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It is with a heavy heart that we must announce President Paul Hogan passed away peacefully on February 14.  We will miss him greatly.

AOH will sponsor a curbside pickup of a traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner with ribs, prepared by the Log Cabin of Holyoke.  The meal pickup is between 11a-2p at the Log Cabin 500 Easthampton Rd, Holyoke, Mass on Saturday March 6th.  The cost is $25.00 per person which includes dinner and 1 entry into the 50/50 Raffle.  For reservations call Joe O’Connor @ 413-627-7148 or Fran Hennessey @ 413-785-5687 or online at Eventbrite.com by February 27, 2021.  Join us for Irish Night in Holyoke- A Go-Go.  Click here for QR code to place your order.

There will be a memorial mass for our good friend and Hibernian Charlie Popp on Sunday, March 28th, 930am, at St Jerome's Church, Holyoke sponsored by AOH/LAOH.  Please make an effort to attend.  He did so much for AOH/LAOH!

Tickets are still on sale for the 20th Anniversary LAOH quilt.  Each panel represents something displayed on the previous 19 quilts, all hand made by our LAOH members.  Buy your tickets now:  $1 each or a book of six for $5.  Contact Paula Paoli, LAOH President for your tickets at 413.210.6031.

2021 AOH / LAOH Scholarship information will be posted first week of April - stay tuned.

Construction near the Wherehouse As most of the Holyoke residents know, the bridge near the Wherehouse? is under construction.  Attached are directions in the event you need them to get to a meeting, or one of our events.

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.

Congratulations to Sister Joan Magnani, SSJ on being named the AOH 2020-21 Christian Charity Award winner.  Sister Joan is the Director of Jericho.  Click here to read the Press Release.

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!

Congratulations to all LAOH members receiving their Degree Sunday, September 29th:  Mary Pat Murphy, Rosalie Pratt, Mary-Laura Hohol, Patty Clayton, Pat Pluta.  Well done ladies!

Write to an Irish POW:  At the ceremony for the 38th Commemoration of the 1981 Hungerstrike, which took place on October 5th in Hartford, CT those attending the service were asked to send cards to those on this list.  Your thoughtfulness can go a long way to let them know they are remembered.

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 

Another great year for the AOH 2019 float building team!  3rd prize Religious went to the Celtic Cross; 3rd place Irish Theme to the Irish Dance float.  Well deserved!  Check out the parade pictures on our Photo Gallery page.

The LAOH 2019 Quilt winner is Lisa Leach of Worcester, MA. Thank you to everyone who helped make this fundraiser a success! Click here to see a picture of Lisa and her new quilt.

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. 

Read about the History of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

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

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.

Holyoke Sun Annual Irish Night Article 2012