Avoca Division held a Night at the Races on May 14, 2011. Over 125 people attended and had a great time. All proceeds will go towards our scholarship program.
Thunder Hits Dingle!!
The Notre Dame Division in Montgomery County, PA Irish Thunder Pipes and Drums that hit Dingle in time for the Pan Celtic Festival. A total of seventy relatives and friends accompanied the band to Ireland.
For about half of the group on the trip was the first time to cross the pond to Emerald Isle. Several tours were set up on their six day stay and they were enjoyed by everyone in the group. And you talk about rain in Ireland. Well the weather was 60′s with only two spots of rain all week. People were getting sunburned.
The Irish Thunder together with the AOH Notre Dame Color Guard participated in the Pan Celtic Parade in Dingle were they were warmly welcomed back to the Dingle Pub. And the Best St. Patrick also came on the trip to parade in Dingle too! During their stay on one of the later nights, a wedding was going on at the hotel pub and the groom asked if the band could play at the reception. They got a taste of the band the night before so at around 1:15 a.m. the band came marching into the wedding party for a great night for everyone.
Changing of the Flags
Every year for the past four years the P.O. Danny Boyle Division has paid for and changed the Irish and American Flags at the Irish Memorial at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia. They are raised on St. Patrick’s Day, and then retired on the day of the start of the Irish Festival at Penn’s Landing, being on June 5th of this year. The Division is celebrating their 20th year and always attends this event with their professional honor guard.