JAMES A. CURRAN-DIVISION 1
Chartered July 23, 1873
LADIES-DIVISION 2
Chartered April 29, 1897

HOT NEWS!

Thanks to those who supported the LAOH Chip & Putt tournament and the AOH 10th annual picnic - both were a great success.  See you all next year!

Thanks to those that joined us at the LAOH fundraiser to Paint Craze at TNT on South Street in Holyoke.  It was a great night - the paintings were awesome!

Applications for the 2018 Maurice A. Donahue Memorial Scholarship have closed.  Winners have been announced - please see the Scholarship page for details about our two recipients.  Well deserved!

LAOH Irish History contest topics for 2018-19 have been announced.  The theme for all levels will be the same: "Heroes and Heroines in Celtic Mythology and Celebrations"  Students are on vacation - great time to encourage your children to start researching their favorite Celtic Hero/Heroine during those rainy summer days. Guidelines are posted on the national LAOH website.  More specifics regarding actually submitting your entry will be posted in the fall. Take advantage of the summer down-time.  Any questions can be directed to AOH Historian Noranne Duquette @ celticma5@msn.com

Congrats to the 2018 LAOH quilt winner Rachel Decaro of Springfield.  See attached thank you letter from President Paula Paoli with a picture of the lucky winner.

Great job AOH float building team!  1st prize Religious went to the Celtic Cross; 2nd prize Religious to the LAOH St Brigid float; 3rd place to the Irish Dance float.  Well deserved!  Check out the pictures on our Photo Gallery page.

Congrats to Sister Margaret McLearly, S.P. (founder of Kate's Kitchen and Margaret's Pantry) as our 2018 Christian Charity Award recipient.  Award was presented at the Communion Breakfast, Sunday, March 11th.  If you missed this event, you missed an awesome morning as AOH-Division-1 honored their Vets in addition to Sr Margaret.  Thank you Jay Driscoll, Committee Chair, for a terrific event.

Thanks to those that joined us for the annual Irish Night.  Funds raised will support the Maurice A. Donahue Memorial scholarship fund.  See our MassLive article on this link:  http://www.masslive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2018/02/daniel_p_curran_...

Congratulations to the 2018 Man/Woman of the Year:  Bob Cameron and Paula Paoli.  Awards were presented at our annual Irish Night - Saturday, February 24th.

Congratulations to "President-for-Life" Paul Hogan, the 2018 recipient of the Holyoke Parade Committee's Citizenship Award.  Well deserving!  Click here to read announcement.

Thanks to all who supported the LAOH Catholic Action project this year.  Build a Birthday-in-a-Box was a great success; the kids will love it.  All donations went to the Holyoke's Companeras Woman's shelter.  

Well done!  At our State Conventions, AOH Division I President Paul Hogan was re-elected for another term as the State AOH President.  LAOH Noranne Duquette was elected to State Treasurer and Barbara Twohig elected to Missions & Charities.  Our Holyoke divisions are well represented on the Mass State Boards. Congrats to all of them.

Holyoke Sun Annual Irish Night Article 2012