Welcome to the Official Site for the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Myles Scully, Division One of Yonkers, New York! We are the oldest and largest Irish-American Organization in the United States, and we are dedicated to live by our organization's motto, "FRIENDSHIP, UNITY and CHRISTIAN CHARITY." The Yonkers Division was established on November 1, 1891. Thanks for visiting and we hope you enjoy our new and improved site!


General Membership Meeting

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm

Clarke's Bar & Restaurant

1275 Saw Mill River Rd.
Yonkers, NY 10710
(914) 376-5995

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Annual St. Patrick's Day Message


Today Marks the 256th Annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The oldest, largest, and grandest parade in the world!

As has become customary, we reprint our St. Patrick’s Day Message first printed in the commemorative book 

“250 Years of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade.”

"For 256 years we've marched, through adverse times and weather.  We've marched in this sacred parade through years of occupation, persecution, and poverty.

 We've marched through years of famine, war, discrimination and hate; years of working the killing jobs that no one else would take.

 We triumphed over all with a courageous and joyful spirit that is uniquely Irish.

 Through it all we survived and never wavered; we held the banner high; we never let the standard drop.

 And as always, we marched.

 Today we remember the millions of marchers who came before us, those magnificent Irish souls whose struggles have given us all we have today.  We pray for them, we honor them; and we ask God to grant us the grace to always be as strong as they were.

  On this momentous day let us rededicate ourselves to the struggle.  May we always band together to help each other, and bravely fight to overcome the world's adversities.  May we always hold the banner high and never drop the standard.  And may we teach our children and our children's children to do the same.

Whatever the future brings, let us meet it with the hope, faith and happiness of our forebears.

And always…..LET US MARCH."

May God bless this parade, all who march in it, and all those who work to maintain, preserve and protect the spirit and message of St. Patrick’s Day.

The Officers and Members also wish to congratulate our Division President Kevin Ellis as he serves today as the Westchester County Aide to the Grand Marshal in today's NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Monday, February 27, 2017

Division #1 Annual Communion Breakfast

Yonkers AOH Hosts Annual Communion Breakfast at St. Joseph’s Seminary

AOH Procession at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers

     The Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers hosted its Annual Communion Breakfast at St. Joseph’s Seminary on February 26th.  Over 175 people were in attendance to hear guest speaker Bishop John O’Hara, who is the Vicar of Southern Manhattan and Staten Island

Bishop John O'Hara speaks at the AOH Communion Breakfast

     The Hibernians were welcomed back to the Dunwoodie by Seminary Rector Msgr. Peter Vaccari and Dean of Seminarians Fr. Nicholas Zientarski, who co-celebrated the mass with Bishop O’Hara.  As per custom, the seminary agreed to once again allow The McSweeney Chalice to be used in the celebration of the Mass.

Peter Van Slyck is the 2017 Yonkers Hibernian of the Year

     Division #1 also presented Peter Van Slyck with the James G. McGinty Hibernian of the Year Award.  Peter is a long time member of Division #1, and has played a vital role in helping the Division achieve success over the past decade.  Peter is a Yonkers Police Officer and currently serves as the President of the Police Emerald Society of Westchester County.

Aidan O'Kelly Lynch, Charles "Chip" McLean, Kevin Ellis,
Bishop John O'Hara, Mike Morley, Tom Beirne and Brendan Murphy

     Division #1 also was able to present the seminary with a $1,000 pledge in support of vocations.  Division #1 also presented Bishop O’Hara with a $500 donation in support of Trinity House Retreat Center in Westchester.

Monday, January 2, 2017

President's Message January 2017


Division One President Kevin Ellis
January 2017


Welcome to 2017!  I trust all of you had an enjoyable Christmas Holiday season.  Let me first cover some things involving our Division since the last message I have posted.

I want to thank all of our members who helped make our 125th Anniversary dinner a great success!  Special thanks to Dinner Committee members Kevin Hartnett and Mike Morley who put in a lot of work in the months leading up to the dinner.  Thanks as well to all of the members who helped make our dinner journal a success as well!  I also wish to thank my wife Stacey who did all of the work producing the dinner journal which turned out so wonderful!  We should have a final dinner report at our Division Membership Meeting on January 4th at Danny Mac’s.

I attended a delegates meeting of The New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade on December 1st where I was introduced as the Westchester County Aide to the Grand Marshal for 2017.  This is an honor that is simply beyond simple words or description.  I thank the membership for nominating me for this wonderful honor!  The official installation for the NYC Parade Grand Marshal and Aides will be held later this month and I hope to see many of you there!

Division #1 was also presented a Marching Unit Award for our participation in the 2016 Parade!  Division #1 Yonkers was awarded 2nd Place for “Best AOH Marching Unit”.  This is the 3rd time since 2011 that we have received this award, and it is due solely to the dedication of all of our members who make the effort to look their best on parade day!  Keep up the great work!

There are several things coming up this month.  The Westchester County Board will hold a meeting on January 16th in Peekskill, I will have details at the meeting.  We are hosting the winter meeting of the AOH Metropolitan Conference on Saturday, January 28th at Rory Dolan’s.  This meeting will consist of AOH representatives from the 10 downstate NY counties and we are honored to welcome them to Yonkers.  Please make arrangements so that you can attend this important meeting.

Our Annual SuperBowl Fundraiser Pool is in full swing again this year!  This fundraiser has gathered over $20,000 for our Charities & Missions program over the last several years.  We are very thankful to Brian Hartnett, who works hard to make sure the event is successful every year.  If you have not yet taken a box in this year’s pool, you will have an opportunity to do so at our meeting.

We are confirmed for our Annual Communion Breakfast on Sunday, February 26th at St. Joseph’s Seminary.  The guest speaker will be Bishop John O’Hara and the Yonkers Hibernian of the Year will be awarded to our own Peter Van Slyck!  This promises to be a wonderful day!  Flyers will be available at the meeting.

I also wish to congratulate our own Patrick McCormack who will be honored by The Irish Echo newspaper later this month in its Annual Irish Law & Order Awards Ceremony in New York City!  This is a truly well deserved honor for Pat, who has served the City of Yonkers with pride and professionalism for many years.  Congratulations Pat!

Finally, I am grateful to announce that our deceased members list did not add any names in the year 2016, and I pray that is the case for this year as well.  I look forward to seeing you at our meeting at Danny Mac’s.  Happy New Year to you and your families!

Yours in our Motto,

Kevin Ellis, President
Division #1, Yonkers
Monday, December 12, 2016

Division #1 Supports Toy Drive for SAIL Institute

AOH Supports Toy Drive for Yonkers 
S.A.I.L. Institute of Learning

Kevin Ellis, Doren Corns (SAIL Institute), Jimmy Casey & Stephen McDonagh

     Members of the Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers were on hand at Danny Mac’s Sports Bar on McLean Ave. this past weekend to help support the 18th Annual Terry Dalton Jr. Toys for Kids Drive.  The event collects toys and donations for the children of the S.A.I.L Institute of Learning in Yonkers.

     The toy drive has been organized and run by Division #1 member Jimmy Casey for over a decade, and we were glad to see him fully recovered from his injuries suffered earlier this year.  “It’s all about the kids”, said Casey “I will never not be here”.

Capacity Crowd at Danny Mac's for the Toys for Kids Drive Event

     Hundreds of people from the local area showed up with their donations, which were placed in large bins provided by Liffy Van Lines.  The drive normally receives so many toys each year that they are able to distribute them to other organizations that need them.

More than a dozen containers from Liffey Van Lines were filled with donations

     Division #1 presented the S.A.IL. Institute with monetary donation and many individual members dropped off toys throughout the day.

     Sail (The School for Adaptive & Integrative Learning) at Ferncliff Manor provides a full range of high quality educational, therapeutic and health care services to children with developmental disabilities offering close personal attention, structure and stimulation in a safe, secure environment that fosters growth and development. 

For more information about the SAIL Institute for Learning, you can visit their website at:



Rev. Matt Janeczko OFM

Kevin Ellis

Vice President
Jim Walsh

Recording Secretary

Robert Eggen

Financial Secretary
Dan Mulvey

Mike Morley

Chairman Standing

Dennis O'Brien

Ronan O'Brien

Scott McGown



Mailing Address:

A.O.H. Myles Scully
Division One
P.O. Box 1020
Yonkers, NY 10703

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