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Ronald (Ron) McCarten


McCarten (Roselawn Road, Castleknock and formerly of Seaton, Workington, England and late of St. Vincent’s College, Castleknock and Ex Irish Rugby International) January 29th. 2021, (peacefully), at Elm Green Nursing Home, Castleknock.  

Ronald (Ron), beloved husband of Edna and dear father of James, Philip and the late Elizabeth.  

Sadly missed by his loving wife, sons, daughter-in-law Kathleen, James’s partner Maria, brother Gerard, sisters Margaret and Claire, relatives and friends. R.I.P.  

Due to Government advice and restrictions regarding public gatherings a private family funeral will take place.  

For those who would like to pay their respects to Ronald, his cortege will leave from his residence at 11.00am on Wednesday morning, 3rd. February to travel along Roselawn Road, on to Castleknock Road and on to College Road and into Castleknock College for a Private Family Mass.  

Those who would have liked to attend the funeral but due to current restrictions cannot, may follow the Mass on Wednesday 3rd. February at 11.30am by clicking on the link below;  

Funeral Mass of Ron McCarten 1935-2021 - YouTube

You may also follow the cremation Service on Wednesday 3rd. February at 1.30pm by clicking on the link below.

or you may leave a message by selecting “Book of condolences” here.

No flowers please.  Donations in lieu, if desired, to Down Syndrome Ireland.

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Jody Fanaganfriend in sport

Edna James Philip and family,
Ron was a legend. For anyone who came into contract with Castleknock College and participated in sport, Ron was its inspiration and he knew the benefits that sport gave. We are indebted to him for making the journey so enjoyable. Thank you Ron. Jody Fanagan (sorry we let him down, on Final Day in 1983 but thats sport)

Eoin CrossenCastleknock College Pastman

Ron was a true gentleman. He had so much time for students in Castleknock College and did so much for the college. I fondly remember the days of helping him organise cricket in the school, when nobody else would. He will be missed dearly. Rest in peace.

Des ComerPupil ‘82

Deepest condolences to Mrs McCarten, James and Philip. Ron was astoundingly kind, encouraging and generous person and teacher. His tough, fair and considerate demeanor made him someone to admire and respect. He will be sadly missed.
Castleknock College ‘82

Jim Molloy'Knock student 1975

So sad to hear of Mr McCarten’s passing. I was a student when he arrived in the College as Mr McCarten and he very soon became affectionately known as Ron, His interest and enthusiasm for all physical activity was inspirational. Such a likable gentleman and I know he will be sadly missed. May he RIP.