Emigrant words from Argentina tell age old tales of loneliness and homesickness
Dublin exhibition celebrates the Argentine-Irish Diaspora in photos and stories
He told the website, “Many of these first settlers came from the counties of Meath, Louth and Wexford. These men still speak English in the accents of their grandfathers.
“A man called John Juan Clancy was possibly the most significant member of the Diaspora I spoke to and told stories of such clarity and importance that without their meeting this photographic narrative would be a very different story.”
The report says that the legacy of the Diaspora is still visible today in establishments such as the Southern Cross newspaper (La Cruz del Sur) which was established in 1875 with Monsignor Patricio José Dillon from Galway as its first editor.
It is now the oldest Irish Diaspora newspaper in the world.
Gunning’s work also features the Argentine Hurling Club, formed in 1900 in Buenos Aires and still active as a social and sporting club.
Another social club, the Fahy Club, is named after Fr Anthony Fahy who worked with the Irish community in Buenos Aires from 1844.
The exhibition runs at the National Photographic Archive in Meeting House Square, Temple Bar, Dublin until Sunday, 22 July.
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