Yearly Archives: 2013

Brig. Gen. John Egan RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Brigadier General John Egan, St. Brigid's Road, Clondalkin, Dublin 22. On December 16th 2013, peacefully in the loving care of the staff of T.L.C. Nursing Home, Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Beloved husband of the late Phyllis, deeply regretted by his loving daughters Gillian & Orlagh, sons-in-law, […]

Lt. Col. Pat Nugent R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Patrick (Pat) Nugent, on 6 December 2013, of Rathfarnham Dublin 14 and late of Clonmel, Baldonnel and the Gascoigne Nursing Home. Peacefully at St. James’s Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his beloved wife Phyl. Treasured dad of Fiona (Neill), […]

REPORT: The 37th Cadet Class Commemorate JFK Funeral

Eleven retired officers (former cadets of the 37th Cadet Class) travelled to Washington on the 23nd November, 2013 to commemorate their presence there in 1963 as a Guard of Honour at President Kennedy’s funeral in Arlington Cemetery. They were accompanied by a colour party of five senior cadets drawn from the current 89th Class under […]

Former Irish Cadets Commemorate 1963 JFK Funeral

On the 23nd November, 2013 eleven former members of the 37th Cadet Class of the Defence Forces, that formed a Guard of Honour at the graveside of President John F. Kennedy in Washington in 1963, will travel to Washington to commemorate the event. They will be accompanied by a colour party of an officer, five […]

Brig Gen James Kelly R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Brigadier General James (Jimmy) Kelly, of Broadway Park, Blanchardstown and formerly of Templemore, Co. Tipperary.  On 17 November 2013, peacefully, at James Connolly Hospital, Blanchardstown. Beloved husband of the late Aileen and dear father of Aidan, Nuala, Gráinne, Kevin and the late Diarmuid. Sadly missed […]

ARCO’s SUBMISSION – White Paper on Defence

On 16 July, 2013, the Department of Defence launched its Green Paper on Defence, which is available on the Department’s website. The aim of the Green Paper is to stimulate debate on Defence Issues and to focus attention on policy issues that the new White Paper should address. The associated consultative process commenced with the […]

Brig Gen Pat Daly R.I.P.

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Brigadier General Patrick J. (Pat) Daly, formerly of Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal. Peacefully, on 31st October 2013, at his home in his 93rd year. Loving and devoted husband of Pat (née McCarthy) and treasured father of Mary (deceased), Blánaid, Brian, Hugh and Jane. Sadly missed by […]

Lt. Col. Michael (Mick) Gaffney RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Michael (Mick) Gaffney. On October 19th 2013 unexpectedly at home in Montenotte Park. Dearly loved husband of Betty (nee Mulcahy) and loving father of Michael, Pat and Evelyn. Sadly missed by his loving wife, family, sister Beatrice, son in-law Kevin, daughters in-law Ruth […]

Concert: Defence Forces Training Centre

The Defence Forces Training Centre Presents a GALA EVENING OF MUSIC AND SONG FEATURING BALDONNELL SINGERS ARMY No. 1 BAND WITH PAUL LINEHAN AND EMER BARRY On Sunday 10thNovember 2013 at 8pm In St Brigid's Garrison Church, Curragh Camp PROCEEDS IN AID OF THE CURRAGH MILITARY MUSEUM AND THE CURRAGH LOURDES FUND Tickets €15 each, […]

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