Monthly Archives: August 2014

Comdt. Paddy Keogh RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Paddy Keogh, Irishtown, Mullingar, Co Westmeath – on August 23, 2014 (peacefully) at home in the company of his devoted wife and family. Loving husband of Siobhan and dear father of Gareth and Gavin and brother of the late John. Sadly missed by his wife and family, his sister Helen, brother Gerard, daughter-in-law Yvette, sisters-in-law Fionnuala and Sheelagh, brothers-in-law James, Paddy and Matty, nieces, nephews and a wide circle of family and friends.

Reposing at his home on Monday from 3 pm to 7 pm and thereafter house private. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at 10 am in the Cathedral of Christ the King followed by burial in Walshestown Cemetery.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to North Westmeath Hospice, Mary Street, Mullingar.


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Final Ceremonial Military Guard at the National Memorial – 2014

This coming Saturday, 23rd August, will see the final Ceremonial Military Guard for this year parade at the site of the National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State. The Memorial is located in Merrion Square, Dublin 2.

3 Infantry Battalion and 1 Armoured Cavalry Squadron will provide the guards for this very moving and dignified ceremony. It will begin at midday and will last for approximately one hour. This is the last opportunity, in this very historic year, your family and friends will have of being part of this most impressive occasion. So, bring them along!

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Were you stationed in Collins Barracks, Dublin?

The National Museum of Ireland has invited members of the Defence Forces, who served in Collins Barracks, Dublin, to share their experiences of what life was like there and to help contribute to the growing oral history archive of the barracks.

On Thursday 28th August, during Heritage Week, join Museum Educator Edith Andrees and share your experiences of life in Collins Barracks and, through recorded interviews, help the Museum uncover history that often goes unwritten.

Booking is essential – contact or telephone 01 6486453 (10am-5pm Monday – Friday).

If you can’t make it on the 28th August, but would still like to share your memories and stories, contact them at or telephone 01 6486453 (10am 5pm Monday – Friday).

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