AOH Leaders Return to Where it All Began

A Visit to the Birthplace of the AOH in America

AOH National President Brendan Moore, Rev. Raymond Nobiletto, NY Past State President  Jim Burke and current AOH NY State President Tim McSweeney stand before a plaque commemorating the founding of The AOH in America

AOH National President Brendan Moore, Rev. Raymond Nobiletto, NY Past State President Jim Burke and current AOH NY State President Tim McSweeney stand in front of St. James Church before a plaque commemorating the founding of The AOH in America

On August 18th, 2015, National President Brendan Moore, NYS President Tim McSweeney, Past NYS President Jim Burke and Albany Div. 5 Treasurer Bernie Harney were treated to a tour of St. James Church in lower Manhattan hosted by Rev. Raymond Nobiletto, Pastor of Church of the Transfiguration.  The Transfiguration Parish recently acquired the St. James Church Building, where the AOH in America was founded in May of 1836.

The Sanctuary of the Church has not hosted a mass in over 4 years and has fallen into disrepair. Workers are removing the ceiling of the Sanctuary, as it is in danger of total collapse. Many other rooms and basement of the building are in need of restoration.
Fr. Nobiletto’s goal is to transform the Sanctuary into a multi-use community center and recreation area for the Parish School. The basement of the building will become a science lab for the school.

The delegation briefed Fr.Nobiletto how much of an important role that St. James played in the history of our order. Further meetings will be planned with Fr.Nobiletto to discuss the role of the AOH assisting in preserving this historic site.

AOH Division 5 Bronx – Awards Benefit


The Officers and Members of  The  Ancient Order of Hibernians, Bronx Division #5 invite you to their Annual Awards Ceremony to be held on Sunday, October 26th at The Rambling House Bar and Restaurant in The Woodlawn section of The Bronx.  The event will run from 3pm- 7pm and will honor 4 special individuals who have contributed greatly to The Irish Community.

The Division will present awards to:

Timothy McSweeney- AOH New York State Vice President

Ray O’Hanlon – Senior Editor of The Irish Echo Newspaper

Judge William Mogulescu – Irish Civil Rights Lawyer

Jerry Collins – Member of  The Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and Local American Legion Post Chaplain

This promises to to a very special event! Admission is @25.00 with a cash bar.


For more information, please contact Martin Galvin, Division 5 President at

or call (718) 324-8726.

AOH Division 1 Ulster County – The Hooley on the Hudson




The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Fr. Con Colbert Woulfe Division 1, Ulster County, and the City of Kingston invite you and all of your friends to the annual Hooley on the Hudson XIII™ to be held on Sunday, August 31, 2014 (the day before Labor Day) from 11:30 AM until 9:00 PM at the beautiful waterfront at the T.R. Gallo Memorial Park on the Rondout Creek in historic Kingston, New York.

Our “Parade of Dignitaries” is one of the highlights of our Irish Festival and allows our marchers to meet with some of the 20,000 plus attendees from throughout the Northeast who have made “The Hooley” a place to gather and celebrate Irish culture with two stages of Irish music, a Storytelling Stage, and numerous food and craft vendors. Focused on family, this event is free to all, Irish or not. Indeed, many families and school groups have made “The Hooley” their meeting venue each year.

The Hooley on the Hudson XIII™ promises to surpass last year’s record- breaking attendance with the scheduled visit of Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson, as well as the internationally acclaimed Irish band, Black 47, making one of its final appearances at our venue before retiring after 25 successful years.

Highlights on our Tara Stage include the New York Show band, the Andy Cooney Band, and Philadelphia’s Barleyjuice. Local favorites on our Feeney Stage include Vince Fisher and Tom Kiernan, McGroovin,’ the Quinn Brothers Band, and MacCana. Our popular Spoken Word Stage headed by Kingston’s own “Story Teller Laureate” Karen Pillsworth offers professional story tellers Kate Danaher, Lorraine Hartin- Gerlardi, and Jim Hawkins enrapturing adults and children. Both music stages will offer our very own exhilarating Ulster County AOH Pipes and Drum Band led by our Honor Guard as well as the ever popular Irish dance with Celtic Heels and Irish- American modern dance with Solas an Lae.

AOH Division 1, Elmira – 18th Annual Jack Burns Memorial Golf Tournamnet

The Elmira AOH will be hosting The 18th Annual Jack Burns Memorial Golf Tournament on Saturady,  July 19th at The Soaring Eagles Golf Course, 201 Middle Road, Horseheads, NY 14845.  The tournament will have registration at 12 Noon and a shotgun start at 1:00pm.  The format will be a 4-Man Scramble (Captain and Crew), and will include Golf, Carts, Lunch at the Turn, Dinner, and Awards.  The cost is $95.00 per golfer (380.00 per foursome).  There is also hole sponsorships available at $100.00 per hole.  The tournament is limited to only 30 foursomes so space is limited!  The entry deadline is July 7th.  Please Contact John Everett at (607) 731-8306 or email at   Please make checks payable to Emira AOH and mail to Golf Committee c/o/ Tom Corcoran, 701 Kinyon Street, Elmira, NY 14904.


There is lodging available for out of town golfers!  Interested parties may contact The Elmira Holiday Inn, 760 East Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901 (607) 734-4211  or The Coachman Motor Lodge, 908 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904 (607) 733-5526.


2013 NYS Bowling Tournament


SATURDAY APRIL 20th 2013 12:00 PM


Includes Bowling and Banquet
Special pricing for “Banquet Only”

WHERE: Sportsmen’s Bowl
1652 Crane Street

Schenectady Hibernian Hall
1746-1748 State St.
Schenectady, NY 12304

LAOH Teams, Single Bowlers, Cheerleaders, and Peanut Gallery Always Welcome

Sponsored By: JFK Div. #1 Schenectady County
Contact: Owen Cole: / (518) 527-5069
Steve Mackey: / (518) 346-7050

Click Here to Download Package

NYS FFAI Fundraiser

A Special Night of Song and Story

hosted by The Quiet Man Public House & AOH Division 18 Peekskill
Tuesday March 12 6pm Band @ 7pm

Concert & Buffet $30

Cash Bar

The Return of Ireland’s Number 1 Rebel Band

A Night Of Lively Irish Music you will not forget!

The Druids

New York State Board
Ancient Order Of Hibernians
Freedom For All Ireland Committee
Fundraiser to Support for Irish Groups Dedicated to Peace with Justice
Dan Dennehy- Chairman of New York AOH FFAI Committee
Tickets & Information (914)588-2710

Semi-Annual Meeting Auburn, NY

To: All National, State, County, Division Officers and Brother Hibernians

From: Timothy McSweeney AOH/NYS Secretary

Re: Semi- Annual New York State Board Meeting

Date: September 25,2012

The Semi- Annual New York State Board Meeting Mandated by Article II, Section 3 of the AOH/NYS By-Laws will Convene As Follows:

Date:  Saturday November 3, 2012

Time:  10:30am

Place: Auburn AOH Hall – 79 Van Anden St . Auburn N.Y. 13021

The Agenda for the meeting will be as follows:

Officers Reports

Committee Reports

Special Committee Reports

Old Business

New Business

Good of the Order of the order

All Officers must provide 80 copies of their report to file for expenses

New York State LAOH & AOH President’s Testimonial Dinner Honoring Denise Sobus & Michael J. McNabb

On November 3, 2012 the John F. Kennedy LAOH Division #2 and John F. Kennedy Division #1 of Auburn, New York will be hosting a Testimonial Dinner. This event will be honoring LAOH/NYS President, Denise Sobus and AOH/NYS President, Michael J. McNabb.

The evening will start with Mass at Holy Family Church at 4:30 p.m. We will then move across the street to the Holiday Inn. A cocktail hour will be served from 5:45 – 6:45. Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m., with music provided by Kilrush. Tickets for this event will be $75.00 per person. You will find a ticket order form with this letter. Ticket deadline is October 19, 2012.

In conjunction with this, we are putting together an Ad/Journal. Prices for advertising are:
Full Page – $100.00, Half Page – $60.00, Quarter Page – $35.00, Patron – $5.00. You will find an Ad/Journal form enclosed with this letter. The deadline for ads is October 12, 2012.

There will be a welcome reception on Friday November 2nd at the Auburn AOH Hall including  drink specials and snacks.

Room reservations can be made at the Auburn Holiday Inn by calling 315-253-4531.
You must use the code AOH when making your reservations.
Room rates are $99.95 plus tax per night.
Rooms must be reserved before October 2, 2012.

We look forward to seeing you in Auburn for a great weekend.

Click Here to download Forms

New Website Feature, the Event Calendar

The New York State Board has added an event calendar to the New YorK State Website. You can find it at

We will be putting on the calendar various State, County and Division sponsored events throughout the year and your and your division can submit events to be posted on this calendar.

Now, we are only going to post events that benefit the Hibernian Division, for example, the Irish 2000 Festival in Saratoga, the Hudson Valley Irish Fest, and the Nassau County Feis are run by corporations, but the members that  run these events are Hibernians and the events benefit the underlying Counties and Divisions, so they will be posted.

An example of what not to submit is a local Knights of Columbus dinner, where maybe 10 members of the Divisions are also members of that Council. Since no benefit goes to the AOH, please do not submit it since it will not be posted. Also please do not submit division meetings. They are already listed on the division directory, so there is no need to list them twice.

When posting events, please send in a word document that can be copied and pasted or type directly into the email information about the event. Do not send a PDF as many times they can’t be copied and pasted. PDFs will not be accepted. The address of the event, including the zip code and phone number of the location. Include the Date, the Time, and the Sponsoring Division. Also include the Contact Person’s Name, Phone Number and Email Address.

And please send it to or to submit it. You can contact me at 516-515-0484 for any questions.