Castleknock College Union

Ronald (Ron) McCarten

Feb 3, 2021
Ronald (Ron) McCarten -

The Union was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Ronald (Ron) McCarten, retired staff member who served as Games Master, Rugby Coach and PE Teacher from 1969 to 2002. Father of James (class '82) and Philip (class '84).

Generations of students will remember Ron’s indomitable presence in the College, his devotion to rugby surpassed only by his commitment to the College and its students. Holder of international caps playing for Ireland, Ron coached and managed rugby throughout his time at the College, as well as cricket and athletics in summer months. He kept up a keen interest in all these sports well into his retirement, assisting whenever needed.

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.


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 or you may leave a message by selecting “condolences” below or at

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

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