London Irish Centre’s Florrie D’Arcy passes away

LIC CEO David Barlow with Maeve Heath, Florrie D’Arcy and Sr Joan Moriarty. London Irish Centre's Florrie D'Arcy passes away
Former LIC CEO David Barlow with Maeve Heath, Florrie D’Arcy and Sr Joan Moriarty.

The Irish World is very sorry to hear of the death of Florence (Florrie) D’Arcy, General Manager of the London Irish Centre in Camden for 20 years from the 1980s to the 1990s.

Florrie, aged 77, originally from Newcastle West in County Limerick and Borehamwood in this country, passed away peacefully at Barnet hospital on Sunday 29 November 2015, surrounded by family and friends.

She is survived by her four sons Pat, Mark, Noel and Liam, daughters-in- law Alice and Julie and grandchildren Sean, Thomas, Sarah, Emma and Orlaith, brothers Tom and Bill, sister Mary, sisters-in-law Mary and Breda and extended family

She worked as a publican and landlady in licensed premises for many years for the Charrington Group and her last pub was the Dun Cow in Dunchurch in Warwickshire after whish she retired.

She was very proud of her west Limerick roots and of being part of the Irish community in London for so many years, said her son, Pat.

She also loved traditional Irish music. In that time she was well regarded by many, many members of the community and by visitors from Ireland and further afield. Irish World publisher Paddy Cowan and Sadie Cowan extend their condolences to her sons, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and her two brothers and sister.

She is pictured above (with blonde hair) with another former manager of the LIC, David Barlow, and a former co-worker, Maeve Heath.

Funeral Mass

Florrie’s remains will arrive at the St Theresa of the Child Jesus Church 291 Shenley Road Borehamwood Hertfordshire WD6 1TG, at 4pm on Monday 14 December 2015.

The funeral mass will be held at 10am on Tuesday 15 December. Burial afterwards in Allum Lane Cemetery, Borehamwood Hertfordshire WD6 3PJ.

Family Flowers only please, donations if desired to cancer research.

May She Rest in Peace


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