Book presentation: Ireland and Argentina in the 20th century

9th August 2022

In the framework of Ireland’s Strategy for the Latin America and Caribbean region, in July 2022 the Department of Foreign Affairs was pleased to present Professor Dermot Keogh’s book "Ireland and Argentina in the twentieth century". This event included the participation of the book’s author, Professor of History and Emeritus Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration Studies at University College Cork, Professor Dermot Keogh; Secretary General Joe Hackett; former Irish Ambassador to Argentina and President of the Asociación de Estudios del Sur (AEIS), Mr. Justin Harman; WB Yeats Chair of Irish Studies at the University of São Paulo, Professor Laura P.Z. Izarra, and the Ambassador of Ireland to the Argentine Republic, H.E. Jackie O'Halloran.

From Admiral William Brown, a Mayo man who became the father of the Argentine navy, to Eamon Bulfin, a young Argentine who raised the flag of the Irish Republic during the Easter Rising in 1916, the connections between Ireland and Argentina are deep, and enduring. Professor Keogh’s book explores the relations between Ireland and Argentina during the twentieth century, including the influence of the large Irish community in Argentina (which is the largest Irish diaspora outside of the English-speaking world), early diplomacy between the two nations and the shared history that binds us.