Monthly Archives: October 2019

Col. Phelim Connolly RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Phelim Connolly, a member of 20 Cadet Class (1946-1948), of Coolmine Woods, Dublin 15, on October 30th, 2019. Peacefully, in the loving care of the staff at Our Lady’s Manor Nursing Home, Dalkey. Beloved husband of the late Ena (Philomena) and dear father of […]

ARCO’s 25th Anniversary Reception – 16 Oct 2019

2019 marks ARCO’s 25 years of steadfast service to the Defence Community. On 24 June 1994, the Association was formally launched in the Constitution Room of the Shelbourne Hotel, followed by a reception in Dublin’s Mansion House. Among the Founding Fathers were: Col Kevin Hanley, Col Jim Fagan, Lt Col Frank Neill, Lt Col Jackie […]

Col. Aidan Lernihan RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Aidan Lernihan, a member of 18 Cadet Class (1944-1946), of Rathfarnham, Dublin. Peacefully, on Friday 25th October 2019 at St. James’s Hospital. Beloved husband of Maureen and much-loved father of Declan, Colm and Una. He will be sadly missed by his family, sisters Frances […]

Retirement – Brigadier General Philip Brennan

Philip Brennan

Brigadier General Philip Brennan, MILREP to the EUMC & NATO/PfP, retires from the Defence Forces on the 21st of October 2019. During his long and distinguished career, Brigadier General Brennan served in a wide range of appointments, both at home and overseas. A presentation and buffet to mark Brigadier General Brennan’s retirement will be held […]

ARCO’s 25th Anniversary

On 24 June 1994, ARCO was launched in the Constitution Room of the Shelbourne Hotel, followed by a reception in Dublin’s Mansion House. As such, 2019 marks the Association’s 25 years of steadfast service to the Defence Community. The Minister of State with Responsibility for Defence, Mr Paul Kehoe TD, marked the event by sending […]

Col. Maurice Walsh RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Maurice Walsh of Ballintemple, Cork and Fermoy. On October 14, 2019, peacefully, at Cork University Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Frances (nee Crotty) and loving father of Fionnuala, Clíona, Shane and Sláine. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, sister Nancy, brother Sean, […]

25th Anniversary Reception – ARCO

On 24th June 1994, the Association of Retired Commissioned Officers (ARCO) was formally launched in the Constitution Room of the Shelbourne Hotel, followed by a reception in Dublin’s Mansion House. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of its foundation, the Association is hosting a reception in The Stephen’s Green Club, 9, St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, […]

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