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Chartered July 23, 1873
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Chartered April 29, 1897

HOT NEWS!

Communion Breakfast Update from AOH President Hogan:  As you all know we postponed the Ancient Order of Hibernians Annual Family Communion Breakfast originally scheduled for March 15, 2020 because of our early understanding of the threat of the Coronavirus.  We are still hopeful of rescheduling the Breakfast for some time later in the year so we can at last suitably honor and present our Christian Charity Award to Sister Joan Magnani.  We will be back in touch with you when that appears to be feasible.  In the meantime, many of our members prepaid for their tickets.  Because the date for our postponed Breakfast is likely to be several months away, we will be returning the ticket proceeds paid starting this week.  When we have set a new date, we will again advertise and re-sell tickets to the event.  For those who paid by check, your check will be returned by mail to the address on the check submitted.  For those who paid by cash, we will return funds to the address we have on hand in our records.  In the interest of accuracy, if you know you paid by cash, please send the address to which you would like the funds returned by email to the event chair, John J. Driscoll at jdriscoll@rbwd.com  We hope you and your family remain healthy and safe and join with us in praying for all who have contracted, or are adversely affected by, COVID-19. God bless you all.

 

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.

AOH March Calendar raffle winners are posted on the Calendar of Events page.  Thanks to all who participated - your support is much appreciated.

Tickets are 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.

Congratulations to the 2020 Man/Woman of the Year:  Matt O'Connor and Kelly O'Connor.  Awards were presented at our annual Irish Night - Saturday, February 22nd 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 Christian Charity Award winner.  Sister Joan is the Director of Jericho.  Click here to read the Press Release.

Congrats to the 2020 Holyoke Saint Patrick Parade Committee Citizenship Award winner & longtime LAOH member Eileen Curran. You make us proud!

Contratulations to Jay Driscoll named 2020 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 President Paul Hogan (413.210.1416) 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