Yearly Archives: 2016

Comdt. Brendan Cassidy RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant Brendan Oran Cassidy of Churchtown, Dublin and formerly of Granard, County Longford, on 9th December 2016. Brendan died peacefully in the care of his family and carers at home. Loving husband of the late Rosanna and beloved father of Anne, Corona, Conal and Brendan. […]

Service of Remembrance – Lt Col Colman Goggin

A Service of Remembrance to honour and celebrate the life of Lieutenant Colonel Colman Goggin, who died recently, will take place on Wednesday, 9th November 2016, at 1400 hrs in the Garrison Church McKee Barracks and thereafter in Defence Forces Headquarters Officers Mess for refreshments. No doubt many of Colman’s wide circle of friends and […]

Lt. Col. Pat McMahon RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Patrick (Pat) McMahon of Malahide, County Dublin and formerly of Dowdallshill, Dundalk, Co. Louth. On 8th November 2016, peacefully, surrounded by his loving family and in the wonderful care of the staff of Talbot Lodge Nursing Home. Loving husband of the late Anne. […]

Lt. Cmdr. Donal O’Callaghan RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Commander Donal O’Callaghan of Carrigaline and formerly of Mallow, County Cork. On October 14th 2016, suddenly, at the Mater Hospital, Dublin. Donal became ill on his way to Heuston Station, having just attended the ARCO AGM in McKee Barracks. He was appointed Director of Seafood Safety […]

Col. Frank Lawless RIP

RIP

ARCO extends sympathy to its serving colleagues and to the family of Colonel Frank Lawless, Baroda Court, Newbridge, the Director of Defence Forces Training, who died peacefully at St. James’s Hospital on 7th October 2016. He was the son of the late Sheila and Colonel Frank Senior. He is sadly missed by his loving wife […]

Comdt. John Barry RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Commandant John Barry of Blackrock, Dublin and late of Limerick. On October 1st 2016, peacefully, after an illness borne bravely in the tender care of the staff of St Vincent’s Hospital. Beloved husband of Nicola, loving father of Eoghan, Sarah and Hugh. Sadly missed by […]

Lt. Col. John Costelloe RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel John (Johnny) Costelloe of Castleknock, Dublin and formerly of Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. On September 25th, 2016, peacefully, in the loving care of the staff at Mount Hybla Nursing Home. Beloved husband of Jill and dear father of Enda, Dermot, Eimear, Cormac and Niamh […]

The Irish Military College, 1930 – 2000

  On 15 September, Mr Paul Kehoe TD, Minister responsible for Defence, launched The College: The Irish Military College, 1930 – 2000, by Colonel Tom Hodson, in Collins Barracks Dublin. Since its establishment in 1930, the Irish Military College has had a vital influence, not only on the Defence Forces, but on the nation itself.  […]

Lt. Col. Coleman Goggin RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Coleman Goggin, on Thursday, 15 September 2016. The Dingle native followed the footsteps of his brother Paddy, who died recently, into the Cadet School in 1954 and was a member of the 29th Cadet Class. Coleman was the first officer to be appointed as […]

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