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!
Saturday, March 17, 2018

2018 St. Patrick's Day Message


Today Marks the 257th Annual New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

As has become customary, we reprint our St. Patrick’s Day Message first printed in 2011 for the commemorative book 

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

"For 257 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."

Allison Burke - 2018 Westchester County Aide to the Grand Marshal

     The Officers and Members also wish to congratulate our LAOH Division #19 Yonkers President Allison Burke as she serves today as the Westchester County Aide to the Grand Marshal in today's NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade!

Monday, February 19, 2018

In Memoriam - Katherine "Kitty" Geissler of LAOH Division #11 Tarrytown

In Memoriam - Katherine "Kitty" Geissler of LAOH Division #11 Tarrytown

Kitty was a Hibernian for 80 year

     Katherine M. ‘Kitty’ Geissler, a longtime resident of Tarrytown died February 18, 2018 at the age of 105. Kitty was born in County Limerick, Ireland on November 4, 1912. She was the daughter of James and Hannah Ring Bagnell. She immigrated to the United State in 1930 and married George R. Geissler on October 7, 1942.

     In 1938, Kitty joined the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division #9 in Port Chester. The family moved to Tarrytown in 1951 and she joined the Division #11 which has since been named in her honor. Through the years she has served on every level of office including 10 consecutive terms as President. On the County level she also held many offices including that of President. She is well known throughout Hibernian circles and has been a delegate to most of the New York State and National Conventions. For several years she was a delegate to the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee. She was an active member of the Irish American Association of Westchester, The Catholic Daughters, Ladies of Charity, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Tarrytown Senior Citizens. She was a parishioner of Transfiguration Church and a member of their Women’s Club.

     In 1979 Kitty was honored by the American Irish Association of Westchester County for her many charitable works on behalf of senior citizens, the sick and the infirmed, cancer patients, the mentally challenged and the Missions. At that time she was the first A.I.A. Irish Woman of the Year. In 1986, Kitty was Aide to Grand Marshal Patrick Grimes in the Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day parade and in 1988 Aide to Grand Marshal Bill Burke in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In 1997, Kitty was the first Grand Marshal of the Sleepy Hollow St. Patrick’s Parade. Kitty’s dedication and good works were recognized by the L.A.O.H. when she was awarded the first Mother Teresa award by the organization. Kitty was a dedicated Hibernian with numerous contributions, respected community member, proud mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She is truly a model of Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity who was dedicated to live and work with our Motto.

     Kitty is survived by her daughters Alice Koraca and Mary Brady both of Tarrytown. She is also survived by her 8 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband George, her son George, her son-in-law Ralph Brady, her daughter-in-law Mary Geissler and her brother William Bagnell.

     Visitation will be at Coffey Funeral Home on Friday, February 23, 2018 from 5PM to 9PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Transfiguration Church on Saturday, February 24, 2018  at 10:00 AM with interment to follow in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in Valhalla, New York.

Coffee Funeral Home
91 North Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
(914) 631-0983

Church of the Transfiguration
268 South Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591

Monday, February 12, 2018

Communion Breakfast Announcement 2018

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

St. Joseph's Seminary, Dunwoodie, Yonkers, New York

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), Myles Scully Division #1 of Yonkers, New York will host their Annual Communion Breakfast on Sunday, February 25th at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers beginning at 11:00 am.

The annual event will have a mass celebrated in the Seminary Chapel followed by a full hot breakfast served in the Seminary refectory.

The Chapel at St. Joseph's Seminary in Yonkers

The guest speaker for the breakfast will be Sister Elizabeth Maria Hogan, CFR of the Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal.  The Hibernians will also honor Michael Flynn and present him with the James McGinty Hibernian of the Year Award for his extraordinary work and dedication to the order.

The cost is $20.00 per person in advance and $10 for children under 10. ($25.00 per person the day of the event).

For more information, contact the AOH of Yonkers at:

Monday, January 29, 2018

Yonkers AOH Supports Benefit for Luke in Yonkers

Yonkers AOH Supports Benefit for Boy Diagnosed with Bone Cancer

Division #1 members Stephen McDonagh, Mike Morley and Kevin Ellis
 with Event Organizers at the Benefit for Luke Event at Rory Dolan's

     A benefit was held this past weekend at Rory Dolan’s in Yonkers for a young man who is battling bone cancer. Luke Gallagher is 11 years old and is the youngest of seven children.  He was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and has already gone thru many treatments of chemotherapy as well as several surgeries to have his legs reconstructed.  He is currently in the process of learning to walk again but is still facing at least another 10 rounds of chemo in the future.  Luke older brother Eoghan serves as the Financial Secretary of the AOH Division #17 of New Rochelle, New York.

Capacity Crowd at the Benefit for Luke in Yonkers

     The event, which was in the planning stages for several months, featured live music, dancing performances, gift basket raffles and an autographed sports memorabilia auction. A very special 70 foot long “gaming trailer” was also brought in so kids could spend time playing video games throughout the day.

Items in the Sports Memorabilia Auction at the Benefit for Luke

     The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Division #1 of Yonkers was honored to participate and presented the family with a $500 dollar pledge of support at the event.  If you would like to get involved and help the fundraising effort, you can visit a website dedicated to helping raise funds for Luke and the difficult challenges he faces going forward.  

Note: Photos by Kevin Fitzgerald

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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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