Freedom For All Ireland Report – November 2017

by Martin Galvin
NYAOH FFAI Chair

A chairde:

              FFAI ISSUES UPDATE

A – DUP Conference on Restoring Stormont Assembly – Democratic Unionist Party head Arlene Foster, at her party’s annual conference, showed why Stormont collapsed. She called nationalist demands for legacy truth and an Irish language law “intransigent behavior” which must be given up to resurrect Stormont. She denounced a tribute to late Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, during the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis as “glorying in the murder of the IRA.” Foster demanded that nationalists accept British culture, the British flag, English royal family, British troops, British symbols and begin referring to the six counties as the separate country of ‘Northern Ireland’. She would only support the Irish language in a larger bill that puts Irish  down to the level of other cultures. Clearly after years of power-sharing Foster’s idea of a “balanced deal” is one in which nationalists give up their beliefs about British rule and freedom for all Ireland, and submit to hers. Meanwhile British colonial secretary James Brokenshire set the new budget for the north and Arlene Foster called for greater direct control of the north by British ministers.

B – Sinn Fein Ard Fheis – Gerry Adams announced that he would be standing down as party president after 34 years. The new leader will be chosen in a Special Ard Fheis expected by February of next year. It seems almost certain to be Mary Lou McDonald. The party also decided to try to get into coalition as a junior partner with either Fine Gael or Fianna Fail after the next 26 County election. This was a major change from the party’s prior policy of only entering a coalition where it would lead.

C – Pardon Moves for British Forces – Moves continued toward a ten year statute of limitations designed to mean no prosecutions of British forces for “Troubles” murders. In April, a Westminster parliamentary Defense Committee recommended such a measure to apply to British troops, the Ulster Defense Regiment and Royal Ulster Constabulary. In November, Tory MP Richard Benyon introduced a bill which would prevent court proceedings against British armed forces for any “offenses committed during military operations or similar circumstances; and for connected purposes.” These broad terms raise questions about whether it would include collusion and cover-up crimes. The bill was supported by DUP MP Emma Little-Pengelly whose father Noel Little, was a member of Ulster Resistance which helped to bring in South African arms for loyalist paramilitaries. The British are now floating a ‘consultation document’ to get people used to the idea. Justice campaigners contend such a measure would violate European Law and the Good Friday deal. Meanwhile, a Coroner’s Court ruling that the British Army killing of 11 year old Francis Rowntree in 1972 was not justified, points to grounds for prosecution of Fracis’ killer.

D – Loughinisland Film and Court Revelations on Collusion – The film premiere of “NO STONE UNTURNED” and Belfast High Court cases have revealed more proof that British forces armed, paid, targeted, covered-up or were otherwise complicit in sectarian murders carried out by loyalist agents. Six Loughinisland victims were murdered for watching Ireland play Italy in a World Cup soccer match in 1994. The movie names and shows recent film of the murderers, then reveals that in addition to the overwhelming evidence available from the recovered car, weapons, and clothing, the wife of one of the gunmen had telephoned and written confessing her involvement and naming the gunmen. Despite everything, no one was ever charged. Meanwhile a Belfast High Court judge who had already ruled that the PSNI Constabulary had violated the rights of families of the Glenanne Gang by blocking any effective investigation into their murders,  issued a new order to force the constabulary to do and publish a full investigation. The Glenanne Gang, which included members of the RUC and UDR is tied to more than 120 sectarian murders including 33 in the Dublin – Monaghan bombings. The judge was forced to issue the extraordinary order because the PSNI ignored his earlier judgment.        

 HEAR MARK THOMPSON- WILL AOH & AMERICA HELP STOP BRITISH IMPUNITY
(Read Mark Thompson’s Biography)

Over the past quarter-century Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice, among many human rights campaigners, has fought for truth and justice for the victims killed by British crown forces and their loyalist criminal agents. In inquests, court battles, Ombudsman Investigations and international scrutiny, they have proven many victims innocent. This also points to the fact that their killers were guilty. The British are making clear moves towards a 10 year cut off that will cut off any chance for truth for more than a thousand families. AOH and American help is crucial. Mark will be speaking at five New York AOH FFAI events in January, arriving on January 9th,returning to Belfast January 15th.We want to fill his afternoons with press and political briefings!

  • Wednesday, January 10th-Suffolk County AOH Division 2 Hall, 27 Locust Avenue ,Babylon-8pm-Suffolk and Nassau Counties
  • Thursday, January 11th-Wolfe Tone Pub 37 East 29th Street, 6pm-9pm Manhattan-co-sponsored by New York, Queens, Brooklyn and Bronx
  • Friday, January 12th-Rockland-Hibernian House 28 Railroad Avenue, Pearl River-7pm
  • Saturday, January 13th-Albany-AOH HALL 375 Ontario Avenue, Albany – 7pm- honoring Ciaran Geraghty Past NYS AOH  FFAI Chair
  • Sunday January 14th-Peekskill-venue to be arranged

Mark is a great speaker who has given truth, hope and a small measure of justice to many families whose loved ones were murdered by the British directly or by their loyalist agents. Hear him explain why American and AOH pressure on the British is urgently needed!

Please contact me at MGALVINESQ@AOL.COM.

Slan
Martin Galvin,
NYAOH FFAI Chair

Albany Freedom for All Ireland (FFAI) Night

AOH Fr. Henry Tansey Division 5 will be holding their Freedom for All Ireland (FFAI) Night on Saturday, January 13, 2018.  The goal of this annual event is to spread awareness of the social injustices and abuses that take place every day in the north of Ireland. 

This year honoree will be Past New York State FFAI Chairman, Ciaran Geraghty who will receive the Fr. John Murphy Award. This prestigious award is an annual recognition presented to the individual(s) who have, and continue to advocate for public awareness related to social injustices in the north of Ireland. Brother Geraghty, through his work as New York State FFAI Chairman and his continued advocacy, exemplifies a dedication to the cause and to the AOH Motto of “Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity.” His work to end the plight of Irish-Catholics in the north of Ireland is well-known. 

The special guest speaker for the event is Mark Thompson from Relatives for Justice (RFJ), a support group formed in the mid-1990s in Dungannon, County Tyrone.  RFJ was founded in April 1991 by bereaved families affected by the conflict in the north who came together to support each other. RFJ identifies and attempts to address the needs of those who have suffered loss and injury through one on one contact, self-help, group support, outreach, counselling, therapy, welfare and legal advocacy.

Mark Thompson is a founding member and CEO of RFJ who fulfills the group’s mission in providing a proactive and holistic approach to support families affected by conflict and human rights violations. His continuing work provides effective support for redressing human rights abuses and providing a wide range of services and support for those affected in Ireland. 

Please support this FFAI event. See the event flyer and journal ad form for more information or contact:

John Levendosky
FFAI Chairman
Albany AOH Fr. Henry Tansey Division 5
917-620-4085
j.levendosky@gmail.com

Freedom For All Ireland Report – October 2017

by Martin Galvin
NYAOH FFAI Chair

A chairde:

During our State Convention, members requested that FFAI do more than appeal for donations. FFAI must also give our members information about issues arising from the denial of freedom for all Ireland. Publicity/education will help members build American political support around these issues and raise money for groups which assist and support those victimized by the denial of freedom. These three elements should go hand in hand and involve cooperation with Political Education, Immigration etc.

FFAI MONTHLY BULLETIN

In response to these requests, I began a monthly FFAI Bulletin.   Issues are available on the state web site by clicking Reports and FFAI (thanks to Brother Cummings). The aim is to give you monthly updates on a few key events in the north with short explanations.

Since July a few of the key events already covered include:

Tory-DUP Deal, Brexit, Pardons proposal for British troopers, Catholic Families forced to flee their homes, Orange sectarian parades, the Ballymurphy Massacre Inquests etc.

I thank members who email me with constructive criticisms, and suggestions. These bulletins are only worth doing if our members find them worth reading!

IRISH ECHO-The editor has agreed to accept op/ed type pieces on FFAI issues on a monthly basis. All pieces include a note that the writer is the NY FFAI Chair, reminding readers that the New York State AOH continues to work towards FFAI. The latest piece on Gerry Conlon of the Guildford Four is in the current issue. Last month’s piece on the Ballymurphy Massacre got a good response from the Ballymurphy families.  

NEW YORK STATE FFAI MARK THOMPSON RFJ TOUR DATES SET

Our President Vic Vogel has authorized a tour by Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice. He will be here for our AOH FFAI events in January, arriving on January 9th,returning to Belfast January 15th.

  • Wednesday January 10th-Suffolk County co-sponsored by Nassau
  • Thursday January 11th-in Manhattan co-sponsored by NY City  counties
  • Friday January 12th-Rockland
  • Saturday January 13th-Albany
  • Sunday January 14th-Peekskill

Mark is a great speaker who has given truth, hope and a small measure of justice to many families whose loved ones were murdered by the British directly or by their loyalist agents. If we can make this tour a success he is willing to return because he understands the importance of American and AOH pressure on the British!

We want to get as much value out of this tour as possible. Some  things to consider in each area, would be a public event, (which can generate FFAI contributions from the host), briefings with   members, any local media coverage, and Proclamations or Citations from local government officials, which are taken very seriously in Ireland and by the British.

1918 MANDATE FOR IRISH FREEDOM CENTENNIAL

Last year we proudly commemorated the centennial of the 1916 Easter Rising and Proclamation of the Irish Republic. A highlight of this centennial year was a New York State Resolution, achieved under the leadership of our Past State President Tim McSweeney, Past FFAI Chair Ciaran Geraghty, and PEC Chair Liam McNabb.

Next year will mark another historic centenary. The 1916 Rising was initially unpopular, even condemned by elected Irish representatives. Irish feelings changed. Given the chance to vote for freedom, in the British General election of 1918 Ireland voted an overwhelming democratic mandate, for the 1916 Rising, and an Irish parliament, or Dail Eireann to govern a free 32 county Irish nation.

 A resolution, was unanimously passed at our State Convention that we commemorate the centennial of this vote for freedom. The AOH organized successful educational and publicity tours around 1916 Republic Day, and the Fenian Manchester Martyrs. We can promote the 1918 vote for all Ireland freedom, by highlighting this vote for freedom at our AOH Easter Commemorations, by lecture tours etc.

It is my hope to work under our Worthy President and PEC Chair to get a New York State Resolution along the lines of the accompanying draft Resolution.

FFAI RELATED COMMEMORATIONS AND EVENTS

The AOH holds many Memorials, Commemorations, and FFAI related events. I would like to highlight, promote and where possible attend these events. Tyrone AOH leaders want to recognize the AOH Memorial in Suffolk County, where Tom Clarke lived before returning to Ireland. Your events and work may inspire others around the state and in Ireland.

DO NOT FORGET THE CHRISTMAS APPEAL

Please contact me at MGALVINESQ@AOL.COM

Slan
Martin Galvin,
NYAOH FFAI Chair

 

DRAFT PROPOSED 1918 RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, on Easter Monday, April 24, 1916, Irish patriots, supported by “exiled children in America”, proclaimed Ireland’s ancient right to freedom, rebelled in Dublin against the might of the British Empire, and despite the Rising being crushed and its leaders executed, began events which won freedom for 26 of Ireland’s 32 counties in an IRISH REPUBLIC; and

WHEREAS, in 1918, in a British controlled General Election

where Ireland voted as one, the Irish People gave a democratic mandate ratifying the April 24, 1916 Easter Proclamation, and the creation of a free Irish parliament, or Dail Eireann to govern Ireland as a free 32 county nation ;and 

WHEREAS, in 2018 the centenary of this important event in Ireland’s great history, it is fitting that the 1918 vote for Irish freedom and mandate for an IRISH REPUBLIC  be suitably remembered, honored and commemorated on April 24,2018 ; and,

WHEREAS, it is particularly fitting that the 1918 mandate for Irish freedom be commemorated in the United States, because of the historic and indispensable part which Ireland’s exiled children in America played in those events, and also because of the worthy contributions made by Irish Americans to the freedom, liberty, culture, and economic well-being of the United States; and

WHEREAS the ANCIENT ORDER of HIBERNIANS, the oldest and largest Irish–American organization, is dedicated to perpetuating the history and traditions of the Irish people and to promoting Freedom for all Ireland;

NOW LET IT BE RESOLVED: That this legislative body pauses in its deliberations to remember and honor the legacy of the 1918 vote ratifying Ireland’s right to freedom and 32 county self-government as proclaimed on April 24th,1916.

Freedom For All Ireland Report – September 2017

by Martin Galvin
NYAOH FFAI Chair

A chairde:

FFAI ISSUES UPDATE

A-Catholic Families Forced to Flee Belfast Homes- Four Catholic families were forced to flee their homes after being told by the constabulary they were under death threat from loyalist Ulster Volunteer Force paramilitaries. The families were driven out of the Cantrell Close area in Belfast, a new Housing Executive project aimed at cross-community housing. The IRISH NEWS noted that “if similar threats happened anywhere else in Ireland or Britain or the western world, it would likely make international headlines.” UVF flags had already been draped around this estate since June to mark the area as UVF territory.

B-English Protests over British Trooper Prosecutions- Supporters of Dennis Hutchings, a former British trooper charged with shooting dead John Pat Cunningham in Benburb, marched in London protesting prosecutions of any former British troopers for Troubles murders. The victim, then 27 with learning difficulties and a fear of troopers, was shot in the back while running away. Because of new inquests, and investigations, a few rubberstamped killings by British crown forces are now being seriously investigated for the first time. Troopers fear facing charges. During the protest, speakers expressed outrage that Hutchings  at age 75 could be prosecuted for a 1974 killing. The angry protest took place one day after the crown announced it would proceed with charges against Belfast Republican Ivor Bell,80, for a 1972 incident despite Mr. Bell’s severe medical issues.   

C- DUP Demands Funds Cutoff for Relatives For Justice- Democratic Unionist Party MP Emma Little-Pengelly demanded that the victims’ group have its funding ended because RFJ representatives had attended an anniversary Mass for three Tyrone IRA Volunteers, killed by the SAS twenty-nine years ago. She pointed to an RFJ message that it was “privileged” to be at the Mass for Brian and Gerard Mullin and Martin Harte.RFJ said it would “support all victims and survivors without fear or favor.” Little-Pengelly is the daughter of Noel Little, a member of Ulster Resistance which helped to bring in South African arms for loyalist paramilitaries.

D-Orange Order Insulted by Reconciliation Efforts– Rev Mervyn Gibson, the Grand Secretary of the Orange Order branded efforts to persuade Unionists that they would be better off in a united Ireland as “insulting.” Rev. Gibson told the IRISH NEWS, that he “finds it insulting when people even try and convince me of a unionist place in a united Ireland”. He said claims of financial betterment were a “bribe” or “attempt to buy unionists”. Gibson also said that the Conservative Party-DUP deal might mean restoring Orange Order Parades in Drumcree and other nationalist areas where they had been blocked.

NEW YORK FFAI MARK THOMPSON RFJ TOUR DATES SET

Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice will be speaking at five New York AOH FFAI events in January, arriving on January 9th,returning to Belfast January 15th.

  • Wednesday, January 10th– Suffolk County co-sponsored by Nassau
  • Thursday, January 11th– in Manhattan co-sponsored by NY City counties
  • Friday, January 12th– Rockland
  • Saturday, January 13th– Albany
  • Sunday, January 14th– Peekskill

Mark is a great speaker who has given truth, hope and a small measure of justice to many families whose loved ones were murdered by the British directly or by their loyalist agents. If we can make this tour a success he is willing to return because he understands the importance of American and AOH pressure on the British.

SPECIAL ENVOY WIN

Last month we noted that the AOH joined Congressman Crowley and other groups in demanding that a new Special Envoy be appointed for the north. The announced decision not to appoint one has been reversed with AOH support.

Hope to see some of you at the “Spirit of 1916 Awards” Bronx Fundraiser Sunday October 22nd at the Rambling House, Katonah Avenue in Woodlawn 3pm-7pm.In addition to honoring our National Secretary Jere Cole, Past NY County President Thomas Beirne, and Hugh McMorrow, we are honoring MacBride Principles champion, Pat Doherty. (914-589-7105)

Please contact me at MGALVINESQ@AOL.COM.

Slan
Martin Galvin,
NYAOH FFAI Chair

Freedom For All Ireland Report – August 2017

by Martin Galvin
NYAOH FFAI Chair

A chairde:

FFAI ISSUES UPDATE

A-British Collusion no Illusion –
Former RUC officer Stephen Weir  told the IRISH NEWS, that top British officials were directly complicit with the notorious “Glenanne Gang.” Off-duty members of British crown forces, working with Ulster Volunteer Force loyalists, the gang committed more than 130 sectarian murders, including the horrific Dublin-Monaghan bombings which killed 33 civilians and injured more than 300.Weir said most leaders of criminal loyalist groups were paid British agents, working for the British Army or RUC. He spoke after a Belfast High Court judge ruled that the PSNI had violated the human rights of relatives of the gang’s victims, by shutting down any probe of British state connection to the murders by arming, paying, shielding and directing the murderers.

B-Document Proves Immunity for Killings by British Troops –
A top level British Ministry memorandum, uncovered by Relatives For Justice, noted that the British Army “should not be inhibited in its campaign by the threat of Court proceedings.” RFJ Director Mark Thompson, said “we always believed that British Troopers had immunity, now we have concrete evidence.”  The sister of murder victim Gerard Gibson said the 1972 document explains why no British troopers were ever prosecuted for his murder or for other killings like Bloody Sunday.

C-Finucane Appeal Granted but new Threats against Lawyers 
The Finucane family’s legal fight for a public inquiry into the assassination of civil rights lawyer Pat Finucane will now go to the Supreme Court. Pat Finucane was the lawyer for Bobby Sands MP, and other high profile political cases in British courts. He was murdered by British agents after threats from the RUC and at Westminster. British Prime Minister David Cameron reneged on promises of a public inquiry to unearth all the facts of British

state involvement.  Meanwhile a report by Human Rights First, titled A Troubling Turn, documents that lawyers who bring legacy cases against British crown forces have received death threats and abuse and triggered by British tabloids calling such cases “witch-hunts”.

D-Internment Day March Halted 
A Republican parade which applied to march to Belfast City Center was blocked. This year’s march was intended to highlight the injustice of the Internment by License of Tony Taylor. The Derry Republican was released on license or parole but then suddenly put back in prison without charges or a right to be present or be informed of secret evidence against him. His case is a threat against others  including releases under the GFA. He is supported by the SDLP, Sinn Fein and Catholic Church and Independent Republicans. Meanwhile “Britain First” an extreme right wing group was allowed to rally at Belfast City Hall.

SPECIAL ENVOY FOR NORTH MAY BE SCRAPPED

The AOH is opposing plans by the State Department to scrap the post of Special Envoy for the North. The decision to leave the post vacant was contained in a letter to Senate Foreign Relations Chair Corker. Congressman Joe Crowley, called the decision a “major mistake.” AOH PEC Chair Neil Cosgrove, has written to Congress and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, urging them to push back against this decision. The post appoints a senior official to provide American monitoring and leadership at a time when the Tory-DUP alliance is deeply worrisome.

NEW YORK FFAI WILL HOST MARK THOMPSON TOUR FOR RFJ

State President Vic Vogel has authorized FFAI to sponsor a one week tour by Mark Thompson of Relatives for Justice in January.

RFJ founded in Belfast, in 1991 has played a leading role in supporting the families of victims murdered by British crown forces or in collusion with loyalists. No one knows more about the fight to hold Britain to account and get justice for the victims! Mark has agreed to come because he and the victims rely on American help, especially from the AOH.

Mark Thompson, arrives January 9th,and is tentatively booked for public events in New York City on the 11th and Albany on the 13th.We want your requests to book the open dates on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. We want your help and ideas to get press coverage and political briefings as well as generating money for FFAI. This is a great opportunity for us at a time when events in Ireland show that American and specifically AOH pressure on the British is crucial! Please contact me directly.

FFAI THEMED COMMEMORATIONS AND EVENTS

Brothers, the AOH holds many Memorials, Commemorations, and FFAI related events. I would like to highlight, promote and where possible attend these events.

Recently I mentioned to Tyrone AOH leaders the AOH Memorial and Easter Commemoration in Suffolk County, where Tom Clarke lived before returning to Ireland. The AOH in Tyrone, Clarke’s county, were impressed and are discussing ideas how to give recognition.  

Your events and work may inspire others around the state and in Ireland!

Please contact me at MGALVINESQ@AOL.COM.

Slan
Martin Galvin,
NYAOH FFAI Chair

Freedom For All Ireland Report – July 2017

by Martin Galvin
NYAOH FFAI Chair

A chairde:

During our State Convention, FFAI led by Chairman Ciaran Geraghty highlighted the following issues:

TORY – DUP WESTMINSTER DEAL

British Prime Minister Theresa May called a special election, to increase her power. She lost seats and fell short of a majority. May then made a deal for votes with the Democratic Unionist Party(DUP), founded by Ian Paisley now headed by Arlene Foster, to stay in power.

Campaigners in Ireland have contacted the AOH about issues like:

A-Bloody Sunday pardons-For 45 years, the victims’ families have fought for justice. AOH members marched to support them. Criminal charges against British troopers are under consideration. The DUP wants pardons disguised as a statute of limitations , meaning no murder charges against British crown forces, for Bloody Sunday or other crimes.

B-Ballymurphy Massacre Inquests-Between August 9th-11th-1971,British troopers shot down 10 people, including a Catholic priest in the Republican heartland of Ballymurphy in Belfast. The British whitewashed the killings. The Ballymurphy families, among other victims’ families are legally entitled to inquests where the truth could be told. The British block funds for these inquests saying they need DUP permission to give these families their day in a British court.

C-Sectarian Parades-the British Parades Commission has placed some limits on Orange sectarian parades invading nationalist areas like the Garvaghy Road. The Orange Order has called on the DUP to clear the way.

D-Brexit-Britain’s decision to leave the European Community will draw a border across Ireland threatening travel hardships and economic disaster as well as undercut European Law and GFA obligations. The DUP supports Brexit with customs, trade and immigration controls across Ireland.

1918 MANDATE FOR IRISH FREEDOM CENTENNIAL

In 1918 Ireland voted an overwhelming democratic mandate for the 1916 Rising, and creation of an Irish parliament, or Dail Eireann to govern a free 32 county Irish nation.

 A resolution, copy attached, was unanimously passed, that we honor and promote awareness of the legacy of this centennial.

The AOH organized successful educational and publicity tours around 1916 Republic Day, and the Fenian Manchester Martyrs. We   hope to promote the 1918 vote for all Ireland freedom, with lecture tours, state resolutions, and by highlighting this vote for freedom at all our AOH Easter Commemorations etc.

MACBRIDE PRINCIPLES UNDER THREAT

One of the primary means of enforcing the MacBride Principles has been shareholder resolutions. A bill now pending in Washington would end this by requiring billions of dollars in stocks to raise justice issues. Both the state and city Comptrollers have asked for AOH help to block the misnamed ‘Financial Choice Act’ now pending in the United States Senate. Our 2 New York Senators and especially Schumer are key on stopping this bill which already passed the House.

BOOK DONATIONS

Some members had great success in placing books on Irish history, and politics in local libraries. This is a great initiative which should be investigated and followed where possible.

CHRISTMAS APPEAL

There was a very positive meeting between state and national officers about the Christmas Appeal and FFAI selection.

POLITICAL- EDUCATIONAL-FUNDRAISING

FFAI should educate about the key issues caused by the denial of freedom for all Ireland, build political support around these issues and raise money for those affected. These elements are tied together!

Slan,

Martin Galvin,
NYAOH FFAI Chair

Albany Area FFAI Event A Success

The Albany AOH/LAOH Freedom for All Ireland Fundraiser was held at the Father Henry Tansey Division 5 Hall on Saturday, January 28, 2017.  The Guest of Honor was Winner of the 2016 Father Murphy Award, Father Gary Donegan from Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne, Belfast, NI. Fr. Donegan captivated those in attendance with his reflections on the ordeals suffered by the children attending Holy Cross School and the work of all those involved in peace and reconciliation.

In attendance were many AOH National Board Officers including Sean Pender, National Treasurer; Liam McNabb, National Director for NY, Dan Dennehy, National Director for the NY Metro Area and National Immigration Chair and Tim McSweeney, National Organizer and New York State Board President.

Many NY State AOH/LAOH Board officers were in attendance including NY LAOH President Karen Keane and NY State Board Secretary, Tom Lambert who came in from Buffalo.

Congratulations to Albany area Hibernians, Delores Desch of LAOH JFK Division 1 and John Levendosky, Father Henry Tansey, AOH Division 5, Event Co-chairs for a job well done and thank you to all Hibernian Brothers and Sisters who made the night a huge success.

Albany AOH/LAOH Freedom for All Ireland

Save the date!
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Albany AOH/LAOH Freedom for All Ireland Event to be held at the Father Henry Tansey Division 5 Hall.  Guest of Honor and Winner of the 2016 Father Murphy Award, Father Gary Donegan, Holy Cross Church, Ardoyne, Belfast, NI.  Souvenir Journal ads available. Click here for more information.

 

 

 

The 2015 Freedom For All Ireland Night

    LAOHLogo  The Albany, NY LAOH & AOH Present  AOHLogo

The 2015 Freedom For All Ireland Night

Saturday, November 7, 2015
6:30pm

Hibernian Hall
375 Ontario St.
Albany, NY 12208

Guest of Honor and Recipient of the 2015 Fr. Murphy Award

Sean Pender

Sean Pender

Past National Director FFAI and AOH National Board Director , NJ-DE-MD

Journal ad information

Music by Kilrush

Ticket Price $25.00
Raffles – Food – Prizes
Table Reservations Required

Contacts:

Dolores Desch at laohdolores@yahoo.com

Ray McDermott at 518-421-9945 or rmcderm1@nycap.rr.com