We are really looking forward to welcoming the Eamon Bulfin Legacy Pipe Band who will join us for our parade in Newcastle on Easter Monday @ 11:30am.
The Eamon Bulfin Legacy Pipe band are travelling from Argentina to be part of the Liam Lynch Commemoration pipe band parade in Fermoy on Easter Sunday and will also travel to Newcastle on Easter Monday to join our parade through Newcastle Village.
Eamon Bulfin was an Argentine-born Irish republican. Bulfin was a member of the Irish Volunteers and the IRB and was heavily involved in the Easter Rising. He was stationed in the GPO and took up his position on the roof of the GPO, and raised the “Irish Republic” Flag that flew over the GPO during the rising.
After being interned at Frongoch prison, Bulfin escaped the death sentence because he was born in Argentina and was deported to Buenos Aires.
Éamon de Valera made Bulfin Irish Representative to Argentina. De Valera described Bulfin’s job as to “inaugurate direct trade between Ireland and the Argentine Republic, to co-ordinate Irish opinion in the Argentine, and to bring it into the Irish demand for a republic.” While carrying out these duties, Bulfin maintained a close line of communication with Irish Republicans. Released in 1919, he co-ordinated fundraising and arms shipments from there until he returned to Ireland in 1922 becoming active in local politics in County Offaly, the county of his family’s origin.
We are really looking forward to welcoming our guests from Argentina and we are sure they will receive a Céad míle fáilte go dtí an Caisleán Nua.
With thanks to Tomás MacCormaic and our friends in the Liam Lynch Fermoy Commemoration for arranging this visit.