Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The 25rd Annual Glen Cove St Patrick’s Day Parade will take place on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 1 p.m at the Finley Middle School.

Traditional Irish Pipers perform in the Glen Cove St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The Parade has taken place annually since 1989.  It has grown to be the largest annual parade in Glen Cove and a civic celebration that is eagerly awaited each spring by all residents of the North Shore and the entire Irish community of Long Island.

2013 Grand Marshal Daniel Lane. Aides AOH and LAOH members Lisa Forgione, Joe McDonald, Robert and Pamela Panzenbeck.

Henry Healy joins Ireland Reaching Out

Loughrea, Galway, June 27th 2012, Henry Healy, community leader and high profile cousin of the current US President Barack Obama has joined Ireland Reaching Out, the national Diaspora initiative piloted in South-East Galway in 2011 and being rolled out nationally through 2012/2013. His new role as Ireland XO Community Activation Leader will involve visiting parishes and parish groups around Ireland introducing the Ireland XO organisation and objectives and working with them to reach out and engage with their Diaspora around the world.

Commenting on Henry’s appointment, Ireland Reaching Out Chairman and Founder Mike Feerick said that “Henry is the perfect person to work with parishes around the country on harnessing the benefits and potential of reaching out to their Diaspora. What the community in Moneygall have done is an inspiration to every local Irish community, yet every Irish parish has both high and low profile connections around the world who are very interested in learning more about and becoming involved in the parishes of their ancestors. Henry Healy stated that “I am truly delighted to become part of this innovative and highly energetic organisation. I believe in the power of the Diaspora and the powerful and positive contribution it can make over the long term to Irish people, at home and abroad. I am looking forward to working with parishes across Ireland through the coming year”

The Ireland XO is working in close partnership with the Gathering 2013 initiative which is preparing to invite an additional 340,000 visitors to Ireland through the end of 2013, and also with local county council and LEADER groups. Shannon Development, the economic development agency for the Mid-West is leading the adoption of Ireland XO in 376 parishes in its area with the assistance of local authority and LEADER organisations. Parishes across Ireland who are not yet involved in Ireland XO or the Gathering 2013 initiative are encouraged to contact the Ireland XO Headquarters in Loughrea, Co Galway. Henry Healy will be joining Ireland XO Parish Liaison Officer John Joe Conwell at promotional Gathering 2013 events in Castlebar, Co Mayo, Rathkeale, Co Limerick, and Thurles & Nenagh, Co Tipperary in coming weeks.

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Friends for Bill Benefit

Bill O’Donnell
Saturday, April 14, 2012 ♦ 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Monroe Irish Center
DJ Dublin Paul Byrne
Pipes and Drums of the A.O.H. of O.C.
Tricky Trays, 50-50, Special Raffles

$20.00 Donation
On Saturday, March 10th, Bill underwent a surgical procedure for the removal of his big toe due to complications of diabetes. On Tuesday, March 27th, a catastrophic fire at Bill’s home has rendered it uninhabitable. Bill has long been both an advocate and supporter of the Irish community in Orange County and throughout the state of New York.
Please come to this benefit and share your friendship for Bill!!

Sponsored by
Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division #1
Supported by
A.O.H. Orange County Board
A.O.H. Division #2
A.O.H. Division #4
Greenwood Lk. Gaelic Cultural Society
Irish American Assoc. of Middletown
L.A.O.H. Division #4
L.A.O.H. Division #5
St. Brendan’s G.F.C.
The Irish Heritage Festival

Contacts
Keith Reynolds
845-783-0205
Dennis Browne
845-774-9436

Meehan to receive Golden Bridges Award

In 2007, Mairtin O Muilleoir, publisher of the Irish Echo, announced the Golden Bridges award, to be annually presented in tribute to those who had built golden bridges of prosperity and investment between the U.S. and the North of Ireland.

This year, the recipients are author Mike MacDonald, Mary McAleer of the Irish American Partnership and AOH Past National President Jack Meehan. Jack was nominated by Boston’s undocumented Irish community for his more than 30 years of service to that cause.

The awards will be presented at a luncheon to be held at the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Centre, Boston, on November 11. The guest speaker will be Gerry Adams, TD. Our congratulations to Jack.

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