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Retirement Lunches

The following are details of upcoming lunches to mark the retirement of three officers of Óglaigh na hÉireann. Members of ARCO may wish to attend the lunches or forward best wishes. Please note that subscriptions will not be sought as part of these functions. The lunches, however, must be booked in advance with the respective Offices’ Mess and members should arrange to discharge the cost of their lunch with the Mess concerned.

Colonel Brian Dowling. A lunch will be held on Wednesday, 15 March, 2017 to mark the retirement, after 47 years’ service, of Colonel Brian Dowling, the former Director of Ordnance. The lunch will take place at 1330hrs for 1400hrs in the Officers’ Mess, Ceannt Barracks, Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh.  Those wishing to attend the lunch should notify Captain Eddie Mac Sweeney, the Mess Secretary at eddie.macsweeney@defenceforces.ie, 045 445006 or 045 445061, NLT 1630hrs on Thursday, 9 March, 2017.

Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy O’Neill. A lunch will be held on Thursday, 16 March, 2017 to mark the retirement, after 47 years’ service, of Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy O’Neill of the Ordnance Corps. The lunch will take place at 1300hrs for 1330hrs in the Officers’ Mess Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. Those wishing to attend the lunch should notify the Mess Secretary at patrickt.ryan@defenceforces.ie or the Mess Sgt at maitiu.oaimhirnghin@defenceforces.ie 01 8046460 or 01 8046355, NLT 1630hrs on Monday, 13 March, 2017.  

Colonel Conor Fitzsimons. A lunch will be held on Thursday, 30 March, 2017 to mark the retirement, after 42 years’ service, of Colonel Conor Fitzsimons of the Artillery Corps. The lunch will take place at 1330hrs for 1400hrs in the Officers’ Mess, McKee Barracks, Dublin. Those wishing to attend the lunch should notify the Mess Secretary at angela.lyons@defenceforces.ie, 01 8046194 or Captain Barry Jones, Liaison Officer at barry.jones@defenceforces.ie, 01 8046885, NLT 1630hrs on Friday, 24 March 2017.

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Retirement Presentation – Brigadier General Dennis Murphy

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Brigadier General Dennis Murphy, General Officer Commanding 2 Eastern Brigade, retires from the Defence Forces on 18 January 2012.  Brigadier General Murphy’s retirement presentation will take place in the Officers’ Mess, Cathal Brugha Barracks, on Thursday 12 January 2012 at 1600 hours.  ARCO members who wish to be associated with the presentation are requested to forward their subscriptions (12 euro suggested) to the Secretary, Officers’ Mess, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin 6, by 5 January 2012.

Retirement – Colonel Noel Joyce

Col Noel Joyce, Executive Officer and 2I/C Defence Forces Training Centre, will retire from the Defence Forces on 29th February 2012. A farewell lunch has been arranged for 1300 hrs on Tuesday 28 February in Ceannt Officers Mess. Col Joyce joined the army as a cadet with the 47 Cadet Class and was commissioned into the infantry in 1973. Members of ARCO who wish to attend or send messages should contact the mess office at 045 445060/61 or the Mess President at e-mail davina.lavin@defenceforces.ie.

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Retirement Presentation – Major General Dave Ashe

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Major Geneneral Dave Ashe, Deputy Chief of Staff (Support), retires from the Defence Forces on 19 September.  General Ashe's retirement presentation will take place in Ceannt Officers' Mess, Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh, on Thursday 15 September 2011 at 1600 hours.  ARCO members who wish to be associated with the presentation are requested to forward their subscriptions (12 euro suggested) to the Mess Secretary, Ceannt Officers' Mess, DFTC, Curragh by 09 September.

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