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

HOT NEWS!

2023 Calendar Raffles for March are now available!  Tickets are available at the AOH meetings or contact Peter Hogan @ 330.6635 / pjhogan71@gmail.com for orders.

IRISH NIGHT IS BACKSaturday, February 25th at the Log Cabin, Holyoke.  $40 per ticket.  Advance reservations a must no later than February 20th.  Contact Joe O'Connor 627.7148 or Fran Hennessey 785.5687 or online eventbrite.com.  See Calendar of Events for details and poster and press release.

FEBRUARY:  please plan to attend the mass in honor of the patron saint of LAOH, St Brigid, on Sunday February 5th at 8am, St Jerome's Church, Holyoke.  St Brigid would love to see you all there!  Gents are encouraged to attend as well.

FOOD DRIVE!  Thanks to everyone who contributed to our food drive during December.  Your contributions were much appreciated!  As you remember, there was a raffle for donors ->>

Congratulations goes out to Kit Collamore of Holyoke who won a Christmas basket from The Polish National Credit Union Holyoke Branch for donating canned goods for the needy at Kate’s Kitchen. The food drive was conducted by the Hibernians of Hamden/Hampshire Counties and The Polish National Credit Union.  Thanks to all who supported the food drive for Kate’s Kitchen.  Congratulations again to Kit Collamore.  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all the supporters of the Hibernians and Kate’s Kitchen.

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.

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.

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. 

Congratulations to Lauren A. O’Donald on receiving the 2022 Maurice A. Donahue Scholarship. See attached Press Release.  Articles in the Springfield Republian, the Holyoke Sun, and the Catholic Mirror 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.

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 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. 

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