Bishop O’Hara is Guest Speaker at Yonkers Division Communion Breakfast

Pictured are Westchester County President Aidan O’Kelly Lynch, Past NYS President Charles Chip McLean, Division #1 President Kevin Ellis, Bishop John O’Hara, Division #1 Treasurer Mike Morley, NYS District 4 Director Tom Bierne, Breakfast Committee Chairman Brendan Murphy


The Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers hosted its Annual Communion Breakfast at St. Joseph’s Seminary this past weekend. Over 175 people were in attendance to hear guest speaker Bishop John O’Hara, who is the Vicar of Southern Manhattan and Staten Island.

Hibernian procession at the conclusion of Mass in the Chapel at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers


The Hibernians were welcomed back to the Dunwoodie by Seminary Rector Msgr. Peter Vaccari and Dean of Seminarians Fr. Nicholas Zientarski, who co-celebrated the mass with Bishop O’Hara. As per custom, the seminary agreed to once again allow The McSweeney Chalice to be used in the celebration of the Mass.

Bishop John O’Hara speaking at the Yonkers Communion Breakfast


Division #1 also presented Peter Van Slyck with the James G. McGinty Hibernian of the Year Award. Peter is a long time member of Division #1, and has played a vital role in helping the Division achieve success over the past decade. Peter is a Yonkers Police Officer and currently serves as the President of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester County.

Peter Van Slyck with his wife Margaret. Peter was awarded the James McGinty Hibernian of the Year Award for 2017.


Division #1 also was able to present the seminary with a $1,000 pledge in support of vocations. Division #1 also presented Bishop O’Hara with a $500 donation in support of Trinity House Retreat Center in Westchester.


Over 175 people attended the event this year








Queens County Board Hosts Major Degree Ceremony


Pictured in the photo: New York State Vice President Victor J. Vogel, New York State Treasurer & Queens County President John J. Manning, New York State District 5 Director Walter Cooper, and Kings County President Steve Kiernan.

On Sunday February 26, 2017, The John F. Kennedy Division 1 Schenectady Major Degree Team conferred the Major Degrees of the Order. This event was hosted by the Officers and Members of Queens County, NY. In attendance were 80 Brother Hibernians participating as degree team members, candidates, and observers. Forty-one candidates from surrounding counties were inducted into our Order.

Hibernians Join in Welcoming Norwegian Airlines to Stewart Airport

Airline to Offer Discount Flights to Dublin, Belfast and Shannon beginning July 1, 2017

From L to R: OC Legislator James O’Donnell, NY State AOH Organizer Keith Reynolds, OC Executive Steve Neuhaus, Lars Sande SVP Norwegian Air, Michael Torelli Port Authority, NY State Assemblymen Karl Brabenec.


Members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians from Orange, Rockland and Sullivan County attended a press conference announcing new low cost flights to Ireland from Stewart International Airport beginning July 1st.  The members of the AOH were welcomed by Michael Torelli of the Port Authority of New York.

Hibernians from Orange, Rockland and Sullivan were in attendance.


Norwegian Airlines will offer non-stop service on its Boeing 737-MAX Jets to Dublin, Belfast and Shannon for as low as $69.00 each way.  Tickets went on sale that morning and over 2,500 tickets were already purchased at the conclusion of the event.

AOH New York State Organizer Keith Reynolds with Unateresa Gormley and Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus

It is expected to attract thousands of travelers to Ireland who are looking for affordable travel to Europe.  It was also announced the there will be bus service between The Port Authority bus terminal in NYC and Stewart for around $18.00.

“Our new, non-stop service will enable tens of thousands of new travelers to fly between the continents much more comfortably and affordably,” said Norwegian Air Founder Bjørn Kjos.


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Division #1 in Auburn Holds Officer Installation Ceremony



On an unseasonably balmy January night in Auburn, State President Tim McSweeney installed officers the John F. Kennedy Division #1 of Cayuga County. President McSweeney was assisted by State Secretary Tom Lambert, State District #3 Director Tim Kirwan, National Director Liam McNabb. They were joined by many honored guests including Past State Presidents Jim Burke and Mike McNabb, Past National President Ed Wallace and the legendary National Secretary Emeritus Tom McNabb. Bob Oliver took the helm as Division President and Denise Sodus was installed as the Ladies Division President.

Syracuse Division Marches for Life and Installs Division Officers


Members of the Commodore John Barry Division #2 take part in the Syracuse March for Life


On January 20th, members of the Commodore John Barry Division #2 of Syracuse participated in the Annual Syracuse Pro-Life March. They were joined by National Director Liam McNabb, New York State President Tim McSweeney, New York State Secretary Tom Lambert and New York State District #3 Director Tim Kirwan. After the march, a rally was held outside the office of the Catholic Diocese of Syracuse.


Division #2 Syracuse Officers were Installed for 2017


On January 21 Jim Eggoff was installed as President of the Commodore John Barry Division #2 of Syracuse. State President Tim McSweeney conducted the Ceremony and was assisted by National Director Liam McNabb, New York State Secretary Tom Lambert and New York State District #3 Director Tim Kirwan.

Bronx Divisions #5 and #7 Officers Installed at County Christmas Gathering


AOH Bronx County President Bob Nolan conducts Officer Installation Ceremony for Divisions #5 and #7.


The AOH Bronx County Board held its Annual Christmas Party and Division Officer Installation Ceremony on Wednesday, December 14 at the American Legion-Charles Bajart Post on McLean Avenue in Yonkers, NY.

Bronx County President Bob Nolan presided over the event , where officers from both Division #5 and Division #7 of the Bronx were installed.  President Nolan noted that the AOH is currently experiencing renewed interest and growth in the County.


Stephen Groarke, John Cummins, Frank McKenna, and Chris Butler


National and State officers in attendance included National Director Dan Dennehy, NYS Treasurer John Manning, and NYS District #4 Director Tom Beirne.


Tommy Beirne (NYS District #4 Director)), John Manning (NYS Treasurer), Father Brian McCarthy (Bronx County Chaplain), Tim O’Donoghue (President – Division #7), Bob Nolan (President – Bronx County Board), Martin Galvin (President, Division #5), and Dan Dennehy (National Director).


Martin Galvin was installed as President of Division #5 and Tim O’Donoghue was installed as President of Division #7.



Rochester Division #7 Officers Installed by State President


Rochester Division #7 Division Officers Installed for 2017


NYS President Tim McSweeney presided over the Officer Installation Ceremony for the Colonel Patrick O’Rourke Division #7 of Rochester this past weekend.  President McSweeney was assisted by other State Officers including New York State Secretary Tom Lambert and New York State Treasurer John Manning.  AOH National Director Liam McNabb was also in attendance.



Jim O’Riley takes over the gavel as President of the Rochester Division as President.  The LAOH Rochester Division also had their respective Officers installed at the ceremony, with Division President Gail Shalvoy being formally installed by Maura McSweeney who is the Vice President of the LAOH JFK Division #1 of Albany.


Lockport Division Helps Fight Hunger During Holiday Season



Members of the AOH Division #4 of Lockport, New York recently delivered donations of food items to local charities to help fight hunger this holiday Season.  Pictured from left to right are:  Mike Hale, Brendan McCormick, Steve Long, Rick Long, Tom Tracy and Division #4 President Barry Griffith.


Sullivan Brothers Division Supports Local School Charity Fund


Mike Kelly, Brian Barlow, and Division President JP Graham with Tara Brey and Casey Ross of the Sullivan West Elementary School


The Sullivan Brothers Division #1 of Jeffersonville presented a $400 donation to the Charities Committee of Sullivan West Elementary School at their December meeting.  The funds were raised at the Division #1 Charity Golf Outing which was held earlier this year.


Sullivan West Elementary School established the fund to help local families in need.  The fund can assist in local programs which can include its Annual Local Toys for Tots Drive as well as to provide potential disaster relief to Sullivan County families.


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