ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Luke Mullins of Standhouse Road, Newbridge, County Kildare and formerly of Doninga, Goresbridge, County Kilkenny and Galway Racecourse. On 21st June 2019, peacefully, in his 98th year at the Mater Private Hospital, Dublin. Predeceased by his wife Rita (Ryan), son David (Lexington, Kentucky) and daughter Catherine (in infancy). Very sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughters Jane and Mary and son Eric (Kilchreest, County Galway), daughter-in-law Esther, son-in-law Joe, grandchildren: Aaron, Lorna, Ziva, Dara, Sheena, Grainne, Robert, Chase, Luke, Niamh and Fiachra and partners Ben, Sarah, Craig and Lynsey. Great-grandson Luke, sister-in-law Maureen, cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Luke Mullins was born in Graigue, County Kilkenny on 6th January 1922 and joined the Defence Forces during the Emergency in 1941. He was commissioned into the Cavalry Corps on 13th June 1944 and served in 5 Motor Squadron for the duration of the Emergency. He later served in 4 Motor Squadron and Depot Cavalry as well as with Depot Engineers. He served overseas in Cyprus with the Armoured Car Group of 9 Infantry Group UNFICYP in 1967 – 1968. Luke retired voluntarily from the Defence Forces in May 1970 and had a long career as manager of Galway Racecourse, Ballybrit, County Galway.
Removal to Cill Mhuire, Ballymany, Newbridge, arriving at 5pm on Monday. Funeral Mass at 11.30am on Tuesday. Burial afterwards in Saint Conleth’s Cemetery, Newbridge.