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Monday, January 26, 2015

60th Annual Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade

Timothy Rooney Jr. Named Grand Marshal for 60th Annual Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Grand Marshal Timothy Rooney Jr.

     Timothy Rooney Jr, General Counsel of Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, has been named as the Grand Marshal for the 60th Annual Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade on McLean Avenue to be held on March 21, 2015.  Mr. Rooney will lead over 5,000 marchers, including over 28 bands up The Emerald Mile on McLean Avenue in front of an estimated 35,000-40,000 spectators in what many are now proclaiming to be the 2nd largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York State.

New Updated Yonkers Parade Logo for 2015

     The events on parade day will begin with a Mass held at St. Barnabas Chapel at 11:30, followed by the parade which will step off at 1:30pm.

     In addition to Mr. Rooney, The Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has chosen eight individuals to serve as Aides to The Grand Marshal.  Those chosen represent a cross section of The Irish American Community who have contributed greatly to their community and represent the very best of The Irish in Yonkers.

Division One Officer and Aide for 2015 Scott McGown

     Division One is proud to have Scott McGown, Division Sentinel honored as an Aide to The Grand Marshal for 2015!

2015 Aides to the Grand Marshal

Lawrence Dunn
Assistant Chief – Yonkers Fire Department

Mary Hoar
Ladies AOH Division #19 Yonkers & The Yonkers Historical Society

Orla Kelleher
Executive Director – Aisling Irish Community Center
2015 Aide to The Grand Marshal – NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Patrick McCormack
Lieutenant – Yonkers Police Department
Member - Pipes & Drums – Police Emerald Society of Westchester

Scott McGown
Ancient Order of Hibernians – Myles Scully, Division #1 Yonkers

Dave McIntyre
Past President of the New York G.A.A. Minor Board

Patrick Murphy
McLean Avenue Merchant’s Association

Rosaleen Tallon
Advocate for Families of 9/11 First Responders

Raising the Irish Flag at Yonkers City Hall 2014

     The parade also will also host several events in the days leading up to the parade.  On Saturday, March 7th, there will be a flag raising ceremony held at Yonkers City Hall at 4pm.  There will then be a Mass held at St. Mary’s Church on Broadway at 5pm.  The day will conclude with a Grand Dinner Reception held at Yonkers Raceway Starting at 7pm.

     There will be a commemorative journal for the dinner, sponsorship opportunities are available thru the parade’s website.  For more information and dinner reservations, please visit the Parade Committee’s Website: 

AOH Division One Marching on McLean Avenue in 2014

     The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Myles Scully Division #1 was the founding organization and original sponsor of The Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 1956.  The AOH still assists the Parade Committee with formation on Parade Day, and will once again take its place of honor as the last marching unit to come up The Emerald Mile.

Monday, January 19, 2015

AOH Yonkers Communion Breakfast 2015

Yonkers Ancient Order of Hibernians to Hold Annual Communion Breakfast at St. Joseph’s Seminary

St. Joseph's Seminary at Dunwoodie in Yonkers

     The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Myles Scully, Division#1 of Yonkers will hold their Annual Communion Breakfast at St. Joseph’s Seminary on Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 10:00am.  

Capacity Crowd at Last years Communion Breakfast

     The event will begin with Mass celebrated in The Seminary’s Chapel at 10am, followed by a full hot breakfast served in the Seminary Cafeteria.  The guest speaker will be Tommy Smyth, a lifelong Yonkers native and sports commentator & analyst for ESPN Networks.  He is also The Broadcast announcer for the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade on WNBC Channel 4.

Guest Speaker Tommy Smyth of ESPN

     The Hibernians will also recognize two of their members, Larry McCrudden and Patrick McLaughlin as Hibernians of the year.  Larry McCrudden is the Co-Chairman of the Yonkers St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee and Patrick McLaughlin is a retired School teacher and serves at Historian for The Yonkers AOH.  Both men have contributed greatly to the AOH and the Irish Community in Yonkers.

Communion Breakfast Flyer

     Tickets are $20 in advance for adults. Children 10 and under are $10.  The cost will be $25 the day of the event. 

Communion Breakfast Registration Form
     For more information and reservations, please contact The AOH of Yonkers at aohyonkers@gmail.com or call (914) 844-4123.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Historian's Report - Thomas Clarke Luby

Irish Historian’s Report

Division One is honored to share Irish History articles provided by The National Historian of The Ancient Order of Hibernians

Thomas Clarke Luby
By Mike McCormack – AOH National Historian

Thomas Clarke Luby 1822-1901

     On January 16, 1822 an Irish revolutionary, author and journalist was born in Dublin, to a Church of Ireland clergyman and a Catholic mother. His uncle was a Professor of Greek and a Fellow and Dean of Trinity College Dublin who couldn’t understand his nephew’s nationalist tendencies. His nephew studied Law and even taught at the college for a time. He was to become one of Ireland’s greatest patriots although today, the name of Thomas Clarke Luby does not attract the admiration it deserves.

     Luby supported Daniel O’Connell and his Repeal Association and contributed to The Nation – a nationalist newspaper. As O’Connell grew more conciliatory to the Crown, the paper grew more militaristic. In 1847 Luby and many others, including the editorial staff broke with O’Connell and joined the Young Irelanders in the Irish Confederation. Following a failed rising in 1848, Luby attempted to revive the fighting in 1849 with members of the short-lived secret Irish Democratic Association, but this too ended in failure

Thomas Clarke Luby
     In 1851 Luby traveled to France to join the French Foreign Legion and learn infantry tactics but recruiting had been suspended. He went to Australia for a year and returned to Ireland where he edited the Tribune with the same spirit as he had on The Nation. During this time he remained in touch with the men of 1849, attempting to start a new revolutionary movement. He shared his views with James Stephens, another veteran of 1848 whom he met in 1856. The pair made several journeys through the country trying to keep the revolutionary spirit alive. In the autumn of 1857, a courier arrived with a message signed by four Irish exiles in the United States, two of whom were John O’Mahony and Michael Doheny. The message asked if Stephens would establish a force in Ireland to win national independence if support came from America.      

      O’Mahony and Doheny were also two veterans of the 1848 rising after which O’Mahony had fled to France with Stephens before going to America leaving Stephens to return to Ireland. O’Mahony and Doheny had been organizing support in America among exiles of An Gorta Mor and were members of an AOH committee called the Emmet Monument Association. It would later break out as the Fenian Brotherhood.   In December Stephens replied that he would, but needed seed money to begin organizing.

Fenian Brotherhood Membership Certificate

     On 17 March 1858, a courier arrived in Dublin with the acceptance of Stephens’s terms by the newly-formed Fenian Brotherhood and with the first of three monthly instalments of £80. That very evening the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) was established, in Peter Langan’s timber-yard in Lombard Street as Thomas Clarke Luby swore in James Stephens and Stephens, in turn, swore in Luby with an oath that Luby had composed. The oath ended with the words: that I will yield implicit obedience, in all things not contrary to the law of God to the commands of my superior officers; and that I shall preserve inviolable secrecy regarding all the transactions of this secret society that may be confided in me. So help me God! Sounds remarkably like the AOH oath ending, doesn’t it.

Fenian Brotherhood Medal

     In mid-1863 the Luby started the Irish People newspaper with financial aid from American Fenians. The staff of the paper included such noted revolutionaries as Charles Kickham, John O’Leary, Denis Mulcahy, O’Donovan Rossa, James O’Connor and John Haltigan. In 1864, Stephens left on a tour of America and Luby was appointed to lead the IRB. On 15 July 1865 American plans for a rising in Ireland were discovered when the emissary lost them at Kingstown railway station. They found their way to Dublin Castle and the police raided the offices of the Irish People on 15 September, arresting Luby, O’Leary and O’Donovan Rossa. Kickham was caught a month later as was Stephens. Fenian prison warders, John J. Breslin and Dan Byrne aided Stephens in escaping to France while Luby was sentenced to 20 years.

     After six years, Luby was pardoned in January 1871, but was banished from Ireland till the expiration of his 20-year sentence. After a brief spell in Europe he sailed to America and settled in New York. He lectured all over the country for years and wrote for a number of Irish newspapers on political topics, never surrendering his belief that his homeland deserved independence – even though he would never see her again! At the memorial meeting on the death of patriot John Mitchel, he was chosen to deliver the principal address in Madison Square Garden.

Thomas Clarke Luby Gravesite in Bay View Cemetery, New Jersey

     On 29 November 1902, two months before his 80th birthday, Thomas Clarke Luby – dedicated Irish patriot – died in Jersey City, NJ after years of rallying Irishmen to support the cause of a free Ireland. He was buried in Bay View Cemetery in that city beside his wife – the daughter of John Frazer, who wrote poems for The Nation and the Irish Felon. His epitaph reads: Thomas Clarke Luby 1822 – 1901 He devoted his life to love of Ireland and quest of truth.



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



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