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Thurs 22nd Jan 2015 @8pm - Gus O’Hara

William Brown was born in Foxford, Co Mayo in 1777 and he died in his adopted home of Buenos Aires, Argentina at 80 years of age. He was accorded a State Funeral and today there are1,112 streets, 415 schools, 320 parks, 6 towns and not one, but four football stadiums named in honour of this Mayo man. This talk will tell the remarkable story of the man who rose from humble origins in Mayo to became the founder and commander of the Argentinean Navy, and one of the chief architects of the country’s successful struggle for independence.