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Hibernian Societies Recognized

Lackawanna County Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, left, presented proclamations to the members of various area women’s and men’s Ancient Order of Hibernians groups at the March 3 Irish flag raising, marking the kickoff of the local St. Patrick’s Day festivities and celebration. The proclamation designated March as Irish Cultural & Heritage Month and highlighted the contributions Irish immigrants have made to our country, county, quality of life, and the Catholic faith.

L-r, Commissioner O’Malley, Joseph Hosie, Ancient Order of Hibernians Pennsylvania president; Todd Fricke, Kevin Shaughnessy, AOH Hook O’Malley Chapter 2018 Man of the Year; Joseph Walsh, Brian Kennedy, Kate Schneider, President of Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, JFK Division 1; Dot Crowley, President Lackawanna County Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians; Maureen Wallace, Lackawanna County Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians; and Patty Jones, President of the Lackawanna County Society of Irish Women.