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August 2017

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This friday night 18th Aug 2017 in the Blue Beret Club

 

MAY 2017

 

It was with sadness that we learned of the death last week, of Tommy Flynn (ex 3 Cav Sqn & 12 Inf Bn Clonmel) Condolences to his family and friends.

Ar Dheis De go raibh a Anam Dilis

 

Front L to R     Sean Cosgrave Chairman Post 24 IUNVA, presenting a cheque to Bernie Dargan & Gertie Dennehy  Dolphin Swimming Club,on behalf of the Blue Beret Club, Anthony McCarthy & Jimmy Fitzgerald Post 24 IUNVA
Back  L to R      Sarah Cosgrave, Sean O'Meara A/Secretary Post 24 IUNVA, Martin Freaney & Michael Waters Post 24 IUNVA

 

Donation made recently by members of Post 24 on behalf of the blue beret Club to Our Lady's Children's Hospital, Crumlin.

In the photograph are Sean Cosgrave Chairman Post 24, Dan McGibney CMRF and Sean O'Meara A.Secretary Post 24 IUNVA

 

 

Apr 2017

01/04/2017

It is with sad regret that we notify the death of Pat (Gully) Kelly RIP. Condolence to his family and friends.
Ar Dheis De go raibh a Anam Dilis

 

 

Mar 2017

Post member took part in St. Patricks Day celebrations on the 17th.

 

 

03/03/2017

It is with regret that we notify the death of Edward (Tucker) Power RIP

 

 

 

Jan 2017

The new committee for 2017.

 

Chairman

Sean Cosgrave

Vice Chairman

Liam Kenny

Secretary

Michael O' Neill

Assistant Secretary

Sean O'Meara

Treasurer

Bob Cantwell

Assistant Treasurer

John Lyons

 

 

 

Wednesday 16th November 2016, Brigadier General Philip Brennan General Officer Commanding 1 Brigade paid a visit to Post 24 where he was met by members of the post. The visit coincides with his imminent departure to take up a new appointment as part of the EU Military Staff in Brussels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our Annual Mass was held in St. Olivers Church, Clonmel on Sunday 9th Oct. There was a large attendance which was much appreciated.

 

 

 

 

The main event this year centered around the 1916 Commemorations, Post 24 held a ceremony in Kickham Barracks, Clonmel in June 2016.

 

Jan 2016

The new committee for 2016.

 

Chairman

Paddy Hackett

Vice Chairman

Johnny O' Callaghan

Secretary

Michael O' Neill

Assistant Secretary

Mick Haslam

Treasurer

Sean Cosgrave

Assistant Treasurer

Bob Cantwell

 

 29 March 2015 Remembrance Day Ceremony in Kickham Barracks Clonmel

 

 

 

Jan 2015

The Post Annual General Meeeting was held during the month of January 2015.

The new committee is as follows:

Chairman

Paddy Hackett

Deputy Chairman

Johnny O' Callaghan

Secretary

Michael O' Neill

Deputy Secretary

Liam Mackey

Treasurer

Teddy O' Brien

Deputy Treasurer

Jimmy Cullen

 

 

March 2014

Members of Post 24 were very busy during March with a trip to Teipval Bks Lisburn, at the Royal Irish Regiment Shamrock parade on 15 March 2014. See link to Facebook entry. Also there was the Flag day collections and of course our own participation in St. Patrick's Day parades in Clonmel. Some members of Post 24 attended the Ministerial Review of 44 Inf Gp prior to their departure to Syria at Stephens Bks Kilkenny.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jan 2014

The Post Annual General Meeeting was held during the month and one notable point was the fact that the long-standing Chairman of Post 24, Mick Haslam indicated that he was not going forward for re-election.

The new committee is as follows:

Chairman

Tom Carroll

Deputy Chairman

Pat McGarry

Secretary

Paddy Hackett

Deputy Secretary

Sean O'Meara

Treasurer

Jimmy Cullen

Deputy Treasurer

Johnny O'Callaghan

 

 


 

Dec 2013

Trip to Dublin

A trip to Dublin was organised for the 11th of this month which included a visit to Dail Eireann, a tour of the Dail was organised by Mr. Seamus Healy T.D.

Also during the month was the Annual Christmas Dinner which was a great success.

Dublin

Nov 2013

Remberence Mass
This took place on 10 Nov 2013, in St Olivers Church. Clonmel Borough Council Members, IUNVA and ONET Members and Guests attended.

Mass

Oct 2013

Farewell to an old comrade.
It is with sadness that we learned of the passing of Ex Sgt Maj Billy Kane (12 Inf Bn) on 3 Oct 2013, peacefully at Heywood Lodge, husband of the late Kathleen father of the late Johnny deeply regretted by his loving family Liam, Betty, Marguerite, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and his many friends
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

 

August 2013

It is with regret that we notify the death of Martin Phelan son of Bobby Phelan, Deepest Condolences to Bobby, Margaret and family.

Go dtuga Dia suaimhneas sioraí dó (May God give eternal rest to him )

 

 

June 2013

The Coffee Shop was officially opened Fri 14 June by Alan Kelly, T.D. Minister of State for Public and Commuter Transport.

IUNVA POST 24

 

 

 


April 2013 Fri 26

A social night was held Friday night in honour of Dr. Tom Heneghan and Gerry Hally who have contributed to the MAP and the general medical care of personnel of Kickham Barracks over the years. The presentation was conducted by Tom Carroll on behalf of Post 24.

 

 

April 2013 Sat 27

A night of music and song awaits you with Joe Martino in the Blue Beret Bar, from 9 til late - lots of Fun and craic!! all member are encouraged to attend!!!

 

 


 

September 2012

It was with sadness that we learned of the death last week, of an old comrade, Johnny Fitzgerald (ex 3 Motor Sqn & 12 Inf Bn Clonmel) Condolences to Helen and family.

Ar Dheis De go raibh a Anam Dilis

 

July 2012

Here is a press release issued by The Minister for Defence today 17 july 2012
Re-Organisation of the Defence Forces

 

We are delighted to learn that Post 15 Cavan is to re-open, their initial meeting is to be held on 31 jul 2012.

At the moment they have a Facebook page at www.facebook.com/iunva.cavan

Well done and congratulations.

 

June 2012

If anybody has a newsworthy item please contact us

 

thanks.


 

Excerpt from 'The Nationalist' newspaper on Post 24

 

UN Veterans Association UK formalises its independent identity.

 

Defence Forces Medals - Booklet

 

UN Stress Management Info

 

The National Flag

 

Excerpt from 'Signal' 2006