During the 1830s, there was a continued rise in emigration to Argentina, coming from three countries: Ireland, Irish coming down from the United States, and they are coming in from Brazil. Some of them had gone to Brazil, but they were not receiving a great welcome, crossed into Argentina. Argentina gave them a great welcome as it did to all Irish and other emigrants. Some, such as Brown and Mooney, became involved in the meat trade, but it was the sheep trade that attracted most of them. Irish and Basque emigrants became the mainstay of the sheep trade, and helped develop a wool based economy. Indeed, a Peter Sheridan from Cavan, who emigrated in 1820s, became one of the largest sheep farmer in Argentina. It was instrumental in introducing the Merino sheep, which today are to be seen all over Argentina.The first stage of emigration can be dated from the late 1820s to early 1840s. The famine of the mid-1840s saw another stage of development. Names which occur in the first stage include Duggans, Murrays, Hams, Gahans, Kennys, Dillons, Mooneys, and Brownes. People staged prospered enormously and achieved greater success than later emigrants. The emigrants of that early period would have been influenced by Daniel O’connell, and were less nationalistic than emigrants of the post-famine era. By the time of the famine, many of the early emigrants had become part of the Argentine establishment. During the 1840s, Ireland boosted emigration to Argentina from westmeath and Wexford. It continued into the 1850s. In 1855, saw the appointment of pastor. Antonio Fahy as chaplain. He was a native of Galway, who spent two years in Ohio in the United States. He had seen the problems among Irish emigrants in cities, so when he arrived in Argentina, he urged Irish emigrants to avoid the cities and head for the vast countryside. He has been described as the adviser, banker, match market, and administrator of a welfare system for the newly arriving the emigrants.