Staten Ireland at the Fair

The Irish celebrated in Richmond County, NYC, on June 8th at the 15th Annual Staten Ireland Fair held on June 8th, 2013.

Timothy Cardinal Dolan celebrated Mass at the Fair, hosted by Richmond County AOH Div. 4, to benefit the St. Columcille Irish Cultural Center of Staten Island, and was dedicated to the memory of William “Ringo” Reilly, one of the founders of both the Fair & the Cultural Center and a Past County President.

By Patrick Glynn Jr., Sentinel, Richmond County Board


Michigan News

The Michigan LAOH and AOH enjoyed a fantastic weekend of friendship and unity in Flint, Michigan on May 3, 4 & 5th at our joint convention.  The festivities started with an Ice Breaker hosted by the Michigan AOH State Board on Friday evening and ended with mass and a banquet on Saturday night.  Following the mass the new officers for the 2013-2015 LAOH State Board were installed by National President, Maureen Shelton, assisted by the Michigan St. Brigid Degree Team.


Irish Way – Bill Sullivan

The Irish Way High School Scholarship: The Irish Way Program is unique cultural experience for teenagers, and is a nationally recognized summer study abroad program that has educated over 3000 high school students since 1975. The 2013 Irish Way High School Program will take place next summer in Ireland from June 28 to July 22, 2013.


The Irish Way High School Program is a 25-day cultural academic program offered to American and Canadian high school students. The High School Program consists of a wide variety of classes, workshops, and tours based in three locations throughout Ireland. The goal of the Irish Way High School Program is to introduce North American students to the essential characteristics and qualities of Irish life. By being immersed in Ireland’s history and culture, young adults are able to better understand and appreciate a country whose people have played a significant role in the history of western civilization


Two $500 Scholarships are available. One of these scholarships is for the children and grandchildren of an AOH member and one of these scholarships is available for the children and grandchildren of an LAOH member. Anyone who would like an application or further information about the program should contact the Irish American Cultural Institute, 1 Lackawanna Place, Morristown, NJ  07960. The Irish Way telephone number is: 973 605 1991. An Application Request Form for the AOH & LAOH Irish Way Scholarship is also included in this issue of the Hibernian Digest. More information on this program is available by going to:


The AOH Study Abroad Scholarship: The National Board of the Ancient Order of Hibernians offers two (2) Junior Year Abroad Scholarships for the son or daughter or grandchild of an AOH member who has been accepted at an accredited college/university in Ireland. The deadline for the next round of applications for this scholarship is May 1, 2013. An Application Request Form for the Study Abroad Scholarship is included in this issue of the Hibernian Digest. More information is available by e-mailing me at:


College educations whether it be here in the United States or in Ireland are expensive. Scholarships, loans and grants are available for study abroad accredited programs. For information on these financial opportunities, please visit the websites Education in Ireland, US Government Aid and the Direct Loan Program. These sites offer a host of information regarding financial assistance and grants that can be used to supplement our scholarship and help make an education in Ireland more affordable..



New York News

Suffolk County Division & Ladies Elizabeth Kreamer and Anne Schaeffer prepare an exhibit at the Public Library for March.  Many different items are displayed promoting Irish crafts, history and music.

Kentucky News

The Third Annual Ancient order of Hibernians’ Irish for Kids Golf Scramble was on September 16, 2011, with the proceeds benefiting Boys & Girls Haven. The luck of the Irish was definitely with us as 108 golfers took to the links on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Even though no one was luckily enough to win a trip to Ireland by making a hole-in-one everyone enjoyed themselves. The big winner of the day was Boys & Girls Haven as the scramble raised $7,500.

On September 30, The Trinity Shamrocks took on their archrivals, The St. X Tigers. This is one of the biggest high school football games in the nation. The Hibernians have a long tradition of presenting the winner of this heated contest with the shillelagh. This year was no exception as the Hibernians proudly awarded the victorious Trinity Shamrocks with the shillelagh as they defeated the St. X Tigers.


Illinois News

The Illinois Delegates elected their State Officers for the 2011-2013 Term of Office at their 54th Biennial State Convention held in Alsip Illinois, September 16-17, 2011.

Front row, Kay Grillot—Irish Historian, Patricia A. O’Connell—President, Eileen D. O’Connell—Treasurer, Jeanne Armstrong—Missions & Charities Officer. Back row, M J “Robin” Hartman—Vice President, Norma Mall—Catholic Action Officer, and Frances Farraher—Secretary.

LAOH National President’s Testimonial Dinner


Testimonial Dinner honoring

Margaret Hennessy

Saturday, September 10, 2011


Location: Melville Marriott Long Island, Route 110, Melville, NY

The Melville Marriott Long Island is located at exit 49 on the Long Island Expressway


Rooms: Room rate is $119.00 plus 11.625% Tax (single/double) Cutoff Date 8/10/11

Reservations thru hotel at 800-228-9290 – block code Ladies Ancient Order




Mass (in hotel) 5:00 PM

Cocktail Hour 1 Hour (Open Bar) 6:30 to 7:30PM

Dinner (Open Bar) 7:30 PM

Dancing till 11:30 PM

Menu: Entrée, choice of Prime Rib, Salmon, Chicken Marsala

(Vegetarian entrée upon request)


Tickets: $80.00 per person

All reservations must be made and paid for by September 5, 2011


Please make your dinner choice below and make check payable to

LAOH Div. 2 Fund Raiser.


Please fill in the information below letting us know if you have a seating preference.

Each table seats 10 to 12 people

Click Here To Download Reservation Form

Click Here To Download Journal Information Form

Montana News

Members of the AOH & LAOH from Butte Montana on the steps of St. Patrick’s Church on St. Patrick’s Day before marching in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

LAOH Marches

LAOH proudly marched in the historic 250th NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Our Hibernian Sisters from many States proudly joined their NY Sisters and marched up 5th Avenue. Banner holders Susan O’Neill (CA) & Caitlin O’Neill (CA)

LAOH Marches To Defend Life

LAOH members from across the country marched in Washington, DC to affirm our beliefs for protecting and respecting human life at all levels. Hibernians both AOH & LAOH marched with hundreds of thousands pro-life people to show that abortion and other attacks on life are unacceptable in our country.

Mary Hogan (National Secretary) and Kathy O’Sullivan (Richmond County, NY) in Washington, DC

Mary Hogan (National Secretary) and Kathy O’Sullivan (Richmond County, NY) in Washington, DC