Archive for AOH Events

Wreaths Across America


It was a humbling experience to lay wreaths at Arlington Cemetery last weekend.  It is a good service project that reminds us that not all can be home for the holidays.  Some photos honoring Washington Parke-Custis and President JFK are attached, and I hope we can get many volunteers to assist with the pick-up of the wreaths on 20 JAN. With thousands of volunteers, it is easier to take the metro, or to drive and park at FT Myer if you have access.

Merry Christmas!

Brendan Cooney

Chairman, Veteran Affairs

Ancient Order of Hibernians, VA

843 860 5740 (c)


AOH 2017 Christmas Party at Murphy’s Grand Old Irish Pub

Fantastic time had by all at our Annual Christmas Party at Murphy’s Grand Old Irish Pub.  Our classic Christmas entertainment – Irish dancers Kate & Addison Laragy, Jai Mitchell, Singers Mary Smith, Liam Laragy, Brother Devin Ruic & his girlfriend, and Guitar/Singer Brother PJ Dougherty.  Thanks to Brother Scott Laragy for coordinating the event!  Our Division recognized Murphy’s Pub and Manager Kenny Mitchell for their outstanding support and hospitality with a plaque.


AOH Capitals Hockey Game Outing

Thanks to Brother Mike McEntee for coordinating AOH Capitals outing.  We had almost 40 people in attendance (members with their family/friends) for the action packed evening starting with the buffet at the Brewhouse.  Caps won 4-3 thanks to some extra prayers from Fr. Barnes and Fr. Bresnahan!




☘1st Annual AOH Duck Hunt


Our first hunt was a blast. We plan on doing another hunt on Friday, January 20. Our guide Travis was a real character.

Division Brothers earn their Major Degree

President Riley, Organizer McEntee and brothers Clark and Coates attended our AOH State Quarterly meeting.  Following the meeting, five Division Brothers earned their Major Degree. Congratulations to Brothers – Brian Doyle, Larry Clark, Bob Whearty, Buck Coates, and Dave Lewis!



St. Mary Oktoberfest October 22

Outstanding time thanks to all the Brothers who helped make the Oktoberfest a huge success.  Thanks to the McLaughlin family who coordinated and sponsored this awesome annual event! Our 50/50 helped raise money for charity.



AOH Sponsors St. Mary Church – After the 5’s Social

Brother Greg Doherty coordinates After the 5’s social after the 5pm mass on October 21.  Fr. Hathaway & Brothers McGuinness, Castillo, PJ, and Riley helped make it happen.