Capt Pat Griffin RIP


ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Captain Pat (K.P.) Griffin, of Glanmire, Cork and formerly of Kilrush, County Clare. On May 26th, 2024, peacefully, at the Cork University Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Dearly loved husband of Mary (née Sullivan), much loved father of Niamh, Eilís, Fiona, Ciaran, Aisling and Conor, and loving brother of the late Rita, Betty, Claire and Gerard. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, daughters-in-law Jennifer and Alice, sons-in-law Paul and Michael, cherished grandchildren Ciarán, Conn, Ellie, Maedbh and Fionn, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, relatives, neighbours, Defence Forces comrades and many friends.

May he rest in peace

Pat Griffin, a native of Kilrush, County Clare, enlisted in the Defence Forces as a member of 29 Cadet Class on 10th December 1954. A talented footballer he was a member of the Military College Gaelic Football Team that won the Kildare County Championship in 1956. Commissioned into the Infantry Corps on 26th November 1956 he served mainly in the Southern Command, including with 4 Infantry Battalion. Pat retired as a Captain to pursue a career in the horse industry.

Reposing at Barry Brothers’ Funeral Home, Hazelwood, Glanmire, on Tuesday (May 28th) from 5.00pm to 6.00pm. Requiem Mass at 2.00pm on Wednesday (May 29th) in Saint Joseph’s Church, Springhill, Glanmire which can be viewed here:

Funeral afterwards to Saint Joseph’s Cemetery, Little Island, County Cork. Family flowers only, please. Donations in lieu to

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