Margaret “Peggy” Cornish


Congratulations Irish History Contest Winners!  

Level 1 : Grades 6 through 8

First Prize: Clara-Isabel from Pittsburgh, PA – $500.00
Second Prize: Drew from Schwenksville, PA – $250.00

Level 2 Grades 9 through 12

First Prize: Catherine from Sayville, NY – $1,000.00
Second Prize: Asia from Deer Lodge, MT – $500.00


Thank You to all that entered and worked on promoting the contest for your hard work!


As voted on at convention the report due dates have changed.

The new due dates are as follows:

      • Division reports are due to the county board (if applicable) by March 31, 2024.
      • If no County Board, they are due to the State by March 31, 2024.
      • County Board reports are due to the state by April 30, 2024.
      • State History reports are due to National Irish Historian by May 31, 2024.

March is Irish Heritage Month

Click here to view a booklet put togehter by Peggy Cornish highlighting the Irish Saints and Irish Traditions.

Click here to view the list of Past Presidents.

Irish History Contest 

Calendar for forwarding student submissions electronically is as follows:

  1. A maximum of seven (7) student submissions are to be judged by the National Board’s selected judges with Award Winners for 1st Place and 2nd Place in Level 1 and Level 2 to be announced no later than March 31, 2024. The National Board’s monetary awards are as follows:

Level 1: Grades 6-8 – 1st Place $500 and 2nd  Place $250

Level 2: Grades 9-12 – 1st Place $1,000 and 2nd Place $500

Irish History Contest Winners for 2023

Click here to read the Level 1, First Place Submission by Abigail from Maryland.

Click here to read the Level 1, Second Place Submission by Riley from New York.

Click here to read the Level 2, First Place Submission by Elizabeth from Pennsylvania.

Click here to read the Level 2, Second Place Submission by Catherine from New York.

The Bard Speaks My Admiration of Women in Irish History

On Sunday March 26th, Past Ancient Order of Hibernians National Historian Mike McCormack will present an Irish Heritage Webinar highlighting Women in Irish History. Mike McCormack is a featured writer for several Irish and Irish American newspapers, magazines, books and the former Editor of the National Hibernian Digest.

LAOH presents Irish Hospitality for Irish Heritage Month

On Sunday March 5 at 4:00pm EST, the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Irish Historian Peggy Cornish presented a Webinar on Irish Hospitality and a cooking lesson. Meitheal is the Irish word that translate to a group or a gathering. The heart of Meitheal is hospitality. What better way to show an Irish welcome than with food. Click here for the Shepard’s Pie that is used during our presentation.

Contact the National Historian

Email: Margaret “Peggy” Cornish