• May 15, 2020

ARGENTINE AMBASSADOR TO IRELAND TO BE BURIED IN MAYO“The Argentinian Ambassador to Ireland will be buried in Co Mayo later today.

“Laura Bernal died suddenly in Dublin last month.

“She is being buried in Foxford, in accordance with the wishes of her family, in recognition of the link between the town and Argentina.

“Ms Bernal was appointed as her country’s Ambassador to Ireland in early 2016.

“In the years that followed, she made several visits to Foxford, the birthplace of the founder of the Argentinian Navy, Admiral William Brown.

“Last November, Ms Bernal led a 200 strong delegation from the ARA Libertad naval vessel to the town, to celebrate the connection between Argentina and Mayo.

”Full report here at RTE News:


Image: Argentine Navy personnel parade through Foxford 2019 – Inset Ambassador Bernal

Related items:Wiki entry on Almirate Brown (Admiral William Brown) who fought for Argentine independence and is known as ‘the father of the Argentine Navy’:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Brown_(admiral)Famous song by ‘The Wolfe Tones’:


Link to a photograph of the Argentine MEKO class frigate Almirante Brown. Nine ships of the Argentine Navy have been named after him:


Bernard Moffatt

Assistant General Secretary Celtic League (15th May 2020)

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