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Our Next meeting will be held on First Friday, September 7th at the
Dikeman Engine & Hose Company in Goshen

Directions from Middletown;

Take Rt. 17 East to exit 124, at the ramp stay left to make left turn on Rt. 17A (towards Florida, NY), at the light make a left onto Rt. 17 A , Greenwich Ave. (Suresky Chrysler - Plymouth will be diagonally across the street at the light). Go a short distance to the first street - Sorrento Drive, make a right.  The fire house is on the first building on the left. Make the first left turn into the firehouse. The entrance is in the rear, take stairs or elevator to the second floor.

Directions from Chester and points East of Goshen

Take Rt. 17 West to exit 124, at the ramp make a left. Continue to the next light and make a left onto Rt. 17A, Greenwich Ave. The next light after going over Rt. 17 overpass is the Exit / Entrance to Rt. 17 East on the left and Suresky Chrysler - Plymouth on the right.  Continue a short distance to the first street - Sorrento Drive, make a right.  The fire house is on the first building on the left. Make the first left turn into the firehouse. The entrance is in the rear, take stairs or elevator to the second floor.


Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan AOH Division 4 Newsletter Summer 2018

National, State and County News

Cead Mile Failte! A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!

AOH Division 4's next meeting is First Friday, September 7th, 7:30pm at the Dikeman Engine & Hose Company in Goshen. No meeting in July or August!

Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan 2018 AOH Division 4 officers: 

President - Kevin Dooner, Vice-President - Ronald Heppes, Financial Secretary - Edmond Burke, Recording Secretary - Thomas B. Quinn,                                 

-Treasurer - James O'Malley, Standing Committee Chairman - Patrick McKernan, Marshal - Robert Heppes, Sentinel - John Blaine 

 The 2018 AOH/LAOH National Convention will be held in Louisville, Kentucky from July 11 to July 14. For Online registration go to http//www.louisvilleiris2018.com

AOH National News: Denis Mulcahy Project Children founder, 2nd Vice President of the Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society and AOH Division 1 Brother will be honored at the 2018 AOH National Convention to be held July 11th to the 14th in Louisville, Kentucky. Congratulations Denis! For online registration and reservations go to http://louisvilleirish2018.com or call (800) 843-4258, mention Hibernians https://aws.passkey.com/go/AOHLAOH18 

Orange County News The next County Board will be held at Fr. Donald J. Whalen AOH Division 2 Hall in Cornwall, NY on Sunday, September 9th at 2pm. All members in good standing are welcome! The Orange AOH County Picnic date has yet to be determined. It will be held either Saturday, September 22 or the 29th at Division 2 Hall on Hibernian Way Cornwall. I will let you know which date in a future newsletter and by an email.


AOH Division 2 will be sponsoring the AOH Orange County Communion Mass and Breakfast to take place on Sunday, October 28th at the National Shrine to Our Lady of Mount Carmel on Waywayanda Avenue in Middletown. The Mass is 9:30am in St. Brendan's Chapel followed by the breakfast at the Shrine. Division 4 Brothers will convene prior to the Mass at 9:00am for a prayer service at the Carmelite Cemetery on grounds of the Shrine to honor our deceased Carmelite chaplains.

 Irish Day/Halfway to St. Patrick's Day will take place on Saturday, October 21st at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Washingtonville. More info' will be forthcoming.

AOH Division 4's 2018 Patrick E. Cochrane Memorial Irish Golf Tournament will be held at the Monroe Country Club on Friday, August 17th. Brother John Higgins is the Golf Committee Chairman. You will see additional names and contact numbers of the Brothers on the committee on the tournament flyer. If you have questions, please contact us. Look at UPCOMING EVENTS on this website and you will see the information on the tournament along with all the forms that can be printed out.

Patrick Cochrane was an active member who participated along with others by giving his time and effort to the Division’s events such as the St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dances and Golf tournaments thereby insuring their success way back in the early years of our Division. Pat was fun to be around and possessed a great sense of humor. We lost Pat to cancer, and it is in his memory the golf tournament is named.
This golf tournament is AOH Fr. Emmanuel Hourihan Division 4’s primary fundraiser. It enables the division to donate to charitable organizations, schools and worthy causes throughout the year. In order for this to be a successful venture, we need your assistance and support. It is hoped we will be able to field a minimum of Forty golfers or Ten foursomes that day. If you wish to participate in a foursome or join with others in a foursome, please do so by completing the appropriate form.
Please help us recruit golfers! If you know of a business, organization, families or individuals who would like to sponsor a Tee, please contact them and help them in filling out the appropriate form and getting it back to the committee. 
                                                                                                                    The mailing address is:
                                                                                                                    AOH Division 4
                                                                                                                    PO Box 436
                                                                                                                    New Hampton, NY 10958.

Division 4 commemorated Memorial Day by joining the Goshen Knights of Columbus and the Catholic War Veterans in traveling to each cemetery to honor our Veterans. Brothers from Orange County AOH Divisions 1 and 2 also participated with us in this yearly event. Thanks for taking the time and attending on this holiday to commemorate the sacrifice and service of our Armed Services veterans.The sunrise service began at St. John’s Cemetery and was repeated at St. James Cemetery, Slate Hill Cemetery, Orange County Veterans National Cemetery then the Orange Blossom Monument. All Brothers joined with Bob Allen and his wife for a decade of Rosary at the gravesite of their son Lieutenant Louis Allen. The AOH Jr. Boys' Division is named for Lieutenant Allen. All participants were invited to the breakfast that followed at the Goshen Senior Center. This breakfast was sponsored by the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Goshen.  Ed Burke, Ron Heppes, Pat Lahiff, Ray Patterson, Brian Strommer, and the brothers from Divisions 1 & 2 represented the AOH.


Thanks to all brothers who attended St. Patrick's Day Celebrations and to those volunteering their time and/or marching in the Mid-Hudson and New York City parades. The weather cooperated for both parades. Remember next year's NY City's parade also will be on a Saturday again. Mark your calendars. Thanks to Ed Burke, AOH Orange County President for keeping all Divisions apprised of all events and well informed. Brothers we must remember to stay committed to celebrating our Irish heritage throughout the year too. Listed below for another month are those recognized and honored in March for their numerous contributions to the Irish community.

AOH Joseph Duelk Jr. Division 1 is in the process of recruiting Catholic young men ages 8-15 to form an AOH Junior Boy’s Division. This Division is called the Louis Allen Division. AOH Division 1 President Thomas Flynn and Orange County Board President Thomas McDonald have contacted John S. Burke CHS to attract young men attending there to consider joining an AOH Junior Boy's Division. If you have family members or know someone who would be likely and deserving candidates, please have them contact me and I will obtain the pertinent information and put them in contact with Brother Tom Flynn and /or Brother Tom McDonald.

 1st Lieutenant Louis Allen of the 42nd Infantry Division of NY Army National Guard was mortally wounded by a claymore mine in Iraq and died on June 8, 2005. He was a Physics and Earth Science teacher at George S. Baker High School in Tuxedo. He lived with his wife Barbara and their 4 boys in Milford, Pennsylvania. His Gold Star parents are Bob and Vivian Allen of Chester. Bob is an AOH Division 1 member. Lieutenant Louis Allen's death and the death of a fellow officer are tragic in that they were caused by the cowardly actions of a soldier in his command. That soldier who was accused and essentially admitted to his cowardly act, recently died in the state of Florida.

Remember to keep in your prayers our deceased Chaplains, Fr. Robert Greco, Fr. Jack Logan and Fr. James Matthias DesLauriers and AOH Division Brothers who have passed away especially Brothers Michael Garay and Dennis Simmons. Keep Michaela Cummings (Mike's wife), Brother Tom Cavanaugh, Frank McDonald and Anne Greehy wife of Brother John Greehy of AOH Division 2 in your prayers. Keep all our Brothers and their families in your prayers.


  In Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity

     Kevin Dooner   



2018 Membership Dues
Membership dues in the amount of $30.00 are now Payable for 2018. Remittances may be made at the Meetings, or sent to the Division P.O. 436 Box or directly to The Financial Secretary:
Edmund T. Burke
7 Gardner Avenue
Middletown NY 10940