Unquiet Graves: The Story of the Glenanne Gang

Alan Brecknell from the Pat Finucane Center will present the documentary Unquiet Graves: The Story of the Glenanne Gang which details how members of the RUC and UDR, (a British Army regiment) were centrally involved in the murder of over 120 innocent civilians during the recent conflict in Ireland.  It will detail how these members worked hand in hand with known sectarian murderers in the targeted assassinations of farmers, shopkeepers, publicans and other civilians in a campaign aimed at terrorizing the most vulnerable in society. Now known as the Glenanne Gang, the group of killers rampaged through Counties Tyrone and Armagh and across into the Irish Republic in a campaign that lasted from July 1972 to the end of 1978.

The film is narrated by academy award nominated actor Stephen Rea and directed by award winning director, Seán Murray.
Admission is free and open to all.  Doors open at 7pm for a meet and greet with the film presentation at 7:30. Documentary is 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Board Meeting and Testimonial Dinner

The NY State Board Fall Meeting will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 in Melville, NY beginning at 10:00 AM.  Officers and committee chairs are asked to bring 75 copies of their semi-annual reports.

Melville Marriott 
1350 Walt Whitman Road

Melville, NY 11747


The Melville Marriott at 631-423-1600 for information and room reservations.


State President’s Testimonial Dinner

Join us at the Testimonial Dinner honoring Vic Vogel, President, New York State AOH on Saturday, November 3, 2018 at the Melville Marriott, 1350 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 11747 (www.melvillemarriott.com). The awarding of the 2018 NYS AOH Burns-Hayes Award to William “Bill” Powers of the AOH Thomas Carroll Division, Buffalo, New York will also take place as part of the evening’s festivities.

The event will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a celebratory Mass followed by the dinner beginning at 7:00 p.m. Music will be by “Great River Junction.” Dinner tickets are $125 and include choice of Entrée’, Salad, Dessert and include a three hour open bar.

Follow the links for Dinner Registration Forms and Journal Ad Contacts.

Hotel Rooms are available Friday, November 2nd and Saturday, November 3rd at $139/Night @ AOH Rate (does not include taxes).  Please use code: Ancient Order of Hibernians. The Reservation Number: 631-423-1600.  Book your group rate for NYS Ancient Order of Hibernians.

For more information, please contact Walter Butler, Event Chair at wbutler547@aol.com or at 631-384-3971


Spring AOH/LAOH Meetings and Events a Success

The NY State Board spring meeting weekend started early in East Durham on Friday, May 4, 2018 with the NYS AOH James F. Hayes Golf Classic and the Austin V. Carew Scholarship Fund event held at Sunny Hill Golf Course.

View additional photos courtesy of John O’Connell

The spring meeting took place the next morning on at the Shamrock House.  The meeting was well attended with a standing-room only crowd. AOH members in attendance from across the Empire State heard board officers and committee chairs report on activities that occurred since the last board meeting in the fall.

View additional photos courtesy of John O’Connell

Reports included the success of the “Ireland’s 1918 Freedom Mandate” event which took place on April 24th at the New York State Capitol Building, the formation of two new divisions in Westchester and Queens and other reports on polictical education, immigration, charity and missions and district director reports.

Members were also introduced to the new Executive Director of the Irish American History Museum (IAHM) in Albany. Dr. Elizabeth Stack thanked the NY AOH membership for their unwavering support of the museum and its mission and spoke passionately about her own experiences as a immigrant.

On hand for the meeting were National Board officers: President Hon. James F. McKay III, Vice President Daniel O’Connell, Secretary Jere E. Cole, Jr., and Treasurer Sean Pender along with National Directors: Liam McNabb, Dan Dennehy, Denny Parks, and Bill Sullivan. Other national committee chairs were also in attendance.

During the meeting, members from the many divisons who submitted their annual Charity and Missions report were presented with certificates of recognition for all the charitable activities carried out by their brothers in their divisions. 

President Vic Vogel announced a new initiative to have at least one Irish language Mass be said in each of the many NYAOH counties and districts. Upcoming events were discussed including the upcoming National AOH/LAOH Biennial Convention which will take place at the Galt House in Louisville, KY, July 11 – 14th, 2018. The 2019 NYS State Convention Chair, Liam McNabb released information for the NYS AOH/LAOH Convention which will be held in July 2019.

Saturday afternoon festivities included Father Henry Reid’s BBQ Fundraiser held at McGrath’s Edgewater Resort and LAOH fundraisers and Kentuckey Derby events held at Gavins. The weekend was capped off with a well attended Sunday Pilgramage Mass which was held at the Our Lady of Knock Shrine.

View additional photos courtesy of John O’Connell

Saratoga Division Supports Local Parish Outreach Program with Raffle Proceeds

Kevin Quinn – Marshal, Bobbi Gentile – MTC Volunteer and Don McHenry, Past Division President.



Members of Commodore John Barry Division #1 of Saratoga Springs made a $700 donation to Mother Theresa’s Closet, which is part of the Holy Trinity Parish in Johnstown, New York. The volunteers collect and distribute paper goods, personal items, soap etc., to help with the needs that social service programs don’t fill. Funds for the donation were raised from the Division’s Masters Tournament Ticket Raffle that was held earlier this year.




2016 James F. Hayes Annual Golf Classic

James F. Hayes Golf Classic

The James F. Hayes Annual Golf Classic will take place this year at the Sunny Hill Resort and Golf Course. The date of the event is Friday, April 29, 2016. This fundraising event is run in conjunction with the semi-annual board meeting which will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Please see attached flyer for all the information including hotel reservations for AOH group. The rates are very reasonable and a fun weekend is guaranteed.  If you need any additional information or any questions, feel free to email Mike Byrne, NYS Sports Chairman at mikenyaohsports@gmail.com or call 516-782-4762.

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