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Greetings from the President
Dear Members and Friends,

Thanks to Tom Brennan and the staff at the Hudson Tavern in Hoboken for hosting our January 2015 meeting. Our next meeting will be Sunday, February 8, 2015 in the Maspeth Ale House, 64-14 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, Queens, NY (718) 894-8100.

The County Roscommon Society of New York will be holding its 86th Annual Dinner Dance on Sunday, March 15, 2015 ( CLICK HERE for FLYER ) at Riccardo’s, 21-01 24th Ave, Astoria, NY.  The Cocktail hour begins at 5:00 PM, music will be provided by the Terry Feeley Band with a special performance by The Castlerea Brass and Reed Band who will be out from Roscommon and will be leading us up 5th Avenue. Our honorees this year are Gerard Shivnan and Michael B. McGlynn.

Gerard Shivnan is from Ballyfarnon in North Roscommon and is currently the Administrative Attaché at the Consulate of Ireland in New York. Gerard has been with the Consulate since July 2012.

Michael B. McGlynn is a Representative of Local 68 of the International Union of Operating Engineers and a Councilman for the Town of Fairfield, NJ. Mike’s family hails from Rooskey and Ballaghaderreen, Roscommon.

The Dinner Dance Souvenir Ad Journal ( CLICK HERE for AD FORM ) is an important part of the organization’s financial stability and a great way to show your support to the honorees and our organization. Enclosed/attached is a dance flyer and an ad journal form for your consideration. The ad journal deadline is Tuesday, March 3, 2015. We thank you for your continued support and hope your schedule will allow you to attend our Dinner Dance.

Please remember in your prayers Mary Cryan and the Cryan family. Mary a long time member died January 12, 2015 and was the wife of the late John F. Cryan.

Monsignor Kevin Flanagan, Chaplin of our Roscommon Society, is being honored by the John F. Cryan Association on Saturday, January 31, 2015. The Cryan Social will be held at the Galloping Hill Caterers, 325 Chestnut Street, Union, NJ. A limited number of discounted tickets are available to Roscommon members. For tickets call Kevin at 201-280-9060.

If you haven’t yet paid your 2015 membership dues, please send them in to:    
County Roscommon Society of New York, Inc.
C/O William Montgomery, Financial Secretary
16-49 212th Street
Bayside, NY 11360

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Mission Statement:

Understanding that the objects of this Society are: To foster and encourage friendship, understanding and social activities among its members and to encourage and participate in such lawful exercises and activities as will promote and advance the interests of its members in the United States.
Kevin P. O'Connor

The County Roscommon Society of New York, Inc. brings together people with Roscommon heritage.  The Society was organized July 16, 1931 and led by its first President Andrew Trimble.  Today our organization is strong and active as we continue to promote and foster our Irish culture and traditions in the New York and surrounding areas.  Our organization also provides our members with an opportunity to keep in touch with old friends as well as keeping current on events in County Roscommon.

upcoming events

January 30, 2015

United Irish Counties
Annual Dinner Dance
Antuns - Queens, NY

January 31, 2015

Cryan Association 55th Annual Social
Galloping Hill Caterers
Union, NJ

February 8, 2015

County Roscommon Meeting
Maspeth Ale House
Maspeth, NY

February 22, 2015

NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade
Grand Marshal Dinner Reception
Antuns, Queens, NY
Tickets: 201-280-9060

February 22, 2015

Giblin Association
60th Cocktail Party
Caldwell College
Caldwell, NJ

March 15, 2015

County Roscommon Society's 86th St. Patrick's Dinner Dance
Astoria, NY

March 17, 2015

NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade