Capt Brendan Lynch RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Brendan Lynch of County Roscommon, Cork City, Dungarvan County Waterford, and County Dublin. On 23rd April 2022, courageously, at Saint Francis Hospice, Blanchardstown after a hard-fought battle. Sadly missed by his loving and heartbroken wife Wendy, sons Eoin, Eric and Killian, stepdaughter Thérèse, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren Fia, Erina, Lauren, Katie and Conor, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives, and Defence Forces colleagues and friends.

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Brendan Lynch enlisted the Defence Forces as a member of 41 Cadet Class (1966-1968). He was commissioned on 23 September 1968 into the Supply and Transport Corps and served mainly in the Curragh Command. Overseas he was Transport Officer 44 Infantry Battalion UNIFIL in the Lebanon from November 1978 to April 1979. He retired from the Defence Forces in the rank of Captain to work in a number of positions in private industry including: CRH, Waterford Foods, Eircom, IDI Botswana, and Zantel Tanzania. Three of Brendan’s brothers served in the Defence Forces, Commodore Frank – who was the FOCNS, Commandant Eamonn – 45 Cadet Class, and Lieutenant-Commander Joe – 13 Naval Service Cadet Class.

Removal on Wednesday morning, 27th April, to Saint Cronan’s Church, Brackenstown arriving for 11 a.m. Mass followed by funeral to Dardistown Crematorium. You can view the Mass live on the church webcam through this:

No flowers please. Donations if desired to Saint Francis Hospice at:

Members may wish to leave personal messages in the ‘Condolences’ section of Brendan’s death notice on ––dublin/493863