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,

We are quickly approaching Green Season, a time of Irish pride throughout the entire Central Ohio community.

The Clann Na nGael Dinner Dance on Saturday, Feb. 4 serves as the kickoff for the St. Patrick’s Day festivities. This event celebrates the deserving members representing the CNG organizations who are honored for the upcoming year.

Proclamation Day combines our religion, friends and family, an annual tradition. The biggest day and highlight each year is St. Patrick’s Day, when the Columbus Irish participate in Mass, parade, the Irish Family Reunion with Irish Dancers, the Shamrock Pipes and Drums, and so much more!

It’s “little things” that make the Irish community great. Why not consider just a small Irish resolution this year? Invite a friend or co-worker to attend a meeting! Volunteer to send a food dish to the next Irish bereavement. Are you available to work a shift at the membership table at the Irish breakfast, stuffing eggs, attending the annual Egg Hunt or helping bake scones, volunteering at theDublin Tea Room? We appreciate our members sharing their talents!

Keeping Irish in our hearts and actions is easy this time of the year. Your small part makes a great organization!

Thank you,

The January meeting is Sunday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. We're starting to plan all the Green Season events and activities, including the Irish Breakfast.

  • The 2023 Member of the Year will be named.

Charities has asked us to bring non-perishable canned goods to be donated to local Blessing Boxes across Central Ohio. If you can't make it to the meeting, but have a Blessing Box in your area, please let Cheryl know!

Hospitality asks us to bring a favorite soup or goodies to go along with soup.

Thank you to all who donated and helped to organize the adopted family items! Special shout-out to Cheryl, Debbie, Mary and Anna for shopping for all the extra items that weren't donated.

If you have additional questions about Charities, please contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 (text or call) or email cherylcostello@yahoo.com.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

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.

Patty Bryant, Jeanne McFee's family; Erin Feiler, Mary Tisdale, Kathy Kelly, Kathy Ogden, Larry Doyle, Clyde Fenton, Karen Franz, Harry & Artie Berkemer, Peggy Fahy, Chuck Sayler, Drew, Sheila Hivley, Linda Fox, Kay Fallon, Ed & MaryKay Moriarity, Cindi Mulholland, Corey Stevens, Suzy Llahmon, Ryan Graves, Steve Archer and all those in need of our prayers.

Please pray 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.

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

Happy Birthday to all celebrating a birthday this month!
Jan. 3 Lois O’Reilly
Jan. 10 Eilís Curran Sutton
Jan. 13 Patricia Durbin
Jan. 16 Peggy Shanahan
Jan. 17 Amy Way
Jan. 20 Maureen Ladd
Jan. 23 Felicia Twohig and Dawn Peterson
Jan. 24 Martha Miller
Jan. 28 Margaret Enright

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 January 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 contact information has changed, please include it with your check.

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

CIE Tours is organizing the trip, based on 40 people going, the cost will be approximately $2800 per person, the price may change based on how many people are going.

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

The 2023 Shamrock Club Irish Family Reunion is Friday, March 17 and will be held at the Battelle Grand Ballroom at the Columbus Convention Center, 400 N. High St. Tables are $130 per table of 10, if you purchase your table by Feb. 1, 2023. Individual tickets prices are $15 for adults and $8 for children ages 5 to 17. Children 4 and under are free.

Tables are sold on first-come basis. We have 10 tables reserved. Contact President Tantes if you want a table at impala0382@yahoo.com or call 614-361-8590.

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.

This year the Shamrock Club has a special 50/50 drawing, with a goal selling 1,000 tickets and a payout of $5,000 to the winning number. Tickets are $10 each, and available for purchase now.

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

The Procession to Mass will form at 8:45 am at the corner of Naughten Street and Neilston Street. The BEAT Shuttle Bus will be transport 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.

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 January Seanachi for the parade and Family Reunion event information.

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.

Signing up or registering your account is easy to do. 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.

In the search field, type in Daughters of Erin or enter the organization # 81910.
Thank you for your support!

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Thank you for your support!

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, celebrating 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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