The American Irish Teachers Association is working to have a commemorative stamp issued in recognition of the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Such recognition is not without precedent, in 1989 the U.S. Postal Service recognized the 200th Anniversary of France’s Bastille Day and the start of the French Revolution, it is equally fitting that the Easter Rising should … [Read more...] about Support for a U.S. Postage Stamp Honoring the 1916 Proclamation
Archives for August 2015
New City, New York – 8/3/2015– The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) The Ancient Order of Hibernians is both disappointed and saddened that CNN, a major news network, would in its recent episode of the series “The Seventies” entitled “The Golden Age of Terrorism” continue to perpetuate a sadly dated, skewed and inaccurate depiction of the struggle for freedom in Northern … [Read more...] about Statement from the National Political Education Chair Regarding CNN's Depiction of "the Troubles" in its series "the Seventies"
After Cromwell’s conquest of Ireland, more than 40,000 Irish were relocated west beyond the Shannon by the end of 1654. Those who didn’t were press-ganged into the British Navy, or sold as indentured servants to the colonies. There was one group however, who refused to relocate. They eluded capture in the hills and glens near their ancestral homes, and raided the new settlers … [Read more...] about THE GALLOPING HOGAN
Sisters and Brothers, Hibernians one and all, God Bless You and Keep You! As I have been preparing for my new assignment in Austria, I had the privilege of representing our National Board alongside Brother Daniel O’Connell at the Ohio State Convention. I wish to report to all of you that the Ohio LAOH and AOH are continuing the wonderful Celtic tradition of Friendship, Unity … [Read more...] about A Chaplain’s Farewell
Today we commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the O'Donovan Rossa funeral. To remind the world of Pearse’s great words, we would like to share a video with you. This re-enactment of Padraig Mac Piaras graveside oration at the funeral of O’Donovan Rossa at Glasnevin was performed in 2012. Enjoy and share. Patrick Pearse’s Graveside Oration O’Donovan Rossa, 1 August 1915 … [Read more...] about O’Donovan Rossa funeral centenary commemorated today