Eamon Bradley. Tara Boys Band. 9/9/1964.
15 year old Eamonn Bradley was part of the “Ireland on Parade” tour of America in 1964.
He was chosen to help open and close each performance by raising and lowering the Irish and American flags – fittingly so as because the claim is advanced on his behalf he was the first of the new Irish republicans. This claim is based on the fact that Eamonn was born almost before the roar of the guns which announced the Republic of Ireland on April 17th 1949, from O’Connell Bridge had ceased reverberating. Within three minutes of the official inauguration of the republic he was brought into the world- the first citizen under the new order as far as is known.
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