Landlords, radicals and Irish emigrants in Argentina

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[In the 1880s an Irish immigrant doctor in Argentina named John Creaghe sought to a build a Land League movement in his adopted home. The Irish Land League appealed to him because of its impact in Ireland, but more significant for him was the potential to deploy the same ideas and tactics to challenge the power of large landowners in Argentina, some of whom were Irish themselves. “Let it be known,” Creaghe wrote, “that there are no worse landlords in the world than the ignorant Irishmen who in former years were able to buy land and are now millionaires.” ... ]
Original languageEnglish
No.28 April
Specialist publicationThe Irish Times
Publication statusPublished - 28 Apr 2022


  • The Irish Land War (1879-1882)
  • Irish history
  • Land League
  • Argentina
  • Ireland
  • John Creaghe


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