The Situation in Northern Ireland


Brothers: It has been my intention to apprise you of the political event in Northern Ireland for some time.  Unfortunately, every time I have attempted to do so, what I had written was made obsolescent by new events.  At least as I write, here is the current political situation. The devolved government of Northern Ireland is in collapse.There has been no devolved local … [Read more...]

Irish American Heritage Month: Patrick Gallagher, USMC


Patrick Gallagher was born in Derrintogher, County Mayo Ireland on February 2, 1944. At the age of eighteen, as so many you Irish men and women before him, Patrick immigrated to the United States and the promise of a new life filled with opportunity. He quickly started on the immigrant dream: studying law while working in real estate; even getting involved in local politics as … [Read more...]

Political Education: With Britain’s Invocation of Article 50, AOH Renews Calls for Special Envoy to Northern Ireland


Today, the British Government of Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 and began the process of the United Kingdom severing its relationship with the European Union, which includes among its members the Republic of Ireland.  The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is extremely concerned for the implications this action will have for the people of the island of Ireland and … [Read more...]

Irish American Heritage Month: The Irish Brigade at Antietam


DID YOU KNOW THAT the Irish had a major part in the victory on the bloodiest day in American history? It was at Antietam on September 17, 1862, and it was the victory that emboldened President Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. Foremost among Union forces was the Irish Brigade led by Irish-born Gen. Thomas F Meagher. Their story is an extraordinary chronicle of … [Read more...]

Statement on the Passing of Martin McGuinness


The Ancient Order of Hibernians mourn the passing of former Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness.  Per AOH National President Judge James McKay “It is with deep sadness that the Ancient Order of Hibernians learned of the passing of Martin McGuinness.  If the measure of a man is how much he has grown in his life; then it must be acknowledged that Martin … [Read more...]