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Retirement – Col Mick Meehan

Col Mick Meehan's retirement lunch takes place in Ceannt Officers’ Mess, Defence Forces Training Centre, (1330 for 1400 hrs) on Thursday, 2nd June. Members of ARCO who wish to attend or send messages should contact the Mess Manager, Captain Marie Carrigy, at 045/445061 or e-mail marie.carrigy@defenceforces.ie

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Col. Harry Crowley RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Henry (Harry) Crowley, a former Vice President of the Association, of Little Connell, Newbridge, County Kildare and formerly of Killeigh, County Offaly. On 23 October 2017 (in his 96th year) peacefully, with his loving family by his side. Predeceased by his wife Carmel (Charmie), brother Lieutenant Colonel Seamus and sisters Ann and Mary (Fahey). Devoted and loving father to Henry, Paul and Ruth. Harry will be sadly missed by his sons and daughter, sister Kathleen (Foley), daughters-in-law Anne and Helen and son-in-law Declan, his adored grandchildren Shane, Harry, Leanna, Emer, Doireann, Oscar, Adam and Laura, his nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, neighbours, former colleagues and many friends.

May Harry Rest in Peace

Reposing at his residence on Wednesday from 2 pm with Removal at 6 pm to arrive at St. Conleth’s Parish Church, Newbridge at 6.30 pm. Funeral Mass on Thursday morning at 11 am. Burial afterwards in St. Conleth’s Cemetery, Newbridge. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to the Friends of St. Brigid’s Hospice, The Curragh.

 

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Col. Leo Dawson RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Leo Dawson of Newbridge, County Kildare and late of Kilrush, County Clare, on 11th November 2017, peacefully, at Naas Hospital. Beloved husband of Frances. Sadly missed by his loving wife, children Áine, Jim and Michael, brother Seamus (Jim), sisters Assumpta, Patricia, Enda, Sr. Clare C.P., grandchildren Maebh, Ciara, Jim, Leo, Ben and Amy, daughters-in-law Mary and Avril, son-in-law Finn, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

May he Rest in Peace

Leo was a member of 21 Cadet Class (1948–1950); he was commissioned in May 1950 and appointed to 1 Armoured Car Squadron. He was Director of Cavalry from 1983 to 1984 and retired as Deputy Adjutant General in 1988.  Leo served overseas with the Armoured Car Groups of 36 and 37 Infantry Battalions in the Congo, in Cyprus with 41 Infantry Battalion and 11 Infantry Group, and was Military Assistant to the Force Commander, UNIFIL, in 1984–1985.  Leo’s brother, Lieutenant Colonel Jim Dawson, served with the Artillery Corps and his two sons followed his footsteps into the Defence Forces; Lieutenant Colonel James Dawson (Retd) (52 Cadet Class) served in the Transport Corps and Colonel Michael Dawson (57 Cadet Class) is Commandant of the Military College.

Reposing at Anderson & Leahy’s Funeral Home, Newbridge on Monday from 1500 hours with Removal at 1800 hours to arrive at St Conleth’s Parish Church, Newbridge for 1830.  Funeral Mass on Tuesday morning at 1100 with burial afterwards in St Conleth’s Cemetery, Newbridge. House Private Please. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to St. Vincent de Paul, Newbridge.

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Col. Mick Walsh RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Michael (Mick) Walsh, former Director Medical Corps, of The Grove, Celbridge, County Kildare and formerly of Bohola, County Mayo, on 2nd March 2017. Predeceased by his wife Maureen and son Luke. Beloved father of Maire, Stephen, Paul, Deirdre and Emer and daughter-in-law Karen. Sadly missed by his sons and daughters, brothers Frank, Sean and Kevin, brothers-in-law Tom & Patrick, his adored grandchildren Ronan, Jack, Brian, Luke & Tom, extended family and many friends.

Reposing at Coen’s Funeral Home, Tubbercurry, Co. Sligo on Friday, 3rd March, from 4pm until 7pm, with removal to the Church of the Holy Rosary, Kilmactigue, Aclare, Co. Sligo arriving at 8pm. Mass of the Resurrection on Saturday, 4th March, at 12pm with the funeral proceeding to Kilmactigue Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis

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Col. Martin Coughlan RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Martin Coughlan of Beechgrove, Oranmore, Galway and Geashill, Offaly on Saturday, 25th February, 2017. Predeceased by his brother Commandant Larry Coughlan and sister Anne. Beloved husband of Beatrice and much loved father of Kieran, Gráinne, Clodagh and Nicola. Sadly missed by his wife, son and daughters, brothers Eddie and Brendan, sisters Mary and Margaret, son-in-law Brian, daughter-in-law Donna, his adored grandchildren James, Christian, Clara and Adam-Martin, extended family and many friends.

Reposing at Tearmann Mhuire within the grounds of the Church of The Immaculate Conception, Oranmore, Co Galway on Tuesday 28th February from 5.00 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. Requiem mass at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday 1st March followed by burial in Renville Cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis

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Col. George Murphy RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel George C. Murphy (Director of Artillery 1989-1991) of Jigginstown, Naas, County Kildare on May 28th, 2015 at Moore Abbey, Monasterevin. Beloved husband of Cecily and loving father of Maeve, Nicholas, Etienne, Brian, Ross and Geordan; greatly missed by his wife, children, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law and son-in-law, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Reposing on Sunday at 3 pm at George Mullins’ Funeral Home, Naas, with removal at 6.30 pm to Our Lady and St David's Church, Naas arriving 7 pm. Requiem Mass on Monday at 10 am followed by internment in St. Corbans Cemetery, Naas. Family flowers only please, donations to Moore Abbey.

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Col. Liam Young RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Liam Young, Hawkfield, Newbridge, Co. Kildare on Sunday, December 14, 2014. Peacefully, after an illness borne with great dignity. Deeply missed by his loving wife Mary and children Stephen, Oonagh, Eoin and Gavin, daughters-in-law Ann and Patricia, darling grandchild Ciara, brother Brendan, sister Sheila, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives and wide circle of very dear friends and colleagues.

Reposing at his home on Tuesday evening from 5pm until 8pm. Removal on Wednesday morning at 10.15am to arrive at St. Brigid's Church, The Curragh Camp for 11am Mass, with funeral afterwards to Newlands Cross Crematorium arriving at approx. 1.45pm. Family flowers only please. Donations, if desired, to Muscular Dystrophy Ireland. Donation box in the Church.

Carpe Diem

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Retirement Presentation – Col Brian O’Keeffe

Colonel Brian O’Keeffe will retire from the Defence Forces on 24 March 2014 after 42 years of dedicated service. Brian is the founding General Secretary of the Representative Association of Commissioned Officers and those who have met him during the course of his career will be more than aware of the considerable contribution he has made to RACO.

A presentation to mark Brian's retirement will be made in the Officers Mess, McKee Bks, Dublin at 16.00 hrs on Thursday 27 March 2014.

Col. Terence O’Brien R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Terence (Terry) O'Brien who died on 9th January 2013 in Swansea where he had been living for a number of years. Terry was a member of the 11th Cadet Class 1937/1939. He initially served in Artillery and later transferred to Signals where he retired as its Director in 1978.

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Col. Denis Byrne R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Denis (Dinny) Byrne of Salthill, Galway and formerly of The Curragh, Athlone and Castlebar. On December 31, 2012, peacefully at home; dearly beloved husband of Anna and much loved father of Denise, Tommy, Fiona, Annamarie and Linda. Sadly missed by his wife, son and daughters, brother Tommy, sisters Dorrie and Kitty, sons-in-law Con, Charles and Mike, adored grandchildren, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, the extended Byrne and O'Connor families and friends.

Reposing at the O'Flaherty Funeral Parlour, Munster Avenue on Friday from 4.30pm with Removal at 6pm to the Church of Christ the King, Salthill. Funeral after 11am Mass on Saturday to the new cemetery, Bohermore. House Private.

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