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

If you are able, please join members for the Honor Guard at the funeral of Brigid Shanahan Horsley Palmer, read details below.

Green Season is getting closer! I am really looking forward to all of the traditions we missed last year, including Proclamation Day, our Irish Breakfast and the St. Patrick's Day celebrations. We continue to honor Debbie Lynch, the 2022 Irish Woman of the Year and Mary Grady Strickland, 2022 Member of the Year as well as Becky Ellis, the 2021 Irish Woman of the Year and Sharon Selby, the 2021 Member of the Year.

With the COVID numbers decreasing, we may feel safe, for an in-person meeting in February.


If you are able, please join us for the Honor Guard for Brigid Shanahan's funeral. She is member Joan Shanahan's daughter, Kathy Burke and Peggy Shanahan's sister, Tara Horsley-Belcher's mother and Siobhan Hawks aunt at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 10 at Immaculate Conception Church, 414 E. North Broadway. Text or call Sharon Tantes to let her know you will attend at 614-361-8590.

Bridgid Joan (Shanahan) Horsley Palmer, age 61, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with pancreatic and lung cancer. She was an Irish dancer and was involved with many Irish activities through the Daughters of Erin.  Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, February 10, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. Immaculate Conception Church, 414 E. North Broadway. View the obituary.

The February meeting will be held at Trinity School, St. Christopher Church, at 1 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 13.

The Fundraising Table will be set up. We'll celebrate the 2022 Irish Woman of the Year and Member of the Year. We'll prepare for the upcoming Green Season events, annual Irish Breakfast, Bowling Extravaganza and more. See below for the charity items we're collecting this month.

If you have new business items or any questions, please contact President Chris McKenzie before the meeting at 614-205-8814 or mckoprs@yahoo.com.

At the February meeting, we are collecting new or used candles for Saints Alive, the homeless outreach and Clann Na nGael honoree. Preferably in jars or containers for safety reasons. All donations are greatly appreciated.

We would like to adopt different charities this year. If you have a suggestion for us, please send the contact information to Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 (text or call) or email cherylcostello@yahoo.com.

If you would like to reserve a table for the Irish Family Reunion on St. Patrick's Day, please contact Sharon Tantes at 614-361-8590. The cost is $150 for 10 tickets. Adult tickets are $15 each and children (age 5-18) are $8 each.

Our Irish Breakfast is planned for Sunday, March 13, 10 am-1 pm at the Shamrock Club of Columbus, 60 West Castle Road, Columbus 43207.

Traditional Irish Breakfast with eggs, sausage, bacon, potatoes, tomatoes, mushrooms, porridge, homemade scones, Irish and sweet breads, juice, tea & coffee. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 children.

There will be a Silent Auction and Irish themed items to purchase. If you have donations our would like to volunteer, contact Peggy Shanahan 614-323-6941 (call or text), peggy.shanahan@remax.net or Cheryl Costello at cherylcostello@yahoo.com.

We need soda bread, brown bread, little muffins and rolls (zucchini, banana or fruit breads). If you've never been to the Irish Breakfast, we have delicious breads 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.
We are selling 2022, 2021 and 2020 Daughters of Erin Badges. All badges are $1 each or you can purchase a bag of 10 or 25 badges.

If you would like to purchase badges, please contact Sharon Tantes at 614-361-8590 or Sharon Selby at 614-595-2010.

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, although you do not have to pay dues, we ask that you still complete a membership form.

View and print the 2022 DOE membership application.

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

REMINDER, Financial Secretary Margie Thompson has an important update for checks written to the Daughters of Erin. If you are writing a check, please be sure to spell out the full name Daughters of Erin. The bank will no longer cash checks made out to "DOE" or any shortened name. It's also helpful if you'll write a note in the Memo regarding the payment for your check. Thank you!

We are exploring a Young Professionals group as well as continuing the Junior Division. If you know new moms, professionals or newly married women, we are planning to host events to encourage membership. Watch for updates this year.

Also, if you know any younger girls, please invite them to join the Daughters of Erin Junior Division.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers. Please pray for the extended Shanahan families for the loss of Bridgid Shanahan Palmer, Msgr. John Cody, Melanie McGue, Jackie McVey, Ryan Graves, Terry McKenzie, Peggy McCathran, Patty Phillips, Mike Klinger, Carol Scheerer and Dell Koch.

May love and unity surround all suffering from COVID, may they be healed. We also pray for all those in the military, police, healthcare workers and our government leaders.

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 wanted to share news about Msgr. Cody, he is having surgery this week. He will be staying at Mohun Hall for six weeks after surgery, to recover and for rehabilitation. We will send updates and his address when we receive them.

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

The 2022 Bowling Extravaganza at HP Lanes will be 6:30-9:30 pm, Friday, April 29.

We will play three games (1 regular and 2 fun), the cost is $25 each, teams of four. There will be door prizes and raffles and more. If you would like to reserve a spot or have items to donate, please contact Peggy Shanahan for details, call or text 614-323-6941 or email peggy.shanahan@remax.net.

Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger, we recently received a check for $102, benefiting the Daughters of Erin. We continue to receive funds from YOUR use of the Kroger cards! This money is raised from Kroger Cards registered through Kroger Community Rewards.

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!

The Daughters of Erin is registered for AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features as found on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on http://smile.amazon.com/, the AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to charitable organizations. Visit the About Amazon Smile web page to review the program and register to raise funds for the Daughters of Erin.
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.

All events listed are the the Shamrock Club, unless otherwise listed.
Feb. 11 Ladies of Longford
Feb. 12 Irish Triathlon
Feb. 13 Blood Drive
Feb. 18 Birthday Night at Tara Hall
Feb. 25 Quiz Night
Feb. 26 Dulahan
March 3 Paul Byrom Live
March 4 McIans & Emerald Society Fish Fry
March 11 Proclamation Day, Fish Fry & Mossy Moran
March 13 DOE Irish Breakfast, 10 am-1 pm
March 17 St. Patrick's Day Mass, St. Patrick's Day Parade & Irish Family Reunion
March 17 Fialla at the Shamrock Club

Tara Hall is open every Friday, watch the Tara Hall Facebook page for entertainment listings.

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

Copyright © February 2022. All rights reserved.