2018 March For Life – Washington, DC

Planning for the 2018 March For Life to be held in Washington, DC on Friday, January 19, 2018 is well underway.  The gathering will mark 45 years of Roe v. Wade in America – and sadly, the loss of nearly 60 million babies to abortion.

Last January’s March for Life  was a historic success including record participation, unprecedented media coverage and welcoming to the stage for the first time ever the Vice President of the United States of America! 

We need all New York Hibernians to be represented in Washington DC. We ask each Division to fund-raise, collect or donate something to send an AOH contingent to DC in 2018.

Please try whether through a joint effort of collecting funds to lease a bus for your group of Hibernians, or attending the march another way. A dedicated effort by our Members proves more enjoyable in the long run and attracts new people to help the Pro Life cause. Men, women and children all benefit from attending the March For Life. It is more imperative than ever to make our Pro Life voice heard in our culture. A culture of life is the empowered choice. The time is now to build on the momentum.

Will your District, County or any Division be organizing a bus to the March for Life? If so what are the plans so far? Please email your participation plans to Jack O’Brien, NY State Pro Life Chairman at AOH11@Live.com

Albany Freedom for All Ireland (FFAI) Night

AOH Fr. Henry Tansey Division 5 will be holding their Freedom for All Ireland (FFAI) Night on Saturday, January 13, 2018.  The goal of this annual event is to spread awareness of the social injustices and abuses that take place every day in the north of Ireland. 

This year honoree will be Past New York State FFAI Chairman, Ciaran Geraghty who will receive the Fr. John Murphy Award. This prestigious award is an annual recognition presented to the individual(s) who have, and continue to advocate for public awareness related to social injustices in the north of Ireland. Brother Geraghty, through his work as New York State FFAI Chairman and his continued advocacy, exemplifies a dedication to the cause and to the AOH Motto of “Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity.” His work to end the plight of Irish-Catholics in the north of Ireland is well-known. 

The special guest speaker for the event is Mark Thompson from Relatives for Justice (RFJ), a support group formed in the mid-1990s in Dungannon, County Tyrone.  RFJ was founded in April 1991 by bereaved families affected by the conflict in the north who came together to support each other. RFJ identifies and attempts to address the needs of those who have suffered loss and injury through one on one contact, self-help, group support, outreach, counselling, therapy, welfare and legal advocacy.

Mark Thompson is a founding member and CEO of RFJ who fulfills the group’s mission in providing a proactive and holistic approach to support families affected by conflict and human rights violations. His continuing work provides effective support for redressing human rights abuses and providing a wide range of services and support for those affected in Ireland. 

Please support this FFAI event. See the event flyer and journal ad form for more information or contact:

John Levendosky
FFAI Chairman
Albany AOH Fr. Henry Tansey Division 5

Bronx County AOH Annual Dinner Dance

You are cordially invited to the Bronx County AOH Annual Dinner Dance to be held on Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Rory Dolan’s, 890 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm.  This year’s event is dedicated to the Manchester Martyrs of 1867.

This year’s honorees are:

  • Vic Vogel, President, NYS Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Gerard Fitzgerald, President, Uniformed Firefighters Association
  • Eileen Mannion Collum, Eileen’s Country Kitchen/The Heritage Bar & Restaurant
  • Bea Castiglia-Catullo, Founder, R.A.I.N. (Regional Aid for Interim Needs, Inc.)

Music by – The Kitty Kelly Band.  See the flyer below for more information.


Division #18 Peekskill Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance

A.O.H. Division 18 Peekskill cordially invites you to join their 2017 Annual Thanksgiving Dinner Dance on Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 12:00 midnight. The event will take place at The Mansion at Colonial Terrace, 119 Oregon Road, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567.  For more information, see the flyer below.

A Benefit for the Restoration of the Emmet Graves

Please join us in a benefit this Veteran’s Day weekend for the restoration of the Emmet Family Graves on November 12, 2017, 7pm-10pm at The Heritage Bar & Restaurant, 960 Mclean Avenue, Yonkers, NY. 

The benefit fundraisier is being run in part by our new Thomas Addis Emmet Westchester County Division 17. For more information email the Division President James McLashin at jmcglashinl@gaels.iona.edu

For more informations and directions to the event visit: http://www.nyaoh.com/event/aoh-division-17-new-rochelle-emmet-family-graves-fundraiser/


Tallon Memorial Gaelic Sports Tournament

The 9th Annual Firefighter Sean Tallon Memorial Gaelic Sports Tournament will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017, 10:45 AM at The Rockland GAA Field in Orangeburg, New York. The tournament is conducted under the jurisdiction and direction of The New York Gaelic Athletic Association Minor Board. The tournament will host over 30 youth teams competing in Gaelic Football and Hurling. The teams that will be participating will come from the 5 Boroughs of New York City, as well as teams from Westchester, Rockland, New Jersey, and Connecticut. It is expected that overall there will be over 250 youths participating in the tournament. There will be 3 Football Divisions and 1 Hurling Division, with a trophy/cup presented to each Division Champion. All participating players will receive an AOH Tournament Medal.

The tournament is possible due to a tremendous collective effort from various AOH County Boards and Divisions from The Greater New York City area. This year, the tournament is co-sponsored by The GAA Minor Board, The AOH Bronx County Board, The AOH New York County Board, The AOH Queens County Board, The AOH Westchester County Board, AOH Division #18 of Peekskill, and The AOH Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers, NY.

The Tournament is dedicated to the memory and legacy of FDNY Firefighter Sean Patrick Tallon, a native of Yonkers, NY who lost his life responding to the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. For more information on Sean Tallon, you can visit his memorial webpage at: http://www.fdnytenhouse.com/911/details/sean_p_tallon.htm


NY State Fall Meeting Announced

The NY State Board Fall Meeting will take place in Pearl River on Saturday, November 4, 2017, 10:00 am at the Pearl River AOH Hibernian House, 28 Railroad Ave., Pearl River, NY 10965. 

The Holiday Inn in Orangeburg, New York has set aside rooms for this event. Reservations can be made by calling (845) 359-7000. Please mention the Ancient Order of Hibernians when making your reservations. The rate of $109.00 is available for Friday, November 3rd and Saturday, November 4th

Officers are asked to bring 75 copies of their reports.

Click here for information regarding the Rambling House Event on Friday evening, November 3rd, at Hibernian House in Pearl River.


Special Screening “How to Defuse a Bomb”

A special screening of the internationally acclaimed film “How to Defuse a Bomb” The Project Children Story will be shown on Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 2:00pm in the Hudson Hall Auditorium at Mount Saint Mary College, Newburgh, N.Y.

“How to Defuse a Bomb” is the extraordinary untold story of how an NYPD bomb disposal expert played a key role in helping defuse the decades old “Troubles” in Northern Ireland. Question and answer period to follow with Project Children founder Denis Mulcahy. See the flyer below for more information and how to RSVP.

Questions about Project Children?
Email: info@projectchildren.com
Visit the Project Children Chapter webpage:

Annual Jack Burns Memorial Golf Tournament

This Event Has Been Cancelled

Schenectady AOH Division 1 is hosting the 21st Annual Jack Burns Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The fundraiser will be held at Briar Creek Golf Course, 2347 Pangburn Road, Princetown, NY 12056. The cost is $75.00 per person. A delicious meal will follow at the Schenectady Hall.  See flyer for additional contact information.

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