Thursday, December 30, 2004


The Long Cuban Fellow?

I note today that a film-maker from Havana,Ishmael Ortega,is seeking to find out whether former Irish Taoiseach and President,Eamon de Valera,was half-Cuban.
Ortega believes de Valera's father Juan was a penniless sculptor and music teacher who emigrated to Manhattan from Cuba in contrast to the claims his father was a Spanish merchant.
Ortega is researching a film on the subject and it may be commissioned by RTE.

It is an interesting bit of news but the fact remains good old Dev will always be Irish through and through!


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