Category Archives: Support the Irish

Relatives for Justice video

Following the great response to Mark Thompson’s video on behalf of Relatives for Justice , the AOH FFAI is trying to bring you videos about the work done by other groups your Christmas Appeal donations support.

Their first interview was with Bik McFarlane and Joe Austin representing Belfast National Graves. 

In addition to explaining the work of Belfast National Graves, and the vital importance of contributions from America and the AOH to Irish patriot graves, these two prominent Irish Republicans give moving insights into:

1- the 1981 Hunger Strike and why  Republicans resisted torture and died rather than wear a British  criminal uniform
2-how Republican prisoners locked away inside H-Block cells overcame the British propaganda machine to  defeat Thatcher’s strategy
3-the battle for legacy truth and what the British are trying to hide in their latest legacy proposals.
4-the policy of censorship by visa denial where our government blocks them from coming to the US at Britain’s behest.

Here is a link to the video: Belfast National Graves

125th Commemoration

The registration forms for the 125th Commemoration and for the President’s Testimonial Hooley and Ad Journal Form are on the website.

The 125th Commemoration activities are October 10th and 12th, 2019. The President’s Testimonial Hooley is October 11th.

Information for the 125th Commemoration Book will be forthcoming.

Here is a quick link:

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernian’s Anniversary Special Event

It is my privilege to have been appointed the Chair of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Official Anniversary Celebration by National President Carol Sheyer. This is a once in a lifetime special event and such an exciting time for the LAOH…125 years of Greatness! The LAOH will continue to make history as its members, family and friends come together during this memorable celebration October 10 through 12, 2019.

The event will take place at the historic Dearborn Inn located in Dearborn, Michigan. As a cost saving measure for all, President Sheyer has combined the Interim Board meeting, her Testimonial, and the 125th Anniversary of the LAOH. All will take place during this weekend that promises to be nothing short of amazing.

The LAOH will kick off the celebration in a spiritual manner on October 10. We will go by bus to the Solanus Casey Center. At the Center we will have a private tour, LAOH National Chaplain Monsignor Gray will celebrate Mass and lunch will be following mass. While at the Center, there will be time to pray and petitions may be offered at the Blessed Solanus Casey’s final resting place. Later that evening there will be a special presentation that you will not want to miss.

All those in attendance will have the opportunity to visit the Henry Ford Museum or Greenfield Village on October 11. Both venues are approximately one mile away from the hotel. That evening, the State of Ohio cordially invites you to attend a Hooley in honor of National President, President Carol Sheyer.  Plan on an evening filled with music, dance and a good time with sister and brother Hibernians, as we celebrate with our National President.

Saturday morning the Interim Board will take place. At 3:30, a photographer for a book that we will be producing commemorating 125 years of the LAOH. Each State will be asked to contribute their history to this publication. Photographs will be taken of all Boards and State representatives in attendance this weekend. This is our history in the making and we want to record it. The book will come out after the 125th Celebration so that we can include these photos.

Monsignor Gray will celebrate our evening Mass followed by cocktails and the gala dinner. After the dinner, there will plenty of time to enjoy the evening socializing, dancing and having a good time.

Don’t miss out on this memorable time as we make history with this momentous milestone of 125 years of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernian’s Inc.

Our group code for rooms LAOH 125 Anniversary you will also be able to reserve your room via email by going to the LAOH website. The cutoff date for rooms will be 9/13/19.

877-757-7103 Marriot Hotel line.

Yours in Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity

Maureen Shelton                                                                                                            125th Anniversary Chairperson/PNP and Degree Team Liaison