Che Guevara – a Cork Boyo

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Rare interview with the great man, Che Guevara, when he arrived in Ireland in 1964. He was killed in 1967 making this interview all the more poignant. Not many people realise that he was the son of an Irishman named Ernesto Guevara Lynch.

Note: The first 20 seconds or so are silent.

Video: Che Guevara interview Ireland 1964

"the first thing to note is that in my son's veins flowed the blood of Irish rebels"-----Ernesto Guevara Lynch The Second thing to note on my behalf is that the lady speaking to CHE is an Air Hostess pulled from the plane he was on at the last minute,not a translator,and more so ,Che understood what she was saying in English anyway! One of Che Guevara's forebears, Patrick Lynch, was born in Galway, Ireland, in 1715. He left for Bilbao, Spain, and traveled from there to Argentina. Francisco Lynch (Guevara's great-grandfather) was born in 1817, and Ana Lynch (his grandmother) in 1868. Her son, Ernesto Guevara Lynch (Guevara's father) was born in 1900. Guevara Lynch married Celia de la Serna y Llosa in 1927 (one of her non-lineal ancestors was José de la Serna e Hinojosa, Spanish viceroy of Peru)

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