The 99th Biennial Convention Concludes

The 99th AOH New York State Biennial Convention has concluded and delegates from across the state headed back home invigorated with thoughts and ideas obtained during the informative sessions.  Thanks to the Buffalo Convention Committee and all of our Western New York AOH Brothers for a unforgettable stay. The Buffalo Convention will be remembered for a very long time! 

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the NYS Board. Special thanks and a job well done to our outgoing officers, especially Tim McSweeney.  The success of the last two years was due in no small part to your leadership and hard work!

Click here to view photo albums taken at the many convention events. (Photos courtesy of John O’Connell). Additional photos will be added shortly.

Members and convention guests are invited to submit their favorite photos and/or videos of the convention events for posting on the website.  Please send to


NY State AOH/LAOH Biennial Convention

The 99th New York State AOH Biennial Convention and the 60th LAOH Biennial Convention will take place at the Adam’s Mark Hotel in Buffalo, July 12 – 15th, 2017.  For additional information visit the official convention website at:


Thomas Lambert, AOH Convention Chair or 716-796-7687

Barry Griffith, Journal Chairman or 716-812-2487


Buffalo AOH/LAOH Annual Christmas Party

Join us as we honor

AOH and LAOH Hibernians of the Year

William “Chip” Butler and Tina Maue

Saturday, December 10, 2016
6PM – 11 PM in the Claddagh Room

Buffalo Irish Center
245 Abbott Road, Buffalo, NY

$25 per person includes tax, tip and the following:

Open Bar 6PM-7PM:
Appetizers, Cocktails, Beer, etc. Please bring a dish
and a prize for the raffle table!

Family Style Dinner 7PM-8:30PM:
Salad, Roast Beef, Breast of Chicken, Mixed Vegetables,
Potatoes Au Gratin, Roll, Dessert, Coffee and Tea.

After Dinner: Irish Coffee!
Awards and Door Prizes 8:30PM – 9PM

Music: Sound System to 11 PM
M.C. for the evening: Tom Lambert

Table Center Pieces: Alice McGuire and Diane O’Brien

Beer, Wine and Soft Drinks are included to 11 PM

** Reservations may be made for a table of eight.

** If unable to attend, a donation will be appreciated.

** Your early ticket purchase will be appreciated. Thank You.

To confirm reservations for you and your guests,
please send a check by 12/5/16 payable to AOH Division 1 and mail to:

Kevin Lafferty
273 OKell Street
Buffalo, NY 14220

Please direct any questions to:
Kevin Lafferty 913-6080
Tom Lambert 796-7687
Patricia Hamilton 608-6361

Tickets will not be sold at the door

Preparations Underway in Buffalo for 99th Biennial Convention


NY State Officers and Host Committee members in Buffalo, New York

Members of the NYS AOH Executive Board along with NYS LAOH President Karen Keane, met with members of the Buffalo Convention Committee to observe preparations being made for the 99th Biennial AOH New York State Convention.

The Convention is scheduled for the week July 11-15 in 2017. The local committee provided the State Board with details of organizing an event that is expected to attract hundreds of delegates from across the entire state. The Host Committee then took the visiting State Officers on a tour of the hotel and facilitated a planning meeting with hotel staff.

The visitors came away impressed with the tremendous work being done and all indications point to a very successful and enjoyable event. Booking and reservation details for the convention will be posted on this site as soon as they become available.

Stay Tuned!!!

1866 Fenian Invasion Celebration

2016-05-27_10-34-16The Ancient Order of Hibernians and Black Rock Historical Society present “Muster the Troops!” Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the Fenian Invasion of 1866 on Friday, June 3, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Buffalo Irish Center located at 245 Abbott Rd, Buffalo, NY 14220.  This Hooley program will be the kick-off celebration for the commemorative weekend event.

The next day, on Saturday, June 4th, the commemoration will continue at 12 noon at Tow Path Park in Buffalo with a ceremony to include readings and acknowledgements of the contributions of the Fenian Movement.

After the ceremony, all guests are welcome to join us at a reception at the Black Rock Historical Society Museum, 1902 Niagara Street, Buffalo, NY.

For more information view Friday night’s Hooley Program and Saturday’s Ceremony Program.

Jim Burke Elected President

The NY AOH met in Saratoga for it biennial convention back in July and new slate of officers were elected. Jim Burke of Massapequa was elected President. Tim McSweeney of Selkirk, NY was elected Vice President, Victor Vogel of Islip moved up to Secretary and Thomas Lambert of Buffalo was elected Treasurer.

You can view our complete list of new officers by clicking here.