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Col Seán Norton DSM RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Seán Norton DSM of Marian Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin. Peacefully, at Ratoath Manor Nursing Home, Ratoath on Tuesday, 24th August 2021. Husband of the late Mary and father of Gabrielle, Paul and Brian, grandfather of Emily, Steven, Sarah, Mark, Daniel, Philip, David and Rose, great-grandfather […]

Col. Murt Clancy RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Thomas (Murt) Clancy of Dublin, Rosslare, County Wexford and Kilnaboy, County Clare. On 11th February 2021, peacefully at home surrounded by family. Deservedly mourned by his loving wife Aileen, children Brian, Emer, Niamh, Grainne, Conor and Orla. Sadly missed also by sons and daughters-in-law, […]

Col. Tony Murphy DSM RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Anthony T. S. (Tony) Murphy of Knocklyon, Dublin, and formerly of Dundalk, County Louth. On 7th January 2021, peacefully, in the wonderful care of the staff of the Beacon Hospital. Beloved husband of the late Mary, much loved father of Declan, Karen, Aidan, Dara, […]

Remembering Col Justin MacCarthy DSM

On Monday 14 December 2020, in keeping with COVID-19 restrictions, ARCO held a short commemoration ceremony at the Defence Forces Plot in Glasnevin Cemetery to mark the 60th anniversary of the burial there of Col Justin MacCarthy, DSM, the most senior officer of Óglaigh na hÉireann to die on overseas service.  The Last Post and […]

Col. Jim Fives RIP

RIP

ARCO regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel James (Jim) Fives of Salthill, County Galway and formerly of Tourin, County Waterford. Peacefully, on Thursday 17 December 2020 at University Hospital, Galway. Beloved husband of Julie and much loved father of Karen, Kieran, Anne Marie, Allyn and Aonghus. Sadly missed by his wife […]

Col. Aidan Lernihan RIP

RIP

ARCOIreland regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Aidan Lernihan, a member of 18 Cadet Class (1944-1946), of Rathfarnham, Dublin. Peacefully, on Friday 25th October 2019 at St. James’s Hospital. Beloved husband of Maureen and much-loved father of Declan, Colm and Una. He will be sadly missed by his family, sisters Frances […]

Col. Maurice Walsh RIP

ARCOIreland regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Maurice Walsh of Ballintemple, Cork and Fermoy. On October 14, 2019, peacefully, at Cork University Hospital. Dearly loved husband of Frances (nee Crotty) and loving father of Fionnuala, Clíona, Shane and Sláine. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, sister Nancy, brother Sean, […]

Four Colonels and a Retirement Celebration

Colonel Tom Ahern, Colonel Peter Marron, Colonel Brian Monahan and Colonel Eugene Smyth, all members of the 52 Cadet Class, joined the Defence Forces in November 1975. They retire during the months of February and March 2018 having each completed over 42 years’ service. As a mark of appreciation, and in recognition of their long […]

Col. Paddy McNally RIP

RIP

ARCOIreland regrets to inform its members of the death of Colonel Patrick (Paddy) McNally of Skerries, Dublin, on 17th May, 2017 peacefully at St Francis Hospice, Raheny. Husband of the late Maeve; sadly missed by his loving family, children Conor, Ross, Maeve and Aoibheann, grandchildren Darragh, Aislinn, Brigid, Róisin, Patrick, Sorcha, Alex, Bláithin, Ross and […]

Col. Frank Lawless RIP

RIP

ARCOIreland extends sympathy to its serving colleagues and to the family of Colonel Frank Lawless, Baroda Court, Newbridge, the Director of Defence Forces Training, who died peacefully at St. James’s Hospital on 7th October 2016. He was the son of the late Sheila and Colonel Frank Senior. He is sadly missed by his loving wife […]

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