Adams AOH hosts Irish Festival

Saturday, July 21, 2011  10:00am – 5:00pm We’re Back! With… Thanks to a successful Irish Music Concert in July 2011 & donations from friends and a few vendors, the 13th annual Adams County Irish Festival will be held this summer at Gettysburg Moose Park. Traditional Irish folk music will once again echo throughout the shady grounds of Gettysburg Moose Park as the Irish Heritage Foundation of Gettysburg (IHFG) will present the festival on Saturday July 21, 2012. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and will feature an afternoon of fun for the whole family with Irish … Continue reading

Parish Ministry Fair

  Much thanks to Brother Jim McGinnis, and the McGinnis clan for the outstanding job of representing the Division at the recent Saint Patrick Parish Ministry Fair, June 9 and 10.Jim reports that the Fair was well attended and he answered questions to several individuals about our organization. And at least two walked away with applications for membership. Well played Brother McGinnis, and much thanks from all your Brothers in the Division. … Continue reading

Division takes point again

March 24, Harrisburg.  Once again Cumberland 2 the General William Thompson of the AOH has stepped forward to put the name of the AOH out there, and provide support in any way it can to forward and preserve Irish american history and gaelic culture. The Harrisburg Saint Patrick’s Day Parade was scheduled for March 24th, with opening ceremonies at 8:30. These ceremonies were scheduled to honor Tom and Romayne McGinnis Grand marshals for this year’s parade, and also to pay respects to their son Spc. Ross McGinnis Medal of Honor recipient. Division President acted as Officer in Charge of the … Continue reading

Thompson Division of AOH makes papers on Saint Patrick’s Day

The following story appeared on March 17 in the Carlisle Sentinel. Their was one misquote which this editor has corrected… Local chapter of The Ancient Order of Hibernians hope to dispel St. Patrick’s Day myths By Lauren McLane, Sentinel Reporter The Sentinel – cumberlink.com On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone likes to pretend to be Irish. They think that wearing green attire, aping an Irish brogue, and drinking copious amounts of alcohol makes them Irish. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, AOH or Hibernians for short, is working hard to dispel those myths. “We’re fighting stereotypes. We call those people ‘plastic Paddies.’ … Continue reading