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The Story of the Irish in Argentina (Paperback) Loot Price: R548
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The Story of the Irish in Argentina (Paperback): Thomas Murray

The Story of the Irish in Argentina (Paperback)

Thomas Murray

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1919. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XX Father Fahey Dies--Fever Funds--Anti-clericalism--The Irish Hospital BY" far the heaviest sorrow, and undoubtedly the most serious misfortune, that had fallen on our people in the River Plate since their first coming to this new land of destiny overtook them in '71, when Father Fahey died. So much has this great priest figured in the previous chapters that there is no need to enter into anything like a biographical sketch of him here. His works remain, and his memory is fondly cherished by the people, and their children, whom he so well served. And many of his countrymen who came to this country long after he had passed to his reward respect and revere his memory and tell of the great obligations our people are under to him with affection and pride as pure and enthusiastic as do those who were his personal and favored friends. The memory of Father Fahey is not failing or falling into decay. He may not be one of the canonized saints of our race, but to those of Gael blood in Argentina he will always hold a place not very far below that of Saint Patrick and Saint Brigid. And but for the disunions and jealousies that at such frequent intervals, and for so little cause, turn our community into warring factions or disgusted spectators of the miserable squabble, some public recognition by the Municipality, in the naming of some street after him, would ere now be effected. Father Fahey was twice honored by the highest authority in the land for his public service, and if we sought in proper form to have his memory preserved, somewhat after the manner above indicated, the City Government would not be less generous than Rosas and Mitre. Father Fahey was a tall man, stately of build, with a countenance, plain, but somewhat severe. Those who still remain of the g...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Thomas Murray
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 10mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 182
ISBN-13: 978-1-4589-8230-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-4589-8230-0
Barcode: 9781458982308

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