Rochester AOH Dinner / Panel Discussion a Success

Left to Right: Sean Pender (AOH National Treasurer), Dr. David MacGregor (SJFC), Dr. Angela Thompsell (SUNY Brockport), Dr. John Daly (SUNY Brockport), Gavin Barry (FFAI Chair AOH Division 7 Monroe County New York)

    On Saturday April 27th, the Freedom For All Ireland (FFAI) committee of Monroe County New York’s Colonel Patrick O’Rorke AOH Division 7, hosted a dinner event to commemoration the 103rd anniversary of the Irish Proclamation of the Republic (Republic Day). The evening centered around a panel discussion of the impact of Brexit on Irish Unification.                                                                                             
    The speaker panel was made up of local scholars from SUNY Brockport and St John Fisher College, along with AOH National Treasurer, Sean Pender. The evening included traditional Irish music performed by members of the Rochester branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann (CCE) and dance performance by students from the Rochester Academy of Irish Dance. Attendees were made up of AOH members from across New York, as well as a delegation from AOH divisions in Ohio, including AOH Regional Direction, Dennis Parks.   

    Proceeds from the evening will be directed towards FFAI approved organizations in Ireland and the Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester, NY. The well attended event represented the core Hibernian values of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.

Content provided by Gavin Barry (FFAI Chair Div 7, Rochester, NY)