Irish Interests

9th Annual Gael Scoil

Gael Scoil is a two day Irish cultural program for children  The program was developed by members of Mercer 10 and is in its 9the year.  They cover many areas of Irish culture.  Some of the program activities include: Culture – The oral tradition and its contribution to Irish history (including some storytelling by our […]

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NY Times Uses Tragedy To Defame Irish Students

On June 16th, 2015 the New York Times printed an article about a tragedy in Berkeley California where 6 Irish students died and others injured in a balcony collapse. The students were in the US on J-1 visas that allow foreign students to come to the US for a summer and work to learn all […]

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AOH Divisions Team Up For New Irish Festival

Brothers from Monmouth 16 and Ocean 11 are working together to produce a new Irish Festival in Freehold in May. Admission is only $5, but AOH members and their families get in for free. Date/Time: May 16, 2015 10AM to 6PM Place: Lake Topanemus Park, Freehold. For more information visit: http://www.centraljerseyirishfestival.org/

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NJAOH Discounts for Ireland The Show

A performance titled “Ireland The Show” will be at the South Orange Performing Arts Center on November 4th & 5th.  Discount tickets are available to NJAOH members using to coupon code “Happy Feet” when booking tickets The show’s producers describe the show as an innovative and exciting new Celtic production celebrating the very best of Irish heritage […]

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Supporting Kylemore Abbey

The NJAOH has been asked to help support an Irish landmark, the Kylemore Abbey. Information on this initiative is provided below. You know the iconic postcard images of Ireland: the Cliffs of Moher at sunset; the forceful Statue of Daniel O’Connell in front of the G.P.O in Dublin; the Giant’s Causeway on a glorious summer […]

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GaelFest

The NJAOH Culture & Heritage Chairman, Dermot Farley, is organizing an Irish cultural event in conjunction with a group called Claddagh na nGael.  This group focuses on Irish cultural interests.  The inaugural event will be held on June 1st.  The information on the event is listed below GaelFest On Saturday, June 1st 2013, Claddagh na nGael […]

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Grants for US Irish Language Learners To Study In Ireland

A program called the Gaeltacht Summer Awards is open for applications due April 30th, 2013. The program offers and opportunity for Irish Language Learners in the US to spend two to six weeks studying Irish in the Gaeltachtaί. The grants are sponsored by the Department of Arts, Heritage, & Gaeltacht Affairs, the National Lottery of […]

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Presidential Proclamation of March as Irish-American Heritage Month

Once again the President has issued a proclamation, declaring March 2012 as Irish American Heritage Month Read the full Proclamation Text: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/03/01/presidential-proclamation-irish-american-heritage-month-2012

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Irish Heritage Certificates

The Irish Government has started a program to issue Irish Hertiage Certificates. The certificates are designed to be official recognition of your Irish hertiage. These certificates are something that are being sold and can be given as gifts. In order to purchase a certificate you must provide a link to an ancestor from Ireland and […]

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Fifth Annual Gael Scoil Accepting Applications

In 2007 members of Joe Cahill Mercer 10 Division created a program called Gael Scoil. The Gael Scoil is a unique two day immersion into Irish culture for children 6-17 through professionally led classes presenting Irish culture, dance, history, music, sports, language, folklore, heroes, the great hunger, women of Ireland, literary heritage, the oral tradition […]

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