Capt Dan Mulligan RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Dan Mulligan, Rossduff, Aughnacliffe, County Longford, who died peacefully on the 11th of September 2021, in the care of the nursing staff at Cavan General Hospital. Predeceased by his wife Madge, brother Frank (USA), sisters Anne (USA) and Peggy. Deeply regretted by his wife Kathleen, daughters Sandra Dobson (Paul), Arva, Pamela Coy (Stephen), Killoe, sons Padraig (Dawn), Houston, Texas, Donal (Claire), Ardagh and Ray, Cork, his brothers Seamus, Arva and Patrick and Johnny (USA), his stepchildren Patsy, Margaret, Catherine and Michael, all his beloved grandchildren, his extended family, neighbours, Defence Forces colleagues and friends.

Dan Mulligan enlisted in B Company 17 Battalion on 18th October 1959. He was commissioned in January 1963. He was a crack shot with the Gustaf SMG and during the sixties represented his Battalion at the All-Army Shooting Competition. In the early seventies he was called up to full-time security in Connolly Barracks, Longford. There he became a familiar and well-respected figure to all he served with and was commissioned into the Permanent Defence Force In 1988. Dan retired from the Defence Forces in 1996.

Dan’s funeral Mass took place at 12 midday on Monday 13th September 2021 at Saint Colmcille’s Church, Aughnacliffe. Burial afterwards was in the adjoining cemetery. A recording of the Mass may be viewed at:

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