As you are aware, following an assessment of the evolving Covid-19 situation, prevailing Government advice, the Club’s responsibilities for its members including serving personnel, and in partnership with the appropriate actors involved in the Field Trips, without hesitation, 12 March, the Club’s Committee decided to cancel the Field Trip to the Ordnance School and the National Stud, and the Field Trip to Fort Shannon, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, and deferred the events to 2021.
Likewise, for the same reasons, on 22 May, the Club’s Committee deferred until 2021, the Decades’ Reunion and the Foreign Field Trip to London.
Since the last Newsletter in June, the Club’s Committee also deferred the 2020 Golf Outing and, recently cancelled the 2020 Annual General Meeting, because of Covid-19 restrictions.
The Committee apologies for any inconvenience caused to those members who intended to participate in the cancelled events.
|16 January||Committee Meeting: McKee Barracks||Secretary||Minutes Circulated|
|19 February||Field Trip: Irish Wars 1919 – 1923, Collins Barracks, Dublin||Comdt Lar Joye||25 Attendees. Photos on website|
|19 February||Committee Meeting:||Secretary||Minutes Circulated|
|23 April||Field Trip: Ordnance School and National Stud||Col Tom Carter (Retd)
Col S. McDermott (Retd)
|Deferred to 2021 on 11 March|
|23 April||Committee Meeting: Officers’ Mess, McKee Barracks||Secretary||Cancelled 11 March|
|09 May||Defence Forces Veterans’ Day: Collins Bks, Dublin||Secretary||Cancelled 18 March|
|28/29 May||Field Trip: Fort Shannon, Foynes Flying Boat Museum, Bunratty, Árd na Crusha and St John’s Castle||Capt Pete Murray (Retd)||Deferred to 2021 on 11 March|
|TBA||Arty Shoot – Glen Imaal||Col S. McDermott (Retd)|
|25 June||Committee Meeting: McKee Barracks||Secretary||Cancelled on 22 May 20|
|11 July||Commemoration – Islandbridge||President|
|12 July||National Day of Commemoration||President|
|20 August||Annual Golf Competition & Dinner: Birr||Comdt O’Flanagan (Retd)
Comdt M. Flood (Retd)
|Deferred to 2021on 10 Aug 20|
|09 September||Arty Decades’ Reunion – Anniversary of PDF, FCA and AR Commissioning 1950-2020, Visit to Cadet School and Lunch in Military College||Col M. Smyth (Retd)||Deferred to 2021 on 22 May
|24 September||Committee Meeting: McKee Barracks||Secretary|
|04 – 08 Oct||Foreign Field Trip: Artillery Installations, London||Comdt M. Flood (Retd)||Deferred to 2021 on 22 May|
|TBA Nov||Annual Mass & Wreath Laying &: McKee Barracks||Secretary||Deferred to 2021|
|04 December||AGM and St Barbara’s Day Lunch: McKee Barracks||Secretary||Cancelled|