The County Roscommon Society of New York’s 86th Annual Dinner Dance was a big success. Congratulations and Thanks to our Honorees Gerard Shivnan and Michael B. McGlynn for a great night and turn out. CLICK HERE to view some photos from the dance.
The entertainment was supplied by the Terry Feeley Band along with special performances by The Castlerea Brass and Reed Band and Eimear Reynolds. Other special guests on hand were: Hilary Beirne-NYC St. Patrick’s Parade, Eimear Reynolds-winner of the 2015 Face of Ireland competition, Brian Cunningham-CEO of Face of Ireland, Alasdair McDonnell-MP (SDLP), Frank Feighan-TD (FG), Garret Doyle-President United Irish Counties of NY, Monsignor Kevin Flanagan-Chaplain, John Cummins-Mayor of Roscommon, Tommy Ryan-Chief Executive Roscommon County Council, Tom Giblin-Master of Ceremonies/NJ Assemblyman, Val McGlynn- Roscommon Football Club of New York and Senator Charles Schumer of New York.
Thanks to all who attended our Dinner Dance and supported our ad journal. If you still haven’t paid for your Dance ticket or ad journal please send payment to: Mary Montgomery-Treasurer, 16-49 212 Street, Bayside, NY 11360.
Roscommon had a great turnout for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade numbering 100+, and we made the television broadcast. With the early start time, we were able to meet for breakfast before we were lead up the Avenue by the Castlerea Band. We also had members of the Abrams family carry the Roscommon banner up 5th Avenue. The Abrams Grandfather, Michael J. Brown, from Fairymount, Roscommon was the Grand Marshal of the 1915 New York City St. Patrick’s Parade.
Our next meeting is THIS SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 at 12 NOON in Brady’s at the Station, 5 West Main Street, Ramsey, NJ 07446 (201) 327-9748.
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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.