Modified Diary of Events 25 November 2020

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.


Date Event Coordinator Remarks
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

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