Rockland County Emerald Ball

Each year the start of the St. Patrick’s Day season begins with the Rockland County Emerald Ball and once again, the Rockland County Men’s and Ladies’ Ancient Order of Hibernians invite you to support this special event. The Emerald Ball is a night to celebrate our Irish culture and traditions with great friends, food, music, and also serves as the primary fundraiser for the 56th Annual Rockland County AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year’s ball will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Pearl River Hilton at 7 p.m. As always, we will honor individuals who distinguish themselves through their actions and personify our motto of “Friendship, Unity & Christian Charity.” As such, we are proud to announce that our 2018 honorees are:

Hibernian of the Year: William Young
Businessperson of the Year: Neill Acer, Defiant Brewing Company
Parade Commander: Francis T. Duffy, USMC
Grand Marshal: Emmett Woods
Aide to the NYC Grand Marshal: James Russell

There are a variety of ways that you can support this year’s event including attending the Emerald Ball, sponsoring an ad in our journal, attending the Parade Day Breakfast, or making a direct donation. The cost to attend the Emerald Ball is $125 per person and the Parade Day Breakfast is $35 per person. Details for purchasing tickets and journal ads or making a direct donations can be found on the enclosed form as well as on our website at www.rocklandcountyaoh.com.

We thank you in advance for supporting the 56th Annual Rockland County AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Sincerely,

John McGowan
Rockland County AOH President

Lillian Murphy
Rockland County LAOH President

2018 Emerald Ball
February 24th at the Pearl River Hilton Cocktail Hour 7 p.m.–8 p.m., Dinner & Dancing 8 p.m.–12 a.m. with the Bainbridge Avenue Band

Parade Day Breakfast
March 18th, at the Pearl River Hilton, immediately following the Parade Mass

56th Annual Rockland County AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 18th, 1 p.m., Middletown Road to Central Avenue in Pearl River

Pearl River Hilton
500 Veterans Memorial Drive, Pearl River, NY 10965 845.735.9000 – Special room rates available, mention Rockland Co. AOH Emerald Ball

Rockland County Emerald Ball

Each year the start of the St. Patrick’s Day season begins with the Rockland County Emerald Ball and once again, the Rockland County Men’s and Ladies’ Ancient Order of Hibernians invite you to support this special event. The Emerald Ball is a night to celebrate our Irish culture and traditions with great friends, food, music, and also serves as the primary fundraiser for the 56th Annual Rockland County AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This year’s ball will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Pearl River Hilton at 7 p.m. As always, we will honor individuals who distinguish themselves through their actions and personify our motto of “Friendship, Unity & Christian Charity.” As such, we are proud to announce that our 2018 honorees are:

Hibernian of the Year: William Young
Businessperson of the Year: Neill Acer, Defiant Brewing Company
Parade Commander: Francis T. Duffy, USMC
Grand Marshal: Emmett Woods
Aide to the NYC Grand Marshal: James Russell

There are a variety of ways that you can support this year’s event including attending the Emerald Ball, sponsoring an ad in our journal, attending the Parade Day Breakfast, or making a direct donation. The cost to attend the Emerald Ball is $125 per person and the Parade Day Breakfast is $35 per person. Details for purchasing tickets and journal ads or making a direct donations can be found on the enclosed form as well as on our website at www.rocklandcountyaoh.com.

We thank you in advance for supporting the 56th Annual Rockland County AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

Sincerely,

John McGowan
Rockland County AOH President

Lillian Murphy
Rockland County LAOH President

 2018 Emerald Ball
February 24th at the Pearl River Hilton Cocktail Hour 7 p.m.–8 p.m., Dinner & Dancing 8 p.m.–12 a.m. with the Bainbridge Avenue Band

Parade Day Breakfast
March 18th, at the Pearl River Hilton, immediately following the Parade Mass

56th Annual Rockland County AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 18th, 1 p.m., Middletown Road to Central Avenue in Pearl River

Pearl River Hilton
500 Veterans Memorial Drive, Pearl River, NY 10965 845.735.9000 – Special room rates available, mention Rockland Co. AOH Emerald Ball

Souvenir Journal Sponsorship Information

Ceol Mór Bagpipe Band Competition A Success

The Ceol Mór Bagpipe Band Competition and Festival was held on Saturday, July 22nd and was a huge success according to Dermot Moore, NYAOH Special Projects Chair, and an organizer of the event.  The festival and competition, held at the newly opened Rockland GAA fields in Orangeburg, was sponsored by the Rockland County AOH. The event will be held annually so look for the event in July 2018. 

A video of the event is available through Dropbox.

Rockland AOH Div. 4 Tenth Annual Golf Outing

The Suffern AOH Division 4 2017 Golf Outing will take place this year on Monday, August 21, 2017 at Spook Rock Golf Course. This outing will be held in Memory of Vincent Crotty and Christopher Konkowski.  As many of you know both young men were taken much too soon in an automobile accident on their way to baseball practice at Suffern High School.  This Year there will be a HOLE IN ONE CHALLENGE where players have a chance to WIN A Harley Davidson Motorcycle on one of the Par 3’s.  At the remaining three Par 3’s players will still compete in the HOLE IN ONE CHALLENGE having a chance to win various other prizes.

If you are interested in participating you can contact: – Jimmy Tesseyman at 914-980-3012 – E-mail: SuffernAOH@gmail.comDownload the flyer, registration form and hole sponsor here.

Rockland County 1916 – 2016 Rising Celebrations

2016 Commemoration

Final plans are now underway for the 1916 Easter Rising commemoration in Rockland County.  We would again like to make you aware of our plans:

Friday, April 22, 2016:  Hibernian House and Division 3 will be hosting a Rambling night of music and poetry at Hibernian House, 26 Railroad Avenue, Pearl River, N.Y.  Read more here.

Saturday, April 23, 2016:  A bus will be departing from the Pearl River Hilton to attend the National AOH/LAOH Easter Rising commemoration at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC.  The bus will be leaving Pearl River at 11:30 a.m. and will be returning back to Rockland County at 3:15 p.m.  The bus again will be departing New York City at 6:30 p.m. for the return trip to Rockland County.  The cost of the bus is $ 20 per person. Read more here.

Saturday, April 23, 2016:  Our friends at Irish Northern Aid will be holding their 1916 Commemoration Dinner at Leonard’s of Great Neck at 7 p.m.  For further information, please contact Brian Pearson at 845-825-0800. Read more here.

Sunday, April 24, 2016:  Buses will depart from the Pearl River Hilton to the GAA fields in time for mass to begin at 10:30 a.m.  Immediately following mass, we will hold our ceremony at the GAA fields with a reading of the 1916 Proclamation and procession of various Irish groups.  A luncheon will follow at the Pearl River Hilton at 2:00 p.m. The cost for the luncheon is $ 40 per person.  Read more and RSVP here.

Finally, The Bobby Sands chapter of Irish Northern Aid will be honoring National AOH President, Brendan Moore and Chairman of Structure Tone, Jim Donaghy on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Pearl River Elks.  All proceeds from the journal are being donated to the Rockland 1916 Commemoration Committee.  Read more regarding the journal and social that follows.

Rockland County AOH, New York
Men’s County Board – James Russell, President
Ladies’ County Board – Lillian Murphy, President