Central Ohio's Largest Irish-American Women's Organization
"American by birth, Irish by the grace of God!"
Hello Ladies of the Daughters of Erin,

Green Season is here! We continue to celebrate Nancy Longenbaker, 2023 Irish Woman of the Year and Margie Toner-Thompson, 2023 Member of the Year.

2023 Daughters of Erin badges are available for sale for $1 each or you can purchase a bag of 10 or 25 badges. We're still hoping to have a pub crawl to sell badges. If you are interested in helping us organize visiting pubs and restaurants, please let me know.

As we prepare for the Irish Breakfast, Proclamation Day, St. Patrick's Day and more, I look forward to seeing you and sharing the season! Proclamation Day is a proud day for the Irish in Columbus.

We count on all our members to help with the Irish Breakfast! Please invite family, friends and co-workers to our important fundraiser!

Thank you,

The Daughters of Erin Annual Traditional Irish Breakfast Fundraiser is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sunday, March 12 at Our Lady of Victory Church, 1559 Roxbury Road, Columbus, 43212. Tickets are a suggested donation of $15 for adults and $10 for children. The menu includes eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, porridge, homemade scones, Irish breads and sweets, plus juice, tea and coffee.

There will be a Rowdy Raffle of donated and Irish-themed items, please let Donna O'Brien or Sheila Hively know what items you will be bringing or email daughtesoferin@gmail.com.

We need volunteers throughout the day to serve, bus tables and more! If you want to help but are not sure when you'll arrive, please come and help out where needed.

It's time to bake (or purchase) soda bread, brown bread, little muffins and rolls (zucchini, banana or fruit breads). If haven't been to the Irish Breakfast, we serve delicious breads and sweets to go with the hot breakfast. These goodies do NOT have to be homemade. Baked goods can be dropped off the day of the breakfast.

The March meeting is Sunday, March 12, immediately following the Irish Breakfast.
Please bring Charity donations of Easter candy. We will stuff baskets in March.

If you have additional questions or ideas for Charities, please contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 (text or call) or email cherylcostello@yahoo.com.

There are no hospitality requests for the March meeting. Thank you for your hospitality by volunteering and bringing baked goods to the Irish Breakfast!
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

Annual membership dues are $10 for Junior members (under 18 years of age) and $20 for Regular members (ages 18-79).

Honorary members, age 80 and over, please confirm your information with Peggy McCathran, she will have the applications to review.

View and print the 2023 Membership Application.

Dues can be paid at the February meeting or by mailing a check made out to Daughters of Erin (please spell out on the check) to: Peggy McCathran,3012 E. Mound St., Columbus, OH 43209 or call Peggy with questions at 614-235-2969.

If any of your contact information has changed, please include it with your check.

We want to celebrate big birthdays, work announcements, honors, etc. Please share the details, so we can share and celebrate with you.

Happy 25th Wedding anniversary to Karen and Patrick Fahy on Feb. 14!

COMING SOON! We are excited to welcome the Castle/O'Brien baby Grayson, soon!

Feb. 2 Shelia Hively
Feb. 5 Donna O’Brien
Feb. 7 Annie Lach
Feb. 13 Carol Durbin
Feb. 16 Sandy Carr
Feb. 19 Kathy Robbins, Amy Way
Feb. 22 Kira Collins
Feb. 23 Katie Lynch-Bronson
Feb. 24 Tracee Collins
Feb. 25 Kim Ranney
Feb. 26 Karen Hainer

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers. Please join us in prayer for healing and blessings, we will update the list in the Echo of Erin.

Amanda Castle, Joann McNamara, Karen Finn, Maureen Gillespie Lovell, Tim Feeney, Patty Bryant, Mary & Paul Tisdale, Kathy Kelly, Larry Doyle, Clyde Fenton, Karen Franz, Linda Fox, Kay Fallon, Ed and MaryKay Moriarity, Cindi Mulholland, Corey Stevens, Suzy Llahmon, Ryan Graves, Steve Archer, Marti Boberg, and all those in need of our prayers.

Msgr. John Cody is recovering from surgery. If you'd like to make and freeze a meal, we will have details at Sunday's meeting. If you'd like, send a card to 173 Charleston Ave., Columbus, Oh 43214

Please pray for all those in Turkey and Syria affected by the earthquake and for peace around the world. We also pray for all those in the military, police and healthcare workers.

If you are interested in receiving a call or calling a member to check in from time-to-time, please email Carolyn Collins at collinscarolyn07@gmail.com.

Join officers of the Clann Na nGael organizations Friday, March 10 with Mass at 8:30 am. at St. Christopher Parish, 1420 Grandview Ave., Grandview.

Mass is followed by a buffet breakfast at Byrne's Pub, 1248 W. Third Ave., Grandview. The cost for the breakfast is $10 and benefits Get Behind the Badge.

The Proclamation Ceremony, honoring all the organizations honorees. is held at Columbus City Council Chambers. The ceremony begins with the Shamrock Club Pipes and Drums promptly at 10:55 am. Arrive by 10:45 am.

The Ceremony concludes by 11:45 a.m. We will march from City Hall to Broad and High streets for the "Painting of the Green."

We are gathering for lunch at Dempsey's Food & Spirits immediately following the painting of the shamrocks. All are welcome.

The Procession to Mass will form at 8:45 am at the corner of Naughten Street and Neilston Street. If you park at the Convention Center before Mass, The BEAT Shuttle Bus will transport to the Procession from 8 to 9:15 am. The cost for the BEAT shuttle is $1.00 per person plus the purchase or display of the 2023 Shamrock Club Parade Badge.

The Procession will step off at 9 am and go east on Naughten Street to St. Patrick’s Church. Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 am. Upon the conclusion of the Mass, there will be the BEAT Shuttle buses waiting to transport everyone from the Church to the Parade staging area, which will be on West Broad Street by COSI. Please be prompt after Mass and get on a shuttle bus so the parade can start on time. The BEAT shuttle bus is $1.00 per person.

The Beat Shuttle bus will start making runs from the Convention Center to the Parade staging area on West Broad Street from 9:15 until 10:15 am.

View the February Seanachi for the parade and Family Reunion event information.

The 2023 Shamrock Club Irish Family Reunion is Friday, March 17 and will be held at the Battelle Grand Ballroom in the Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St. Tables are $140 per table of 10, if you purchase your table by March 1, 2023. Individual tickets prices are $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 5 to 17. Children 4 and under are free.

All DOE tables are sold, if you are interested in a table, please contact President Tantes at impala0382@yahoo.com or call 614-361-8590.

If your business or family are interested in purchasing an ad in the Irish Family Reunion program, please contact Rich Clemons at rclem5@aol.com or call the Shamrock Club at 614-491-4449. Full Page $100, 1/2 page $50, 1/4 page $25 and Business card size $15.

Alcoholic beverages are not permitted to be brought in and coolers will be checked. There will be food available for purchase (more to come on this) AND you may still bring your own food as in past years.

Call the Shamrock Club office with questions, 614-491-4449.

Get your tickets early, before they sell out! Purchase one sheet - 25 tickets/chances to win - for only $10.00. The drawing will be held at the Irish Family Reunion March, 17, 2023.

Winner need not be present to win!

The $5,000 prize is based on selling all 1,000 tickets. They will pay out half of what they take in, if it is less than their goal. Purchase tickets any time you are at the club. Some Daughters of Erin members have tickets or call the Shamrock Club at 614-491-4449 or call/text Mary Strickland at 614-316-8278.

Kevin Cain of The Hooligans is planning a trip to Ireland, May 6-15, 2023.

CIE Tours is organizing the trip. If 20 people sign up to go, cost, not including airfare or insurance, is $2145 per person. Currently, 18 people have signed up. Deadline to sign up is Friday, Feb. 17.

If you are interested, call William Luke 954-226-9003 or email wltravelingclub@gmail.com.

We will be stuffing eggs for the Hunt, Friday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shamrock Club. Come down for the Emerald Society Fish Fry and stay to stuff eggs! It's a great time!

The annual Daughters of Erin Easter Egg Hunt is at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 8 at the Shamrock Club of Columbus, West Castle Road. It is open to all families in the Clann Na nGael Irish Organizations.

It includes lunch, goody bags and a hunt for more than 4,000 candy-filled eggs. Remember to bring money for raffle tickets. If you would like to donate an item for the raffle table, please bring it day of or drop it off at the club. Questions, contact Mary Strickland at 614-316-8278.

Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger, we continue to receive funds from YOUR use of the Kroger cards! This money is raised from Kroger Cards registered through Kroger Community Rewards program.

If you shop at Kroger and have a Kroger Card, please register your account so your rewards benefit the Daughters of Erin. The best part is that YOU still receive your Kroger rewards (coupons, fuel perks, etc) but behind the scenes, the Daughters of Erin receives a percentage of what you spend at the Kroger Store.

You can register in store at the Customer Service Desk, the Daughters of Erin organization number is 81910 -- or -- register online at
In the search field, type in Daughters of Erin or enter the organization # 81910. And press SAVE.

We will have a computer at the next meeting for you to register.
Thank you for your support!

There are so many things happening in the Irish Community this Green Season. Please visit the websites and Facebook pages for events and activities.

Feb. 17 February Birthday Night, Tara Hall
Feb. 18 Irish Triathlon, fundraiser for Nationwide Children's Hospital Main Campus Children's Oncology Unit, Shamrock Club
Feb. 19 Shamrock Club Blood Drive, 10 am-4 pm
Feb. 24 Fialla, Tara Hall
Feb. 24 Stuff eggs for the Easter Egg Hunt, Shamrock Club, 6:45 pm
Feb. 24 Emerald Society Fish Fry, Shamrock Club
Feb. 25 Drowsy Lads, Shamrock Club, cover charge $10
March 3 Emerald Society Fish Fry, Shamrock Club
March 3 Whinestopper and Halfway Home, Tara Hall
March 5 Mass for Deceased Members of Clann Na nGael at 2 pm, Shamrock Club
March 5 Guinness Pour, @ 4:30 pm after the Shamrock Club meeting
March 10 Proclamation Day, Fish Fry & Mossy Moran, Shamrock Club
March 10 Proclamation Day with General Guinness and The Hooligans at Tara Hall
March 11 The Kells at Tara Hall
March 12 DOE Irish Breakfast, 9 am-1 pm, Our Lady of Victory
March 17 St. Patrick's Day Mass, St. Patrick's Day Parade & Irish Family Reunion
March 17 Rice Brothers and Scully at the Shamrock Club
March 17 Scully and Mad Maudlin at Tara Hall
March 24 Emerald Society Fish Fry, Shamrock Club
April 8, Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 11 am Shamrock Club
May 13, May Crowning, 11 am, Holy Family Church

The Shamrock Club is open every Friday for Happy Hour. Watch the Shamrock Club Facebook page or website for additional events.

Tara Hall is open every Friday featuring music and Birthday Night on the third Friday. Watch the Tara Hall Facebook page for entertainment listings.

The Central Ohio branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, celebrates Irish music, language, and culture. Visit the Columbus Comhaltas website for details.

The Daughters of Erin
P.O. Box 1912
Columbus, Ohio 43216-1912  

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