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Welcome to the 19 Infantry Battalion F.C.A. Association. Our Association was inaugurated on 11th June 2008 and officially launched by Lt. Gen. Jim Shreenan ( Retired ) on Sunday 27th September 2009 in Boyle. The Association consists of F.C.A. & P.D.F. members of the former 19 Infantry Battalion. The aim of the Association is for members of the former Battalion to keep in contact with each other.
The 19th Infantry Battalion FCA Association will visit Fort Dunree and Doagh Famine Village on Wednesday 4th June 2014. The tour is by coach and will leave Carrick-on-Shannon at 7.15 a.m. and Boyle at 7.30a.m. It will arrive back in Boyle at 9p.m. On the return journey the tour will stop in Donegal town for a four course dinner in the Abbey Hotel. There will also be time for shopping and sightseeing.
The full cost of the tour is €50 and includes tickets for a raffle with valuable prizes. A non-refundable deposit of €20 is required with each booking.
For further information contact
Francie 087-2234477, Seamus at 071-9663011 or any Coy rep.
Early booking is advisable as last year’s tour was over-subscribed and Fort Dunree is a place of special interest for our members. Tickets will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
This meeting was held on Friday night 24th January 2014 in Boyle Golf Club Clubhouse. There was a large attendance with all companies represented.
The outgoing President, Chairman, General Secretary and one of the Joint Treasurers did not seek re-election. Tributes were paid to them for their work on behalf of the organisation during their terms of office.
The following officers and committee were elected for the year.
President :- Jim Gormley.
Chairman :- Denis Flynn.
General Secretary :- Gerry Tonry.
Minutes Recording Secretary :- Seamus O’Donnell.
Treasurers :- Micheal Brennan and Pat Conroy.
PRO :- Seamus Flynn.
The following members were selected to represent the five companies and the PDF.
A Coy :- Francie Geelan and Liam McDermott.
B Coy :-John Burke and Pat Casey.
C Coy :-Martin Meehan and John Barden.
D Coy :-Tom Heraghty and Sean Keaney.
E Coy :-Niall McGarry (the committee would like someone from the E Coy area to join Niall as a representative).
PDF :-Bertie Moran and Tommie O’Connor.
The meeting decided that there would be a summer outing.
The annual Mass for deceased members will be celebrated in Ballaghaderreen, (E Coy.) Date etc. to be advised.
Members are reminded that membership subscriptions are due. Membership covers the calendar year and is 10 euro for 2014. They can be paid to the treasurers or any of the Coy reps. New members are always welcome. Membership forms can be downloaded here on this site.
Thanks to Mary and her staff for the wonderful meal after the meeting.
Pictures :- Aisling Stephenson.
Francie Geelan President,19th Infantry Bn FCA Association, (2012 and 2013) presenting Eddie Doherty, Past President (2011) with a plaque in recognition of his input into the association.
Eddie pictured with two members of his family, Aisling and Michael.
The outgoing President Francie Geelan, congratulates Jim Gormley, incoming President, after handing over the Presidential Chain to him.
Some of the attendance who attended the AGM and Social.
The annual general meeting of the 19th Infantry Bn FCA Association will be held in Boyle Golf Clubhouse situated on the Roscommon Road about 1.5 miles from Boyle. It will be held on Friday night 24th January 2014 at 7pm. The meeting will be followed by the annual social night at 8pm. consisting of a full 4 course meal costing €20. Contact any Coy representative for further social details. The committee is anxious that former members of the Bn make a special effort to attend both events. It is hoped to start punctually at 7pm.
The AGM of the 19th Infantry Bn Association will be held on Friday night 24th January 2014 at 7p.m. It will take place in Boyle Golf Club situated on the Boyle-Roscommon road about 1 mile from the town. The AGM will be followed by a sit-down meal and social. More details later.