Rebel Rossa – A Documentary by Williams Rossa Cole

REBEL ROSSA is a personal investigation into the life and legacy of the famous – and infamous – Irish rebel Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa by his American great-grandsons told within the context of the controversies leading up to the 100-year anniversary of the Easter Rising in Ireland.

Sunday March 8th 2020

Hibernian House
28 Railroad Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965

130 PM Meet & Greet
230 PM Showing

This event is FREE!!

For more information please go to

Special Showing of the film “Black 47” in Buffalo, NY

The Ancient Order of Hibernians – New York State Board and Thomas Carroll Erie County Division 1 Buffalo, in kind co-operation with North Park Theater in Buffalo New York; presents a special showing of the film Black 47. The event will take place at the North Park Theater, 1428 Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14216 on Saturday February 22, 2020 at 11:30 (please kindly arrive at 11:00 AM). Tickets are $8.50 and are available at the box office the day of the showing.

Black 47 is a realistic portrayal of the horrific impact of the Irish Famine of 1845 – 1850, An Gorta Mor – the Great Death. The showing of this film is in part of the educational efforts of the NYS AOH and Buffalo Division No. 1. All are welcomed and invited, in a unique theatre setting. For more information, please contact Craig E. Speers, NYS AOH District Two Director – 716-832-7344 or

Major Degree Planned for Albany

The John F. Kennedy, Division 1 Schenectady Major Degree Team will confer The Major Degree of our Order on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Albany, AOH Division 5 Hall located at 375 Ontario Street, Albany, NY.  Candidates should report at 12 Noon. Observers should arrive by 12:45 PM. The ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00 PM. Presentable attire is recommended.


Degree candidate – $20.00.
Observer – $10.00
Payment may be made at the door.

Cost includes buffet dinner following ceremony.

Please RSVP by February 19, 2020 by contacting Tim Weklar at

View the event flyer here.

J. Barney Ferguson Hibernian of The Year Award

William B. Burke Division Three, New York County Ancient Order of Hibernians will honor Malachy McAllister with the J. Barney Ferguson Hibernian of the Year Award. All Brother Hibernians are invited to join in honoring and to continue support Malachy McAllister’s battle for permanent residence in the United States..

Coogan’s Restaurant
4015 Broadway (cor. 169th St.)
New York, NY 10032

Monday Evening, March 2, 2020
6:30- 8:30 p.m.

tickets: $40 in advance
$45 at the door

$42.50 using paypal

James Hamilton (646) 406-5804
Paul Carr, Brian Fitzpatrick, Tom Mullany – Co-Chairmen
Event flyer is available at

NYS FFAI Christmas Appeal

Freedom For All Ireland
NYS Christmas Appeal

Martin Galvin
National AOH FFAI Chair

A full size copy of the flyer, can be downloaded by clicking here

John Dearie is heading the Presidential Forum where our National President will be a panelist.One of the crucial parts of having a successful candidates forum is guaranteeing the candidates of a big and influential audience that is worthy of their time during a campaign.This is a platform for him to get that message out. I know first hand from being one of the panelists in the historic 1992 Presidential Forum how much work goes into filling the seats.
Was hoping Malachy would be giving a final victory  and thanks speech but we are not there yet and this is his chance to give us an update or if necessary a call to action.
Counting on everyone’s help to get the word out with email blasts and downstate  brothers working the event  to make this a success and prestige event for New York State AOH.
Athbhliain faoi mhaise daoibh!

January 24, 2020 – Annual Right to Life March in Washington DC

Please keep Friday, January 24, 2020 circled on your calendars for the annual Right to Life March in Washington DC.

The District of Columbia State Board looks forward to hosting Hibernians at their annual Pro-Life Breakfast at the Irish Channel Restaurant from 9-11am ($25/pp). This year our invited speaker is none other than Rep. Chris Smith (NJ-4), a long time friend to the AOH and renowned defender of life. A Pro-Life mass will be held across the street at St. Mary Mother of God Church following the breakfast. We will then meet as a group along the parade route in time for the 1pm march kickoff. I look forward to another record setting year of Hibernian attendance.

While we are unable to secure a room block for visiting brothers and sisters, please do not hesitate to reach out to myself or local members for recommendations on accommodations and travel arrangements. The DC State Board is also planning an evening of fellowship at a local Irish establishment for Thursday evening. More information to follow.

Bronx County AOH Annual Dinner Dance

Press Contact:
Martin Galvin
(718) 665-1800

Grand Marshal and Irish political leader Brian O’Dwyer, New York State Ancient Order of Hibernians President Tom Lambert, entertainer and organizer of many charitable benefits Sean Ruane, and Bronx Hibernian “Man of the Year” Bob Nolan, will be honored by Bronx County AOH on Sunday November 24th at Rory Dolans.

This year’s event will include a special remembrance of Liam Ryan, the Tyrone born former Bronx resident and American citizen, marking the 30th anniversary of his murder by British forces. Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice, will be traveling from Belfast to speak.

In announcing the honorees, Bronx AOH County President Martin Galvin noted:

“ Brian O’Dwyer is being honored for the leadership he has given Irish America on an array of issues including immigration or justice and freedom for the north of Ireland. Just one example of his contributions, is the nearby Emerald Isle Immigration Center, which has benefitted so many.

“Tom Lambert is being honored as President of New York State Hibernians, and the leading figure in the state with the largest membership in the nation’s largest and most influential Irish American organization. He has made Freedom for all Ireland the priority issue for his presidency.

“ Sean Ruane is a popular entertainer, music promoter and well known community activist, who is being honored for outstanding charitable work in organizing benefits .

“Bob Nolan, past Bronx County AOH President and current District Director was named the Bronx Hibernian of the Year.

“Liam Ryan, will be remembered as a Tyrone immigrant, American citizen, Con Ed worker, respected as a patriot in the Bronx Irish community. After returning to Tyrone, he was murdered by off-duty members of the British Army Ulster Defense Regiment on  November 29,1989″.

The AOH is the largest Irish-American organization and is committed to Freedom-for-all-Ireland, Immigration reform and the promotion of Irish culture, arts and history. The event will take place on Sunday November 24th from 3pm to 7pm at Rory Dolan’s, located at 890 McLean Avenue, Yonkers. Music will provided by the Kitty Kelly Band. Dinner Tickets are $85 and Reservations are highly recommended. For tickets or information about congratulating the honorees in the souvenir journal please call 347-880-1403 or email

NYSAOH State Annual Bowling Tournament

The New York AOH State Annual Bowling Tournament will be held on Saturday, Nov 30,
2019. The tournament will be held at the Farmingdale Bowling Lanes, 999 Conklin St,
Farmingdale, NY 11735.

Download registration, sponsorship forms and flyer here.

We will be running a two-person team competition. Registration will start at 3 pm
The bowling competition will start at 4 pm sharp. A buffet dinner and presentations will
follow at Hibernian Hall, 85 Grand Ave, Massapequa, NY 11758. The cost of the event
is $40 per bowler. This includes 3 rounds of bowling, bowling shoes, complimentary
sodas at the bowling hall, and admission to the reception at Hibernian Hall.

You do not have to be an experienced bowler or Hibernian member to participate. If you
cannot bowl and wish to come to the reception only, it is $25 per person (starting at 7
pm) This is designed to be a fun, social event. This event is open to both ladies and
men. Mixed teams are welcome.
We are also looking for sponsors. Entertainment and beverage sponsors are $200, gold
sponsors are $100, and silver sponsors are $50. All sponsors will be recognized.
Checks can be mailed to me or with a positive commitment you can pay on the day.
Please reserve your spot by responding before Nov 26, 2018 so we may accommodate
all participants. Reasonably priced local lodging can be arranged for guests who would
like to stay the night. Please see attached contract and flyer for further information.
Looking forward to a fun filled evening. Thanks in advance for your support.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call (516) 782-4762 or email to . Please forward to all interested parties.

Mike Byrne.
New York State Sports chairman.

Albany Freedom for All Ireland Night

You are invited to the Albany LAOH and AOH 2018 Freedom for All Ireland Night on Friday, November 22, 2019. This year we will be honoring:


Malachy McAllister
Recipient of the 2019 Father Murphy Award

Our special guest of the evening will be:

Mark Thompson
Relatives for Justice

Doors open at 6pm – Event starts at 7pm – Price $30.00 which includes Dinner. There will be raffles and door prizes.

The event will take place at:

Albany Hibernian Hall
375 Ontario Street
Albany NY 12208

For more information contact: Dolores Desch – or John Levendosky at

Download the event flyer  |   Download the journal ad contract

Freedom For All Ireland (FFAI) is a National AOH/LAOH initiative that promotes One Island, One Ireland with peace, justice and equality for all. All proceeds raised by this event are donated to over a dozen worthy charities/causes throughout the North of Ireland.

AOH District #3 Utica – Exemplification of the Major Degree

NYS AOH Vice President John Manning: 

Saturday September 28, 2019 New York State AOH District #3, Utica, NY will be sponsoring a Major Degree in conjunction with the Schenectady Major Degree Team that will be taking place at the “Irish Cultural Center of Utica”, located at 623 Columbia Street, Utica, NY. Candidates are required to be on time by Noon, and all Observers are welcome starting at 12:30 PM. There will be dinner and a cash bar immediately following the Major Degree Ceremony. Please contact Brother Hibernian Owen Cole @ (518) 527-5069 or Past District #3 Director Brother Hibernian Nick Durr @ (315) 520-4714 if you are planning on attending this Major Degree.