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LAOH Fundraiser at McGlynn's

Posted on June 17, 2015 at 9:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Enjoy a great meal with great friends and McGlynns will donate 10% of the night’s profits to LAOH St. Brigid Division. Just print the above flyer and bring it with you! It couldn't be easier to support them. Funds raised by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians goes to support worthy charities.

Academic Scholarship Winners Announced!

Posted on June 10, 2015 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Academic Scholarship recipient Amanda Meadows (center) poses with her family and Scholarship Committee Chairman George Murphy (left), Pastor Msgr John Hopkins and Division President Mike Quirk (right)

Congratulations to the 2015 Newark AOH Scholarship recipient Amanda Meadows!

Amanda was Valedictorian at Appoquinimink High School and she plans to major in Biology at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Her volunteer work includes work at Bunker Hill Elementary School, Square Dog Ranch, and as a Catechist at St. Margaret of Scotland and St. Joseph's parishes. She was also Vice President of FFA, member of the National Honor Society, French Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society and Science Olympiad as well as school-spnsored clubs. Please join the division in congratulating Amanda!

This year, the division also awarded scholarships to two runners-up:

Erin Jones from Holy Family parish and Newark High School. She volunteers for Vacation Bible school, as an Alter Server, and with the Giving Tree. She's also involved in Math League, Chorus, Student Government, Locks of Love, The Food Bank, and Dance (including Irish dance)

Katherine Lee from St Margaret of Scotland and St Marks High School. She volunteers for Ronald McDonald House, Eucharistic Minister, and St Marks Z club.She's also involved in Field Hockey(Captain), Lacrosse, AP scholar Award, and a US Presidential Scholar Finalist.

The Division is proud to honor and reward local youths who excel at academics as well as give back to their communities!


The Irish Connection

Posted on February 24, 2015 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

From the New Castle County Website (click the link for details):

The Irish Connection: Kilwaughter Castle to Rockwood Mansion in grand style.

Free tours will be given on the hour at 12pm, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm. There will be Irish music by Converse Crew, and refreshments! Bring your family our for this grand celebration! This year-long exhibit features photographs, letters, furniture and other artifacts, some of which have never been on display. Also featured will be Bessie’s presentation gown worn when she and her brother were presented at the Royal Court of King Edward VII at Dublin Castle in 1903. The dress, covered in shamrocks, along with her written accounts of the event are a charming glimpse into the Irish aristocracy.

Wilmington St. Patrick's Day Parade

Posted on February 21, 2015 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (0)

The ICCD's 40th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 14, at 12:00 noon in downtown Wilmington.

The ICCD's Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Hooley will follow the parade. The hooley will take place at 14th & King Street. A large tent will be at that location to sell commemorative mugs, and to have the annual hooley. All-you-can-drink beer mugs will be $15 each, and will be honored until the kegs are kicked!


Congratulations to Scholarship Winner

Posted on February 8, 2015 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (0)

2014 Newark AOH Sholarship winner Jessica Charney (2nd from right), celebrates with members of the division

Please join the division in congratulating our 2014 Newark AOH Academic Scholarship winner Jessica Charney.

Jessica is a member of Holy Angels Parish and attends St. Elizabeth High School. In addition to her volunteer work with the youth group and leadership team at Holy Angels, she has extensive volunteer experience in the community, including with St. Anthony of Padua's Via Crucis, St. Elizabeth Campus Ministry (eucharistic minister), A.I. duPont Hospital for children, tutoring elementary children with the Future Teachers of America, and to much more to mention!

After being an Honor Student at St. Elizabeths, Jessica now attends Stevenson University where she is studying Nursing. With her academic achievements and compassionate volunteer experience, the Division is confident Jessica will make a fine Nurse and continue to be a valuable member of our community.

Once again, congratulations Jessica!

Stormont House Agreement

Posted on January 29, 2015 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Click on the below link to learn more about the Stormont House Agreement.

This agreement provides the framework for reconciliation and upholding the rule of law and the pursuit of justice in the Northern counties of Ireland.

After 11 weeks of talks at Stormont, this agreement was reached with Northern Ireland’s political leaders, providing a new approach to some of the most difficult issues left over from Northern Ireland’s past. It offers a new start and a far more hopeful future, but will need continued hard work to ensure it fulfils its promise.

Black Friday Hot Dog Sale at Boscov's

Posted on November 28, 2014 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Division members participated in our annual Hot Dog Sale at Boscov's on Black Friday. Hundreds of hot dogs were sold along with a variety of Pepsi products. Hungry shoppers were treated to Hatfield hot dogs while shopping for bargains on the biggest sales day of the year!

Member Discount for Irish Themed Gifts!

Posted on March 18, 2014 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The division has secured a discount for members and visitors to this site for Irish-themed gifts. The Executive Gift Shoppe carries a line of personalized Irish themed gifts that may be of interest to members. As a thank you to us, the proprietor has offered a 20% coupon code for members & visitors to this site. Just use the coupon code "IRISH" when checking out to receive the discount.

The website is

There are many items that would make excellent gifts!

Division Scholarship Winner Announced

Posted on December 14, 2013 at 10:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Shawn Butler, center, holding the check, with his parents Mike & Sharon along with Fr DiBuo and several Hibernians

Congratulations go out to the first recipient of the Newark AOH Academic Scholarship, Shawn Butler. Shawn is a graduate of Delaware Military Acadamy and attends St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic parish along with his parents, Mike & Sharon. Shawn will apply the scholarship toward his studies at the University of Delaware.

The Newark AOH Academic Scholarship is open to high school seniors who are involved in the church communities at any of the four churches from which our division draws its members. Those churches are: Holy Angles/Saint John, Holy Family, Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Saint Margaret of Scotland.

Applicants must be matriculating in a two or four year accredited degree program. The award is limited to two payments of $500.00, one per semester, during the coming academic year. The payments are made directly to the institution attended by the recipient. Payments will not be made for special or shortened semesters.

The 2013 Scholarship committee was chaired by Brother George Murphy. Other Committee Members were Mike Quirk, John Lynch and Patrick Costello. The award was presented to Shawn and his parents at the  LAOH-AOH Picnic at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Parish over the summer.

Irish Music and More!

Posted on September 6, 2013 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)


The Festival takes place at the Commodore Barry Club in Philadelphia. Known as the "Irish Center", it is close to train line and has nearby free parking. 6815 Emlen St. Philadelphia, PA 19119


On Thursday, September 12th at 8:00 p.m. there will be a night of song hosted by Gerry Timlin with some of the best singers of Irish songs in the region including Terry Kane, Matt Ward, and Mary Kay Mann. This Thursday night concert is dedicated to local singer/musician and longtime festival chairman, Frank Malley.


Friday night, September 13th, starting at 8:00 p.m. is filled with music and dance with a Ceili dance with live music by the McGillians & Friends, one of the best Ceili bands in the tri-state area, certain to make the Festival Ceili dance a hit. Additionally, in the Fireside Room a music filled Rambling House hosted by Gabriel Donohue that will start at 8:00 pm and go on through the night. Get ready to hear tunes, songs and a story or two – with very special guest Joanie Madden. Be sure to read Irish Philadelphia's beautiful story on Joanne.


Saturday, September 14th is jam packed with things to do for the whole family. The day kicks off at 11:00 a.m. with the live music and instrumental workshops at all levels for all ages offered by world class musicians. Additionally, there will workshops in singing both in Irish and English, Irish language, genealogy, St. Brigid’s cross making and much more. Workshops free this year to current PCG members with the price of admission. There will be live music provided by local musicians and singers, and dance demonstrations by local dancer groups, activities for the kids including facepainting, and Irish fairy tales. Irish product vendors and food will be available throughout the day. Saturday’s 7:00 pm concert featuring the Philadelphia premier of Tony DeMarco's Atlantic Wave (Tony DeMarco, Martin O’Connell, Sean Earnest, Donie Carroll, and Siobhan Butler) and Nuala Kennedy with Eamon O'Leary. – just part of a stellar line-up and a fitting finale to the festival. It will be a rockin’ night of Irish traditional music, and dance. It’s bound to be great “craic!” (great fun to the non-Irish speakers!)


A special thank-you to all our sponsors and volunteers that make this festival happen! Go to to get more information on the Festival; the 3-day schedule; to buy tickets; and sign up for workshops.


The Ceili Group began in 1958, when a group of young Irish immigrants and Irish-American ceili and step dancers gathered at The Commodore Barry Center (a.k.a the “Irish Center”) to formally promote Irish music, dance and culture. The annual festival began in 1975, when founders of the Ceili Group decided that our local Irish music and dance talent should be shared with a larger audience, and in a larger setting, than just the Friday night ceilis. In a short time, the Ceili Group Festival featuring many of the finest Irish performers from around the globe, became the largest-attended one-day Irish festival in this country, and then expanded to a three-day festival in recent years. There is a good chance that one or two might show up at the festival.

Beidh fáilte romhat. Buail isteach.



Newark AOH Academic Scholarship

Congratulations to the 2014 Newark AOH Academic Scholarship recipient, Jessica Charney. 

The application deadline for the 2015 scholarship has now passed. Good luck to all those who applied.

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