Applications for the 2023 Maurice A. Donahue Memorial Scholarship are now being accepted. Application and all required documentation must be postmarked or received no later than May 19, 2023. See Scholarship page for application link and for criteria to apply.
The LAOH State Board officers were voted-in at the recent State Convention on Saturday, May 6th. Congrats to our Barbara Twohig (State President) and Noranne Duquette (State Vice President). We are so proud of you!!!!
The 2023 LAOH quilt drawing was held on Saturday, April 15th at the Irish Cultural Center in West Springfiled. Thank you to all who supported our fundraiser. Proceeds go towards the Maurice A. Donahue Memorial Scholarship. The winner was Leon Moultrie - see attached photo and thank you letter.
Holyoke St Patrick's Day Parade Sunday March 19th: It was cold but it was a great day for the Irish! Thanks to all Hibernians that marched with us. Special contrats to the float committee: Traveling float awarded 2nd prize/Patriotic and the Dancer float won 3rd prize/Patriotic.
2023 Calendar Raffle - thanks to all who took a chance to win the big money. All winners have been posted on the March Calendar of Events. See you next year!
Except for Monday holidays: AOH and LAOH meetings have resumed on the first Monday of the month 6:00 p.m. for the LAOH (please note time change to 6pm) and 7:00 p.m. for the men. Hope to see you there.
The Irish American flag was raised at Holyoke City Hall on Wedensday March 1st. Thanks to those that were able to attend. See attached press release.
Thanks to all who joined us at the Annual Communion Breakfast on Sunday March 12th at Wykoff Country Club. The speaker was awesome! Great job by Chairperson Jay Driscoll. See attached press release if you missed it.
IRISH NIGHT - Thanks to everyone who supported Irish Night - it was a great event.
FEBRUARY: Thank you to those that attend the mass in honor of the patron saint of LAOH, St Brigid, on Sunday February 5th at 8am, St Jerome's Church, Holyoke.
Congrats to the 2023 AOH Man of the Year Jay Whelihan and LAOH Woman of the Year Mary Kate O'Connor. Also announced was the Christian Charity Award winner Brenda Lamagdeline. Woman/Man of the Year awards to be presented at Irish Night, February 25th at the Log Cabin. See press release from the Springfield Republican and from the Catholic Mirror.
Congrats to AOH member Eamonn Burke who received the John and Agnes Burke Award presented by the Springfield St Patrick's Parade Committee.
Thanks to all who attended the Hennessey Hoe-down, our traditional summer picnic, on Sunday August 28, 2022. It was fantastic! The proceeds benefited the Maurice A. Donahue Memorial Scholarship.
Read about the History of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
Congrats to the 2020-21 Holyoke Saint Patrick Parade Committee Citizenship Award winner & longtime LAOH member Eileen Curran. You make us proud!
Contratulations to Jay Driscoll named 2020-21 Holyoke St Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshall!
Hat's off to AOH member Peter Tallman honored with the Greater Holyoke Council for Human Understanding's Human Relations Award in recognition for his personal involvement, dedication, and contributions to the community. Read more about this award by clicking our link
AOH_LAOH announce Membership Drive. Contact AOH Fran Hennessey (413.785.5687) or LAOH President Paula Paoli (413.210.6031) if you have candidates or need more information. Applications for membership are always availabe on the Membership page.