Monthly Archives: June 2014

Col. Jim Fagan RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel James J. (Jim) Fagan, The Manse, Ballymore, Westmeath, on Tuesday, 24 June 2014. Predeceased by his daughter Marie. Dearly loved husband of Teresa (nee Connolly), and much loved father of Camilla, David, Gabrielle (Humphreys), Patricia (O 'Donnell) and Norah. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife and children, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, nieces and nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. 

Reposing at Rooney's Funeral Home, Ballymore, on Thursday, from 5.30pm to 7.15pm followed by Removal to the Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Ballymore, arriving at 7.30pm. Requiem Mass on Friday at 11am. Burial afterwards in adjoining cemetery. House private please.

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Defence Forces’ Race Day at the Curragh Racecourse – 20 July 2014

The Curragh Racecourse will give their race day on Sunday 20th July a strong military theme to promote the close association between the Defence Forces and the racecourse. Defence Forces' Race Day will feature seven races including the Defence Forces' Cup, with the Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Conor O'Boyle, presenting the Cup to the winning owner.

The race day will help raise funds for the Defence Forces' Benevolent Fund and Organisation of Ex Servicemen and Women.

Lieutenant General Conor O'Boyle commented: “For generations, the Curragh has been synonymous with both the military and equine communities. I am delighted that the Curragh Racecourse is celebrating this time honoured connection by hosting a race meeting in aid of the Defence Forces' Benevolent Fund and the Organisation of National Ex Servicemen and women”.

There will be great spectacle and pageantry throughout the afternoon with displays of current and vintage equipment along with memorabilia. Music will be provided by St. Conleth's Branch ONE Pipe Band, while the Leinster Football Final will be shown on screens throughout the racecourse.

A special admission price of €10 per person is available for Defence Forces' personnel both past and present  and entertainment will be provided on the night in Ceannt NCOs' Mess.

For tickets or enquiries contact Philip Coy at 087-3741421 or Paul Cooley at 01-4850666 / 086 1734695.

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Comdt. Tom Byrne RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Tom Byrne of Sandyford, Dublin, on Saturday, 31 May 2014. Beloved husband of Margaret, sadly missed by his loving family, Nigel, Olga, Dawn, Miryam, Tony, Ronan and Sinéad, brothers, sisters, in-laws, relatives and friends.

Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11.30 am in St. Mary's Church, Sandyford. Burial afterwards in Glencullen cemetery. Family flowers only. Donations in lieu to Irish Motor Neurone Association or Blackrock Hospice. Enquiries to Peter Massey at 01 2932828.


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