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PETER F. WHALEN,
Ní neart go cur le chéile
There’s no strength without unity
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AROUND THE EMERALD GREEN
December 13, 2022– next GCUES meeting
January 28, 2023- Con ES 60th Anniv. Dinner
November 30, 2022– FDNY ES Christmas Party
November 4, 2022, FDNY ES Dinner
November 2, 2022– GCUES meeting
Irish Echo First Responders awards October 28, 2022, Rosie O’Gradys
PESNC 2023-2024 Executive Board
October 3, 2022, Press Release
October 14, 2022, NYCD ES Dinner
October 5, 2022, GCUES meeting
September 24, 2022, The Great Irish Fair
September 23, 2022, Yankee game
September 17, 2022, Irish Language Mass
The Ancient Order of Hibernians will join with Gaelic Societies, Irish community groups, and parishioners in the strongly Irish Woodlawn-McLean area to host the now-annual Irish language Mass on Saturday, September 17th, at 2:30 pm. The GCUES chaplain Fr. Brendan Fitzgerald, will celebrate the Mass in Gaelic, again symbolized by the Irish Mass Rocks, and this year including prayers for those who “hunger and thirst for justice” remembering families of victims killed during the Troubles, still denied the truth.
Under AOH National President Danny O’Connell, the Bronx AOH Irish language Mass became a national AOH event, viewed by Hibernians across the United States and in Ireland, via the St. Barnabas Facebook and AOH youtube. Thousands of people have viewed the Mass, many of them seeing a Gaelic Mass for the first time.
Irish-English translations of the liturgy will be made available so that anyone can read the prayers in English as they hear the Mass said in Irish. A special musical program will be provided by the Dawn Doherty Academy of Irish music and Sean Ruane.
Pipers will include Dermot Moore and Pat O’Hara. LAOH President Marilyn Madigan will be represented by Joan Moore.
Each year, the Bronx County Irish Language Mass at St. Barnabas has been dedicated to all those who have kept the Irish language and culture alive. To symbolize this theme, the AOH flyer depicts a Mass Rock where Gaelic speakers gathered in secret to hear outlawed Masses said by outlawed priests in defiance of English penal laws.
This year the Irish Mass will include a special theme of victims’ families “who hunger and thirst for justice”, remembering families who have been fighting for justice for loved ones murdered during the Troubles, and now face planned British amnesty laws opposed by all Irish political parties and the Catholic Bishops.
The Mass will be held in the St. Barnabas Main Church, on Martha Avenue at East 241st Street near the Bronx River Parkway, Deegan Expressway, or Metro-North Railroad, this Saturday, September 17th, at 2:30 pm. Everyone welcome!”
NYPD GFC vs FDNY GFC Sept 17, 2022
September 7, 2022 Meeting
Thanks to Fighting 69th Whiskey Chris Leskowicz and Chris Creagh for their support of the GCUES and our affiliated organizations. Visit the Fighting69th Whiskey website for more information.
Third Annual Big Irish Campfire 2022
The third annual Irish Echo “Big Irish Campfire” forum and luncheon will take place on Friday, August 19, 2022, at Iona University, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY 10801. The Grand Council of United Emerald Societies is one of the Campfire partners.
The Speakers are from major sectors including Business, Labor, Pandemic Lessons from the Great Hunger, Theatre, Arts, Politics, Literature, Sport, Heritage Museums, Irish Centers, Irish American Community Organizations, Film, Start-Ups, Travel & Tourism, Media, College Partnerships, Irish Studies, Philanthropy, and Irish Peace Process.
There will be presentations of Campfire Cara Medals to representatives of top Irish American Organizations across the USA, Panels, an Awards Luncheon, and a Celebration of the Black and the Green.
Be part of The Big Irish Campfire showcase, spotlighting Irish American organizations across the US, which will give the most comprehensive picture of the scale and scope of our community. This showcase will be a permanent online celebration of Irish America and will also appear in the print and digital versions of the Irish Echo.
Go to our Irish Campfire Page for photos, videos, and the recap of the day.
September 9, 2022 Fundraiser
With much sadness, the GCUES reports the death of James Joseph Lubey (July 2, 2022), beloved husband of Kathleen Murphy Lubey, President of SCPOES and member of the GCUES Board of Directors. Please keep James and his family in your prayers. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam/”May his soul be on God’s right hand. Click for Wake and Funeral information.
A Blue and Emerald Walkout
Big Irish Campfire 2022
Congratulations Pete Whalen
Irish Night at CitiField
Robert F. Algar
Past President, GCUES
Past President, SCPOES
Charter member, SCPOES
1991 GCUES Aide to the Grand Marshal of the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade
2001 SCPOES Man of the Year.
Bob was a New York State Police Trooper from 1960 and retired in 1983, as a Senior Investigator. In 1984 he joined the New York State Guard, attaining the rank of Brigadier General and retiring in 2002.
Suffolk Social Meeting
Queens County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Dinner
Saturday, February 12, 2022