Category Archives: Events

Defence Forces Veterans’ Day

The Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces, Vice Admiral Mark Mellett DSM, has issued an invitation to members of the Association of Retired Commissioned Officers to attend the Defence Forces Veterans’ Day, which will be held at McDermott Square, Defence Forces Training Centre, Curragh Camp on Sunday, 8th October 2017 at 1200 hours. A […]

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.  […]

ARCO Wreath Laying Ceremony – 7 October, 2016

ARCO WREATH LAYING CEREMONY GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE – FRIDAY, 7 0CTOBER 2016 Introduction The Association of Retired Commissioned Officers (ARCO) will conduct a formal and solemn Wreath Laying Ceremony in the Garden of Remembrance on Friday, 7 October 2016, commencing at 1200hrs. The ceremony will remember, honour and commemorate the participants in the 1916 Easter […]

Veterans’ Day 2016

The 2016 Veterans’ Day takes place on Saturday, 10th September in McKee Barracks, Dublin. Veterans’ Day reaches out to honour retired members of the Defence Forces and all Veterans have been invited. The Minister for Defence, the Chief of Staff and the General Staff will be in attendance. A shuttle bus service will be provided […]

Dates For Your Diary

ARCO members will wish to note the following important upcoming events, full details of which will be posted on this website closer to their individual dates. Saturday, 10 September – Veterans’ Day, McKee Barracks. The 2016 Defence Forces Veterans’ Day will take place on Saturday, 10 September in McKee Barracks, Dublin. Veterans’ Day reaches out […]

ARCO Wreath Laying – National Memorial

Between 16th July and 20th August this year a Ceremonial Military Guard will parade every Saturday at midday (and at 9.30 am on 30th July only) at the National Memorial to Members of the Defence Forces who died in the Service of the State. Units from throughout the Defence Forces and across the Army, Air Corps and Naval Service […]

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