Col. Seán Mac Niocaill RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Seán Mac Niocaill, (See Nicholson on of Stillorgan, County Dublin and formerly of Athgarvan, County Kildare, on August 17th, 2018. Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family at Blackrock Hospital. Dearly beloved husband of Kathleen and much loved father of Séamus and Bríd. He will be very sadly missed by his loving wife, son, daughter, son-in-law Mark, granddaughter Emma, family and friends.

May he Rest In Peace

Seán was a member of 25 Cadet Class (1950-1952) and was commissioned in November 1952. He served in the Congo as a Captain Support Platoon Commander with 2 Infantry Group from October 1963 to May 1964. This was the last Permanent Defence Force unit to serve with ONUC. He also served with UNFICYP in Cyprus and with UNTSO (including UNDOF) in the Middle East. He commanded 49 Infantry Battalion (May to October 1981) in the Lebanon and was later Irish Contingent Commander with UNIFIL. At home he served in the Southern Command and was Officer Commanding 12 Infantry Battalion and Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick. He also served in Defence Forces Headquarters and Eastern Command where he was Officer Commanding 2 Infantry Battalion and Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.

Reposing at Patrick O’Donovan and Son Funeral Home, Sallynoggin (Opposite Sallynoggin Church) this Sunday from 1pm until 4pm. Removal on Monday morning to the Church of Saint Laurence O’Toole, Kilmacud, arriving at 9.50am. Funeral immediately after 10am Requiem Mass to Mount Jerome Crematorium. Family flowers only please. Donations to in lieu of flowers. Cremation private please.

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