-Argentine, leaned toward me and whispered, “They di(...)

Some biographers claim William Lamport (1611-1657), from Co Wexford inspired the character of Zorro. Photograph: Getty Images

The Irish in Latin America, an international touring exhibition on view this week at NUI Galway, contains some surprising facts about the impact (...)

William Guillermo Brown, the son of a Foxford peasant, founded the Argentine navy and played a key role in the successful battle for independence from Spain at the start of the 19th century

Some half a million Argentines claim Irish decent. Most Irish immigrants arrived in Argentina after 1830 and largely came from just two places: the ar(...)

JUST another rugby team? Not exactly. For one thing, look at where they’re posing for their team photo: in a dark and dingy corner of Lansdowne Road, (...)

Bea O’Hara and Rafaela Calabrese at Guiry’s Bar, Main Street, Foxford

One south Mayo town is bedecked in blue and white this weekend as it prepares to take on the world and win.When Argentina turns out against Germany in(...)

Anne of Green Gables By LM MontgomeryThis story of a red-haired orphan taken in by two elderly siblings in Canada’s Prince Edward Island has delighted(...)

Understanding the change in Ian Paisley has thrown even the most astute commentators off course. How did the demagogue whose constant rant was: “Never(...)