Eamon Bulfin (1892–1968)

Eamon Bulfin (1892–1968)

Eamon Bulfin (1892–1968)
A former pupil at Patrick Pearse’s school St Enda’s, in Rathfarnham, Dublin. Bulfin was a member of the Irish Volunteers and the IRB. He was stationed in the GPO for the Rising and is reported to have raised one of the Irish Volunteers’ flags on the building. After being interned at Frongoch, Wales, Bulfin’s death sentence was commuted because he was born in Argentina. Deported to Buenos Aires, he was jailed there for deserting military service there. Released in 1919, he co-ordinated fundraising and arms shipments from there until he returned to Ireland in 1922 becoming active in local politics.