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The AOH National Board working with Journey through Ireland, a long-time reputable US based Irish tour operator has secured a very special tour of Dublin next August. The five-day, four-night tour of Dublin will include tickets to the 2020 Notre Dame – Navy football game in Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland on August 29, 2020. Specific ticket location are not yet available. The offer will be available only until Friday June 21st at which time, Journey through Ireland will release the tickets to the general public at a much higher cost.
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Born on November 10, 1925, Sterling, Scotland, raised in Corderry, Kilargue, Co. Leitrim to Patrick and Nora (nee Clarke-Carney) McGowan of County Leitrim. Beloved wife of the late Daniel J. Dennehy and most cherished Mother of Daniel (Siobhan) and Mary Hansen (Kevin)
and Grandmother of Ashling, Cara, Kevin and Brian. Loving sister of Kathleen Donegan, Felix McGowan, Eileen Woods, and the late Jim, Larry, Jack, Annabelle, and Gerry McGowan. Remembered for her beauty, warmth, cheerful nature and hospitality, as head hostess in NY &
Chicago for the Stouffers Restaurant chain, by the children of Mark Twain Middle School and to all who entered her front door.
Viewing will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 3:00 P.M – 9:00 P.M. in Hodder Farenga
Funeral Home, 899 McLean Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10704.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 10;45 A.M. in St. Barnabas
Church, 409 E 241st St, Bronx, NY.
Interment will follow in Gate Of Heaven Cemetery, Valhalla NY
Members of Joseph Duelk Jr Division 1 Orange County Monroe New York and Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan AOH Division 4 attended sunrise services at five cemeteries and two moments in Goshen NY. A prayer was said followed by the playing of pipes, then a 21 gun salute. Taps were played and all in attendance presented arms for our fallen heroes.
After visiting the Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Orange County, NY, members paid their respect at the grave of 1st Lt. Louis E. Allen. The Junior Division of AOH Joseph Duelk, Jr., Division 1, was named in memory of 1st Lt. Allen, who was killed on June 8, 2005, at Forward Operating Base Danger in Tikrit, Iraq.
Article and photos provided by Tom McDonald, Division 4 Orange County
The June 2019 Empire State Hibernian is now available for viewing. Please visit:
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)
On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Dutchess County’s Msgr. Sheahan Division 1 hosted Mr. Ryan Mahoney, Executive Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum which is located on the grounds of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, CT. Brother Mahoney gave a presentation on the history and mission of the museum, and also updated the audience as to the current state of affairs regarding the museum’s funding and future. Brother Mahoney made himself available to answer questions following the insightful presentation.
Dutchess Division 1 is hoping to organize a trip to the museum, for area AOH members, friends and families, complete with a guided tour and lecture/Q&A in the Fall of 2019. For information on the trip contact Division President CJ Tomaskovic at: email@example.com.
For information on the museum itself, visit their website at: https://www.ighm.org.
On Sunday, April 7, 2019, Staten Island’s AOH St. Columcille Division 4 and LAOH St. Brigid Division 4, joined by their family and friends, held their annual memorial Mass for deceased Brother and Sister Hibernians at the Church of St. Joachim and St. Anne on the grounds of the historic Mount Loretto. Over 75 Brother and Sister Hibernians attended the Mass, celebrated by Rev. Father Steve Ryan, SDB, assisted by Brother Anthony Carratozzollo, Eucharistic Minister. The Mass was organized these past three years thanks to the dedicated efforts of Brother Thomas Gray, Sr., St. Columcille Division 4’s immediate Past President and the Richmond County Board Vice President.
Mount Loretto was the site of the orphanage established by Rev. Father John Christopher Drumgoole. Father Drumgoole, born in Granard, County Longford on August 15, 1816, was ordained a priest in 1869, and established the orphanage Mission of the Immaculate Conception at Mount Loretto by purchasing three farms on Staten Island in 1882. The orphanage was a model institution and ensured that its children received both an education and safe and sanitary housing for its thousands of orphaned children. As well as providing for their spiritual guidance and teaching them a trade, the orphanage had the largest dairy farm in lower New York State, producing thousands of gallons of fresh milk daily for their children, as well as making their own butter and cream.
The AOH and LAOH think it fitting that we have our annual memorial Mass on this sacred ground established by a loyal son of Ireland who served his Church and his community with great devotion, until his death on March 28, 1888 from contracting pneumonia from the Blizzard of 1888 while out ministering to the faithful.
Brother Martin Crimmins, AOH District 5 Director and Past President of St. Columcille Division 4, served as the first reader of the Scriptures during the Mass, and Sister Margaret F. Walsh-Delbagno, LAOH Richmond County Board President and Past President of St. Brigid Division 4, read the second reading of the Scriptures.
Father Steve Ryan, SDB, gave a very warm and inspiring homily, talking about the life of Rev. Father John Drumgoole and his life of dedication, sacrifice and devotion to the poor orphans of New York, and the service rendered by the nuns and priests over the many years that the orphanage was in existence. Father Ryan also stressed the importance of prayer, confession, repentance and Holy Eucharist in our lives, and to focus on Christ in our daily living, and not on the materialism of this life.
Brother Kevin F. Mannion, Vice President of St. Columcille Division 4, provided the musical selection for the Mass. The entrance hymn was “On Eagle’s Wings,” the offertory hymn was “Here I Am, Lord,”, the Communion hymn was “Saint Patrick’s Breastplate,” the Communion reflection hymn was the hymn “Lady of Knock.”
Following Holy Communion, the names of all deceased Sister and Brother Hibernians who have passed on to their eternal rest, since the establishment of these Divisions on Staten Island in 1970, were read aloud, accompanied by the tolling of a bell for each departed Brother or Sister Hibernian. The family of Brother Philip McCusker, a charter member and first officer of the St. Columcille Division 4, also attended the Mass. The charters of both AOH St. Columcille Division 4 and LAOH St. Brigid Division 4 were displayed beside the altar and draped in mourning bunting, and were flanked by the Irish Tricolor and the American Stars and Stripes, as well as by two Irish pikes.
“The Soldier’s Song” and the “Star-Spangled Banner” were sung at the conclusion of the Mass, and the recessional hymn was “May the Road Rise to Meet You.”
After the Mass, all of the Brother and Sister Hibernians and their loved ones adjourned to Mount Loretto sports complex, where they enjoyed a delicious communion breakfast provided by renown Chef Eddie Canlon (As winner on TV’s “Chopped”). We were honored to have in attendance Brother Jack King, the Grand Marshal of the 2019 55th Annual Staten Island Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, as well as an AOH National Life Member, Brother Timothy O’Sullivan of St. Oliver Plunkett Division 16, Freehold, NJ, join us for the Mass and breakfast. Brother O’Sullivan is the proud father of Brother Neil O’Sullivan of Staten Island’s John F. Kennedy Division 1, and the father-in-law of Sister Cathy O’Sullivan of St. Brigid Division No. 4.
Story and photos by Brother Denis P. McGowan
After a few weather delays, the officers of Sullivan County Division 1 were duly installed at their monthly meeting on Monday, April 1, 2019. On hand to conduct the installation was Kevin P. Moore, NYS AOH District 8 Director and Kevin R. Cummings, NYS AOH Organizer and NYS AOH Co-Webmaster. Assisting as a Marshal in the event was James P. (JP) Graham, Past and Charter President of the division. The Graham family graciously offers a large meeting space so that the Sullivan Brothers can meet monthly to conduct division business including their many fundraisers, social events and parade activities.
Following the installation and meeting, the newly installed officers and division members celebrated their accomplishments and toasted an upcoming year filled with cultural events and fundraisers. Planning is underway for next year’s Jeffersonville Parade which continues to grow in size and popularity. Follow their many activities on the Sullivan County Brothers’ Facebook page.
A.O.H. Division 1 – North Rockland had their Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party for the NYS Veterans Home in Montrose NY. The Irish Family Band “Called Away” played Irish favorites and military songs. Bagpiper from Division 1, Tim O Neill and the Lynn Academy of Irish dance also performed for the residents.
Division 1 members and families served Irish soda bread and refreshments. A great time was had by all!