Category Archives: Events

Curragh Race Day – 17th July 2016

ARCO members are invited to join friends and colleagues on Sunday, 17th July, for the Defence Forces' Race Day at the Curragh Racecourse with 7 exciting races along with displays of Defence Forces’ vehicles and equipment, including the most iconic vehicle in Irish history, Sliabh na mBan. A dedicated turnstile will operate at the main entrance […]

Cathal Brugha Barracks

The Mess President, Officers' Mess, Cathal Brugha Barracks, has extended an invitation to ARCO members and their guests to a BBQ to mark the departure of the GOC 2 Brigade, Brigadier General Michael Beary, as Force Commander UNIFIL.  The BBQ takes place on Thursday, 30th June and tickets are €15. Cocktail Bar opens at 1830 with food served at […]


Congratulations to Commandant Victor Laing, formerly officer in charge of Military Archives, who was conferred with the Degree, Honoris Causa, of Doctor of Laws by University College Dublin on Monday, 25 April 2016. The ceremony was part of UCD’s celebration of the Decade of Centenaries. Those who were also conferred with honorary degrees on this […]

The Defence Forces Review 2016 – Call for Papers

The Defence Forces Review 2016 Call for Papers “The Emergence of Modern Ireland, 1912-2016” Conference to be held at Dublin Castle on 15 October 2016 In order to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, and to contribute to the process of national reflection that is currently in progress, the Defence Forces, in conjunction […]

Annual Lt. Gen. Dermot Earley Memorial Lecture

ARCO has received the following invite on behalf of its members.   Members who will attend should RSVP, as indicated below.   The Edward M Kennedy Institute for Mediation and Conflict Intervention, Maynooth University In association with the Irish Defence Forces Cordially invites the members of ARCO to the  Annual Lieutenant General Dermot Earley Memorial Lecture ‘Leadership Within […]

Annual Commemoration Service

The Annual Commemoration Service for deceased members of the Defence Forces will take place for the first time at the National Memorial, Merrion Square at 12 noon on Sunday, 1st November 2015. ARCO Members and their families are invited to attend. The usual garrison ceremonies will be held on Friday, 6th November.

Veterans’ Day 2015

The 2015 Defence Forces Veterans’ Day will take place on Saturday, 12th September in Collins Barracks, Cork. All Defence Forces’ Veterans have been invited. The Minister for Defence, Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., the Chief of Staff and the General Staff will be in attendance. A shuttle bus service will be provided for Veterans, from Cork […]

General Collins’ Commemoration – Cathal Brugha Barracks

The General Officer Commanding 2 Brigade, Brigadier General Michael Beary, has extended an invitation to ARCO members to the Defence Forces’ annual commemoration of our first Commander-in-Chief, General Michael Collins. The commemoration takes place in Cathal Brugha Barracks at twelve noon on Saturday the 22nd of August, the 93rd anniversary of the death of General […]

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