The AOH Division #9 New York County sponsored a “Month’s Mind” Memorial Mass for the late Martin McGuiness at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on May 24th, 2017. The mass drew many Irish American Community leaders, as well as current and past Political Leaders from both sides of the Atlantic.
The Reverend Monsignor Robert Ritchie, Pastor of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, was the principal celebrant of the mass, which included readings by AOH National Director Sean Pender, and Sinn Fein Deputy Leader Mary Lou McDonald. Former Special Envoy Senator George Mitchell delivered the eulogy.
(Photos by John O’Connell)
On April 20 2017, Albany LAOH Division #1, Albany AOH Division #5 and the Irish American Heritage Museum co-sponsored a commemorative lecture by Dr. Ruan O’Donnell.
The evening started with presentation of resolution/proclamations from Albany County Legislator Raymond Joyce and Albany City Council Member Joseph Igoe to commemorate the Manchester Martyrs. Ray and Joe are both AOH Division #5 members.
New York State Assemblyman and Staten Island Brothers Michael Cusick was unable to attend the Albany event but sent a Proclamation in support of of the Manchester Martyrs commemoration.