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The Hennessey Hoe-down, our traditional summer picnic, in Holyoke is Back!  And the public is invited to attend. The event will be held at Hamel’s Summit View Pavilion, 555 Northampton St., Holyoke, Sunday August 28, 2022, 1 to 4 p.m. rain or shine. Entertainment will be provided by the Jim O’ Connor and the Boston Blackthorn Band. The picnic is presented by the Hibernians of Hampden/Hampshire Counties to benefit The Maurice A. Donahue Memorial Scholarship. Tickets are $20.00 per person for adults and children ages 11 and up;  children ages 6-10, $10.00. For reservations by Monday, August 22 call John Gaughan @860-904-3056 or Fran Hennessey@ 413-785-5687. There will be Irish and American music, dancing, hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ chicken, baked beans, dessert, coffee, cash bar, raffle, and children’s games with prizes.  See flyer.

Congratulations to Lauren A. O’Donald on receiving the 2022 Maurice A. Donahue Scholarship. See attached Press Release.  Articles in the Springfield Republian and the Holyoke Sun are available as well.

LAOH has announced the winner of the 2022 Irish-theme Quilt raffle - Mary Anne Flaherty of West Springfield.  The lucky ticket was pulled at the May 2nd AOH/LAOH meeting by the AOH Man-of-the-Year Matt O'Connor.  Congrats to Mary Anne!

Another great year for the AOH 2022 float building team!  3rd prize Religious float.  Well deserved!  Check out the parade pictures on our Photo Gallery page.  Thanks to Peter Hogan, JD Watson, Paula Paoli and the Float Committee.

Thanks to all who supported Holyoke Irish Nigh A Go-Go.  To read more click hereAlso see the Repulican article on preparing the meal.

Thanks to those who attended the Holyoke flag raising ceremony this week.  Click here to read the speech written by Fran Hennessey and given by AOH President Patrick Hogan.  LAOH Paula Paoli presented Holyoke's Mayor Garcia with a framed picture of Ireland Parish.  Be sure to visit our Photo Gallery page for all the pictures.

AOH and LAOH meetings have resumed on the first Monday of the month 6:00 p.m. for the LAOH and 7:00 p.m. for the men.  Hope to see you there.  

Read about the History of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Congratulations to the 2020-21 Man/Woman of the Year who will lead our contingent in 2022:  Matt O'Connor and Kelly O'Connor.  Awards were presented at our annual Irish Night - Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Log Cabin.  Both well deserved recipients.  See announcement regarding Irish Night.

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!

Congrats to our 2020-2021 Christian Charity Award recipient Sr Joan Magnani, SSJ.  Sister Joan is the Director of Jericho.  Click here to read the Press Release from last year.

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 

Congratulations to AOH member Liam Smith who received the Patrick Hegarty Award 2019 from the John Boyle O’Reilly Club on Easter April 21st for selfless dedication to the cause of Irish Freedom.  Congratulations Liam!

AOH_LAOH announce 2019 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.  See attached announcement.  Applications for membership are always availabe on the Membership page. 

Congratulations to our own AOH member Jay Driscoll, recipient of the William Dwight Distinguished Service Award from the Holyoke Rotary Club.