Once again our Annual Pot of Gold raffle has begun and we are seeking your support. Each year demand for these tickets increases and yet our space remains somewhat limited. It is for this reason that we ask, if you are considering attending our parties, please secure your tickets as soon as possible. This year we are once again keeping the cost for our tickets at 100.00. Not only will you be helping us to continue to support our numerous charitable endeavors, you and a guest will be entitled to attend both of our parties and also have an opportunity at winning numerous prizes. This year our 1st party (drawing #1) will be held on Sunday November 13th at the Hibernian House. The second party (drawing #2) will be held on Sunday December 18th also at the Hibernian House. Tickets can be secured by contacting Bill Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845-5584148 or Dermot Moore at email@example.com or 845-735-8793. Tickets can also be obtained at the Hibernian House, please ask the bartender on duty for the tickets.
The 2016 Mid-Atlantic Fleadh will be held in Parsippany, NJ again this year. It is taking place at the Parsippany Hilton from June 24 to June 26. More information and details are available at: https://NYfleadh.com. It’s a great weekend of traditional Irish art – from age-group competitions in the various traditional instruments to set and ceili dance competitions to singing (Irish and English language). And as always, music sessions will be breaking out all over the hotel throughout the weekend. Spectators are welcome, and indeed encouraged. Come out to hear some great music, and meet famous and soon to be famous musicians.
Rockland County will host a Shamrock and Major Degree for AOH members on Sunday, June 5th at Pearl River High School at noon. When you were initiated into the AOH, you took an oath to take the lesson of the order and this is it. It is not an exam, there is no formal test other than a willingness to participate. It also adds 5 points to your child’s Division 3 scholarship score. The Division pays your fee so it doesn’t cost you anything, it’s right in your own backyard and refreshments will be served afterwards. Please let us know if you are interested at praoh3@gmail. com. Please contact Chuck Parnow at 845-664-8183.
Please Note: This is a solemn ceremony of the Order, please plan on dressing appropriately, No Jeans, Shorts or Sneakers
April is a busy month! Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones performed the songs of 1916 at a concert at Albertus Magnus HS on April 3. The weekend of April 22-24 will see many of our State and National brethren joining us in Pearl River. Festivities will start with a Rambling House at the Hibernian House on Friday night. Buses to NYC will leave the PR Hilton on Saturday for the National AOH Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral 1 pm followed by a march to the Irish Consulate for a reading of the proclamation. Clan na Gael and Irish Northern Aid will host their Commemorative Dinner Dance at Leonard’s of Great Neck on Saturday night at 8 pm. Please call 1-800-IRELAND for more info. Our ceremony will commence on Sunday with a mass at the RGAA Field Clubhouse at 10:30 am followed by a ceremony at the field and brunch will be held at the Pearl River Hilton at 2pm. Martin Mulvihill Branch CCE and Pearl River young musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers are honoring THE HEROES OF THE 1916 RISING & BEYOND in music, song and dance on May 6 (please note changed date) at 7:30 pm at Pearl River HS. The Bobby Sands Memorial Mass and Social honoring Brendan Moore and James Donaghy will be held at the Pearl River Elks Hall on April 30, mass at 6 pm followed by the social.