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 excited to host the annual Irish Breakfast at a new location this year! We are counting on all our members to volunteer and support this annual fundraiser! If you know a high school student who needs volunteer hours, please invite them to learn about the DOE and share the volunteer link with them.
We can't wait to see you during Green Season ... Proclamation Day, Saint Patrick's Day and more! Read below for all the details.
Don't forget to renew your membership and purchase your 2023 Daughters of Erin badges for $1 each (also available in bags of 10 or 25 badges).
2023 IRISH BREAKFAST-
The Daughters of Erin Annual Traditional Irish Breakfast Fundraiser is Sunday, March 12 from 9 am to 1 pm 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.
Entertainment includes Colleen Ryan on bagpipes and Irish music by Columbus Comhaltas members.
There will be a Rowdy Raffle of donated and Irish-themed items, please let Donna O'Brien at 614-519-9876 or Sheila Hively know what items you are donating (or email email@example.com).
WE NEED VOLUNTEERS!
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 later in March at the Shamrock Club.
If you have additional questions or ideas for Charities, please contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 (text or call) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Dues can be paid at the Irish Breakfast 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.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP
The deadline to apply for this year's College Scholarship is Saturday, April 1. It will be awarded at the May meeting. Visit the Daughters of Erin website for full scholarship details.
Contact Kathleen Burke at 614-261-8708 for more information. Mail application materials to: Kathleen Burke, 3275 Milton Ave., Columbus, OH 43202.
IRISH LIFE EXPERIENCE
The Irish Life Experience is a 25-day cultural academic program offered to American and Canadian high school students (June 29 to July 23, 2023). The Irish Life Experience program consists of a wide variety of classes, workshops and tours based in three locations throughout Ireland. The goal of the Irish Life Experience Program is to introduce North American students to the essential characteristics and qualities of Irish life. By being immersed in Ireland's history and culture, young adults are able to better understand and appreciate a country whose people have played a significant role in the history of western civilization.
Request the application via the Irish Life Experience website. There are a number of pages for you to print and complete. Do not use the financial section, we do not require this. Your application must be complete and should include the following: transcript, application, counselor and teacher recommendation form.
Do not send any money. Contact Kathleen Burke at 614-261-8708 Mail the application to: Kathleen Burke, 3275 Milton Ave., Columbus, OH 43202.
We want to celebrate special birthdays, work announcements, honors, etc. Please share the details, so we can share and celebrate with you.
Congratulations to the Castle/O'Brien Clan, Grayson Shane Castle was born Feb. 22.
March 1: Barbara Grooms
March 5: Mary Ann Stebleton
March 7: Karen Jones
March 10: Debbie Lynch
March 12: Sharon Cummings
March 15: Patti Ardrey
March 16: Pamela Gladman
March 17: Carol McConahay
March 21: Colleen Collins, Mary Ann Williams
March 25: Carolyn Collins, Patricia Thomas
March 27: Karen Fahy, Barbie Blackhall
March 28: Karen Hainer
March 30: Connie Nightwine
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.
2023 SAINT PATRICK'S DAY MASS & PARADE
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, the BEAT Shuttle buses will be waiting to transport everyone from the Church to the Parade staging area 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 March Seanachi for the parade and Family Reunion event information.
2023 IRISH FAMILY REUNION
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 $150 per table of 10. 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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
SHAMROCK CLUB PADDY'S HALF-N-HALF RAFFLE
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.
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.
Franklin Tack, Denise Contos, Amanda and Grayson Castle, Sue Whittier, Joann McNamara, Tim Feeney, Maureen Gillespie Lovell, 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 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, let President Tantes know. If you'd like, send a card to 173 Charleston Ave., Columbus, OH 43214.
Please pray for all affected by recent storms 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 email@example.com.
2023 EGG HUNT
Thank you to those who help stuff eggs and a special thank you to Pat Conley and his family for donating new eggs this year!
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.
KROGER COMMUNITY REWARDS
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