The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) welcomed today’s [09/26/2017] statement from President Trump expressing his commitment to retain the position of U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland. In making this decision, countermanding the earlier intentions of the State Department to eliminate this post, President Trump has reaffirmed America’s leadership in the cause of peace and justice in Northern Ireland. The AOH also expresses their profound gratitude to Congressman Richard Neal and the members of the Friends of Ireland caucus for espousing the continuing need for a Special … [Read more...] about AOH Commends President’s Decision to Retain Special Envoy to Northern Ireland.
Archives for September 2017
Twenty-eight members of Division 3, Doylestown, Bucks County, PA, made the last of three food deliveries on June 23 for the needy of Bucks County. They are pictured moving the cases from the Weis Markets’ pallets and loading them into three groups in a truck and trailer. The organizer of the project, and long-time chairman of this ministry is brother Sean McArdle. The three agencies whose families benefit from the ministry are the Bucks County Housing Authority in Doylestown, The New Britain Baptist Church Larder and St. John the Baptist Church Kitchen in Ottsville. This activity occurs at … [Read more...] about AOH Helps the Hungry
The Maryland AOH with IRWM hosted an event to honor the Baltimore City Bohemians Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) Teams on July 30. Bob Waldron, member of AOH 5, as well as Dan and Tommy Layden, Jay Linahan and Michael Mellett and many other Maryland Hibernians from the region brought generations of family members. Other AOH representatives attending were Virginia Pat Cady Division’s, Brendan Cooney and James Coleman of St. Brendan Division 3 –Towson. Many Irish born GAA players attended with families and children for the first time and began new friendships with our Hibernian … [Read more...] about Champion Baltimore City Bohemians GAA Teams Honored
The Irish Way Study Abroad Scholarship Program encourages the children and grandchildren of AOH members to seriously consider pursuing courses of study in Ireland, whether it be for a semester or a full year of study at colleges in Ireland. Those selected for this scholarship must attend an accredited college or university in the United States, and be accepted at an accredited college/university in Ireland, that is recognized by the institution that he/she attends. This year’s recipient of the $1,000 scholarship is Mary O’Neill, of Glendale, Missouri. Currently a … [Read more...] about Study Abroad Scholarship Program Recipient Mary O’Neill
To the August 3 monthly meeting of Division 32 member Jack Morrissey, left, brought Irish boxer Henry Coyle as his guest. Henry is known as the "Western Warrior from the Land of the Salty Breeze" and is former Irish Senior Champion, a World Military Champion in 2005 and, as a professional, is a former WBF World Champion sporting a 21-2 record. … [Read more...] about Former WBF World Champion Henry Coyle Visits Div 32
It is a pleasure and a privilege to write this first greeting to the members of our Order. Our president, Judge Jim McKay, has invited me to serve as National Chaplain and it is an honor to do so. By way of explanation, my last name “Rodi” may not seem Irish, and it is not. However, in an attempt to mollify any misgivings, allow me to state that my paternal grandmother’s maiden name was Merrick (County Mayo) and my mother’s maiden name was Kevlin (County Sligo). I look forward to greeting the members of our Order at our national meeting. I saw the members of the Board of our Order, led by … [Read more...] about Chaplain’s Corner Fall 2017
by Mike McCormack, National Historian One of Ireland’s most enduring songs was first published in 1843 in the Young Irelander newspaper, The Nation, under the title Clan Connaill War Song. Its words tell of a prolonged struggle which started in 1594, and is recognized today as the last stand that Ireland made as a nation under her own laws. Led by Red Hugh O’Donnell, in alliance with the great Ulster Chieftains Hugh O’Neill, and Hugh Maguire, the struggle became the Nine Years War, and their opponent was none other that Queen Elizabeth I. The O’Donnells were clan chieftains of Tyr Connaill … [Read more...] about SAD SEPTEMBER AND A SONG