Oneida County AOH Celebrates Easter Rising Centenary


another angle on attendees awaiting presentation ceremony

The AOH joined with other Irish organizations to commemorate The Easter Rising Centenary


     Over 165 enthused members of the Central New York Irish Community joined together at the luxurious Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro, New York on April 29th to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Easter Uprising in Ireland and honor those who have served the local Irish community.



Mark Sisti, Jim and Diana O’ Looney, Kevin Kearney, Pat Dugan and Chief Russell Brooks were honored at the event.

The sponsoring coalition consisted of members from The John C Devereux Division #1 Oneida County, Ladies of Knock Chapter LAOH, the Emerald Society, Great American Irish Festival and Craobh Dugan.


Jim O’Looney receives a healing from Father Salerno at the Mass which was held at Our Lady of Lourdes in Utica.

AOH Division #1 Oneida County – North of Ireland Panel Discussion

The John Devereux Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will present “A Catholic View of Life in Northern Ireland” on Monday, Nov. 16.


It will be held at Mohawk Valley Community College in the Schafer Theater at 6 p.m.

Denis Mulcahy, founder of Project Children, will explain the need for his organization and the effect on the peace process in Northern Ireland.

Geordy Austin will explain “his role as an Irish nationalist in Belfast, his harassment by the British and the attempts on his life that forced him to leave Ireland and move to America,” according to organizers.

Also, Eddie Gilmartin will speak about his childhood growing up during the violence.

All three will give their views on what the future holds for Northern Ireland.