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Greetings from the President
Dear Members and Friends,

Thanks to Connie O’Grady and the staff at the Maspeth Ale House in Maspeth, Queens, NY for hosting our February 2015 meeting. Our next meeting will be set for some time in April with the time and place to be announced.

The County Roscommon Society of New York will be holding its 86th Annual Dinner Dance on Sunday, March 15, 2015 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. Our honorees this year are Gerard Shivnan and Michael B. McGlynn.
We thank those of you who purchased ads in our Dinner Dance Journal for your continued support and hope your schedule will allow you to attend our Dinner Dance.

Join us as we march up 5th Avenue on St. Patrick’s Day, Tuesday, March 17, 2015 lead by the Castlerea Brass and Reed Band. The Roscommon Society will line up at 11:35 AM on East 44th St. between Madison Ave and Vanderbilt Ave. We will need some able bodied people to help carry the Roscommon Banner and Flags. Anyone interested in helping please call Kevin at 201-280-9060. BUSINESS DRESS CODE IS REQUIRED. We will be gathering for an Irish breakfast ($15) before the parade in The Harp, 729 3rd Ave and 45th St, Manhattan, NY at 9:30 AM.

The Castlerea Band will be marching in several of the area parades and will be hosting a fundraiser Sunday, March 8, 2015, ($35), at 4:00 PM in the Kilkenny Alehouse, 27 Central Ave, Newark, NJ. Let’s give them our support.

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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

March 15, 2015

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

March 17, 2015

NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade
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