Bronx Division #5 Hosts Annual Awards Ceremony in Woodlawn

AOH Division #5 Bronx/Woodlawn held its annual “Spirit of 1916” Awards Benefit on Sunday, October 16th at The Rambling House Bar & Restaurant in Woodlawn, Bronx, NY. Honorees included Monsignor Edward Barry, Dan Dennehy (National Director, AOH), and the Irish Deportees marking the 20th anniversary of their case. A special award was presented to The Tallon Family in memory of FDNY Firefighter Sean Tallon who lost his life on 9/11. Additionally, grants were presented to the Emerald Isle Immigration Center, the Aisling Irish Community Center, and the Deirdre O’ Mara School of Irish Dance.

Photos by Nuala Purcell

A special award was presented to the Irish Political Deportees marking the 20th anniversary of their case, which included Charlie Caulfield, Noel Gaynor, Joyce Crossan (wife of the late Kevin Crossan), Brian Pearson, Robbie McErlean, Matt Morrisson, and Gabe Megahey.

A special award was presented to the Irish Political Deportees marking the 20th anniversary of their case, which included Charlie Caulfield, Noel Gaynor, Joyce Crossan (wife of the late Kevin Crossan), Brian Pearson, Robbie McErlean, Matt Morrisson, and Gabe Megahey.

Spirit of 1916 Honoree Dan Dennehy (national director, AOH) was presented with his award by New York State AOH President Tim McSweeney

Spirit of 1916 Honoree Dan Dennehy (National Director, AOH) was presented with his award by New York State AOH President Tim McSweeney

 

Joe McManus (president, AOH Division 3-Bronx), AOH NYS President Tim McSweeney, Martin Galvin (president, AOH Division 5), and NYS Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz who presented a legislative resolution proclaimed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declaring April 24, 2016 as 'Irish Republic Day' to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.

Joe McManus (President, AOH Division 3-Bronx), AOH NYS President Tim McSweeney, Martin Galvin (President, AOH Division 5), and NYS Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz who presented a legislative resolution proclaimed by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo declaring April 24, 2016 as ‘Irish Republic Day’ to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising.