Bere Island Projects Group
Like many communities, emigration has been a part of life for the community of Bere Island. However, what is unusual about emigration from Bere Island, is that as well as the traditional destinations of England and the USA, a significant number of islanders emigrated to Argentina. Our online discussion will include members of the Bere Island Diaspora in Argentina, who will recount their family stories, and how they've discovered their island links, and celebrated their Irish ancestry. We will also recount the story of Patricio Murphy (pictured here with Eamon de Valera ) whose father emigrated from Bere Island to Argentina. Patricio became a journalist and moved to London to work with the BBC, and took part in aviation history when he was one of the crew of an Argentine round the world flight attempt in 1924.
- Wednesday 18th August 8.00pm
- This online event via Zoom will feature members of the Bere Island Argentine community who will recount their family links to the island, and their involvement in Irish community in Buenos Aires and Cordoba.