A successful Nassau County Irish Feis and Festival was held on Sunday, September 17, 2017. The event was sponsored by the Nassau County Ancient Order of Hibernians and promotes Irish arts, culture, history and helps “keep the traditions alive” and well throughout central Long Island. This year’s event showcased over 400 Irish dancers, nine bagpipe bands, numerous Irish musicians and traditional Irish singers, Irish language speakers and storytellers. The Feis also played host to vendors selling Irish-themed jewelry, clothing and other wares.
In the photo on the right: New York State AOH President Vic Vogel (also a bagpiper with the Roisin Dubh Irish Pipe Band) visits with A. Warren Scullin, Nassau County AOH Organizer in the NYAOH Recruitment Tent. Brother Scullin and other Nassau County AOH members provided information to men and women seeking admission to the AOH and LAOH.
Additional photos of the day’s funfilled events and competitions are available courtesy of John O’Connell and can be viewed here.
The Nassau County AOH and LAOH Boards are looking forward to welcoming you to the 98th New York State AOH Biennial Convention and the 59th LAOH Biennial Convention, which will take place from July 8th-11th at the Long Island Marriot in Uniondale, NY.
On This Site,you will find the forms for convention registration, free night cruise, major degree, journal ads, and the golf outing registration. To book a room, please call the Long Island Marriott at 516-794-3800 and use the code “Ancient Order of Hibernians” to enjoy the $159 rate. Please book your room as soon as you can, as the rate is only good for rooms booked before June 17th.
The packages are priced at a $200 rate for the full package with the individual rates of $55 for the Icebreaker on Wednesday, $75 for the Friday night Awards dinner and $95 for the Installation Banquet, which will go up accordingly for registrations received after June 10th.
On Thursday July 9th, the Nassau County Convention Committee will be hosting a cruise departing from the Freeport Nautical Mile. The cost is $50 per person, which includes transportation to and from the ship, food, drink and entertainment.
Finally, the AOH Nassau County Board will be hosting a golf outing on Wednesday, July 8th. Enclosed is the information about costs, times and sponsorships.
The committee hopes you will enjoy your time in Nassau and if you have any questions, visit our website at www.nyaoh2015.com or feel free to contact the us.
We look forward to seeing you.
Yours in Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity,
Joe McDonald & Mike Byrne Regina Begley
AOH Convention Chairmen LAOH Convention Chairperson
The AOH Nassau County Board is proud to announce that it will be hosting the 42nd Annual Nassau County Feis & Irish Festival on Sunday, September 21 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.
The all day event will feature Irish Step Dancing, Bagpiping, Traditional Irish Singing, Gaelic Football, Irish Vendors, Irish Art and Language, and much much more!
This year, the festival will honor Eileen Cronin, host of the Long Ireland Radio Show that is heard on WRHU-FM (88.7).
Music will be provided by Celtic Justice.
A Mass will begin the day’s events and will be celebrated at 11:00am.
The cost is $10.00 per person with children under 16 admitted for free.
For more information, please visit the festival website at: http://www.nassauaohfeis.com/
Or you can Call at (646)481-3347.