Rockland County Emerald Ball

Dear Friends,
Each year the start of the St. Patrick’s Day season begins with the Rockland County Emerald Ball and once again, the Rockland County Men’s and Ladies’ Ancient Order of Hibernians invite you to support this special event. The Emerald Ball is a night to celebrate our Irish heritage with great friends, food, music and also serves as the primary fundraiser for the Annual Rockland County St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We hope you will join us at this year’s ball on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Pearl River Hilton at 7 p.m. As always, we will honor individuals who distinguish themselves through their actions and personify our motto of “Friendship, Unity & Christian Charity.” As such, we are proud to announce the 2019 honorees are:

Hibernian of the Year, Edmond O’Dea
Businessperson of the Year, Heather Bowie
Parade Commander, Megan Leavey, USMC
Grand Marshal, Joan Moore
Aide to the Grand Marshal, NYC, Daniel Donohue 

There are a variety of ways that you can support this year’s event including attending the Emerald Ball, sponsoring a journal ad, or making a direct donation. Details for purchasing tickets and journal ads or making a direct donation can be found on the enclosed form as well as on our website,

Thank you in advance for supporting the 57th Annual Rockland County AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade!

John McGowan
President, Rockland Co. AOH President

Lillian Murphy
President, Rockland Co. LAOH

2019 Emerald Ball
February 23rd at the Pearl River Hilton

Cocktail Hour 7 p.m.–8 p.m., Dinner & Dancing 8 p.m.–12 a.m. with the Bainbridge Avenue Band

Parade Day Breakfast
March 17th, at the Pearl River Hilton, immediately following the Parade Mass

57th Annual Rockland County AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade
March 17th, 1:30 p.m., Middletown Road to Central Avenue in Pearl River

Pearl River Hilton
500 Veterans Memorial Drive, Pearl River, NY 10965
845.735.9000 – Special room rates available, mention Rockland Co. AOH Emerald Ball

Download the event flyer and journal contract and dinner RSVP

Rockland County 1916 – 2016 Rising Celebrations

2016 Commemoration

Final plans are now underway for the 1916 Easter Rising commemoration in Rockland County.  We would again like to make you aware of our plans:

Friday, April 22, 2016:  Hibernian House and Division 3 will be hosting a Rambling night of music and poetry at Hibernian House, 26 Railroad Avenue, Pearl River, N.Y.  Read more here.

Saturday, April 23, 2016:  A bus will be departing from the Pearl River Hilton to attend the National AOH/LAOH Easter Rising commemoration at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC.  The bus will be leaving Pearl River at 11:30 a.m. and will be returning back to Rockland County at 3:15 p.m.  The bus again will be departing New York City at 6:30 p.m. for the return trip to Rockland County.  The cost of the bus is $ 20 per person. Read more here.

Saturday, April 23, 2016:  Our friends at Irish Northern Aid will be holding their 1916 Commemoration Dinner at Leonard’s of Great Neck at 7 p.m.  For further information, please contact Brian Pearson at 845-825-0800. Read more here.

Sunday, April 24, 2016:  Buses will depart from the Pearl River Hilton to the GAA fields in time for mass to begin at 10:30 a.m.  Immediately following mass, we will hold our ceremony at the GAA fields with a reading of the 1916 Proclamation and procession of various Irish groups.  A luncheon will follow at the Pearl River Hilton at 2:00 p.m. The cost for the luncheon is $ 40 per person.  Read more and RSVP here.

Finally, The Bobby Sands chapter of Irish Northern Aid will be honoring National AOH President, Brendan Moore and Chairman of Structure Tone, Jim Donaghy on Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Pearl River Elks.  All proceeds from the journal are being donated to the Rockland 1916 Commemoration Committee.  Read more regarding the journal and social that follows.

Rockland County AOH, New York
Men’s County Board – James Russell, President
Ladies’ County Board – Lillian Murphy, President