Talks

MIGRANTS OR MERCENARIES?: THE IRISH SOLDIERS WHO FOUGHT FOR SOUTH AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE

with Tim Fanning

Marino Library

16/10/2019 at 6:30pm

In the early nineteenth century, hundreds of Irish soldiers fought for the independence of the present-day republics of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. On the bicentenary of the declaration of the Republic of Colombia, Tim Fanning reveals what drove thousands of volunteers to leave Ireland to fight in a war on the other side of the world.

Booking required.