AOH Update – JULY

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From the Desk of President McKay ... Brothers, I'm just returning from D.C. where Senator Billy Lawless and I met with representatives from our National Homeland Security Agency concerning the many undocumented Irish born currently living in the United States. As many of you may know that figure could be anywhere from 35-50 thousand people. Many of these Irish born have … [Read more...]

The Situation in Northern Ireland

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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...]

Medal of Honor Grove Update

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Brothers, A few years ago we attempted to raise funds through the Hibernian Charity to do an upgrade at the Medal of Honor Grove in Valley Forge. At that time we were quoted a price of between $24,000 and $30,000 by different contractors but unfortunately we only raised about $12,000 to date. After much discussion and soul searching the committee decided to go forward with … [Read more...]

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

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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...]

Statement on the Passing of Martin McGuinness

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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...]