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,

What a wonderful Green Season we celebrated this year! It was great to see so many of you at the Irish Breakfast and Irish Family Reunion. Thank you to all who volunteered, baked, helped set up and more! We appreciate our members very much.

We hope you enjoyed the new location and change in entertainment this year. Special thanks to Colleen Ryan, Sylvia Baesmann and the Columbus Comhaltas for sharing your talents and Irish culture!

Also, special thanks to Sandee Murphy for stepping in again this year to organize our parade participants! We really appreciate those who brought and drove cars for the honorees in the parade - thanks to the Baesmann family for multiple cars and drivers!

Opportunities to get together and volunteer continue at the Egg Hunt (always a fun time)! Don't forget your raffle donations. I'm excited for the Bowling Extravaganza, always a fun time. We're looking for raffle and auction items, too!

We have a few events happening in May including the May Crowning, Election of Officers and Installation Banquet. Watch for information after the April meeting.

If you are interested in running for office for next year, please let me or Kathy Burke know. The officers include President, Vice President, Secretary and Elected Board members. Don't forget to renew your membership before the April meeting!

Finally, there are still 2023 badges available for purchase for $1 each (or bags of 10 or 25 badges).

Thank you,

The DOE Bowling Extravaganza is at HP Lanes 6:30-9:30 pm, Friday, April 14.

We will play three games (1 regular and 2 fun), the cost is $25 each, teams of four. There will be door prizes, 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.

The April meeting is Sunday, April 16 at Trinity School, Saint Christopher Church on Grandview Ave.

Hospitality asks us to bring items for a tea party. Watch for an update regarding what Charities is collecting at the April meeting.

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

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 the day of or drop it off at the club. Questions, contact Mary Strickland at 614-316-8278.
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 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.

Nominations for the Board will be presented at the April meeting. The elected offices are: President, Vice President, Secretary and three board delegates. If you are interested in running for the Board, contact Kathleen Burke at 614-261-8708.

Nominees should have a bio to read at the April meeting and published in the April newsletter.

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.

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.

Visit the Irish Life Experience website for details regarding the program. The deadline to apply is Saturday, April 8.

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.

April 5 - Mary Hayes
April 13 - Hope Boring
April 15 - Beth Shelly
April 22 - Alice Gaughan
April 23 - Erin Feiler
April 28 - Katie (Finneran) Slattery

The Daughters of Erin and Ladies Ancient of Order of Hibernians host the 2023 May Crowning, Saturday, May 20 at 11 am at Holy Family Church, 584 West Broad Street, in the Parish Center, behind the church.

All are invited ... bring friends and family!

There is a luncheon immediately after the Rosary and May Crowning.

Please plan to attend and so we can plan how much food to prepare, RSVP to Carolyn Collins at 614-893-1700. If you are interested in volunteering, please give her a call.

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.

Please pray for families in the Irish community who lost members this past month: Ronald Horsley, the Horsley and Kirby families; Janice Dorrian, Hugh and the Dorrian family and Kelli McSweeney Wade and members of the McSweeney family.

Jeri and George Burton, Franklin Tack, Denise Contos, Terry Baesmann, Amanda and Grayson Castle, Sue Whittier, Joann McNamara, Jim Taratine, 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 collinscarolyn07@gmail.com.

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. Please visit the websites and Facebook pages for events and activities.

March 31, Final Emerald Society Fish Fry, Shamrock Club
March 31, Sirens perform for President Karen Komatsu's Farewell, Shamrock Club
March 31, Bob Ford at Tara Hall
April 8, Annual Easter Egg Hunt, 11 am, Shamrock Club
April 14 DOE Bowling Extravaganza
April 16, April Meeting, 1 pm, Trinity School, St. Christopher Church
May 13, May Crowning, 11 am, Holy Family Church
May 21, May Meeting and Elections, 1 pm, Trinity School, St. Christopher 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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