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,

The Bowling Extravaganza is Friday, April 14, if you are planning to attend, please contact Peggy Shanahan or Mary Friemark! It's always a fun time. We're are accepting raffle prizes and auction items. See details below.

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, so yoyu can vote!

2023 badges are available for purchase at the Bowling Extravaganza and April meeting 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.

Check-in at 6 p.m., bowling starts @ 7 p.m. 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 call or text Mary Friemark, 614-619-2752 or Peggy Shanahan, 614-323-6941.

Thank you to all who attended and volunteered at the Daughters of Erin Easter Egg Hunt! We had a great time and appreciate all the raffle prizes.
It's always a wonderful event for our Irish family.
Mary Grady Strickland

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. Please wear a hat as we enjoy the Tea Party.

Charities reports there is a needy family in need of a few items. We are collecting items at the April and May meetings. There are three children, one boy and two girls items needed include:
  • A baby grooming kit, soaps, medicines (pain, salves, etc.) and forehead thermometer
  • Century Dine on 4-in-1 high chair, Splash
  • Vibrating baby bouncer
  • Baby blankets
  • Diapers, size #2, #3 and #5-6 and baby wipes
  • Boy clothes, 3-6 months
  • Girl clothes, 24 month or 2T and 9-12 months
  • Baby play mat activity gym

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.
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.

Thank you to those who have stepped up to run for office.

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 send to daughtersoferin@gmail.com to be published in the April newsletter.

The Daughters of Erin and Ladies Ancient of Order of Hibernians host the 2023 May Crowning, Saturday, May 13 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.

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 Shelley
April 22 - Alice Gaughan
April 23 - Erin Feiler
April 28 - Katie (Finneran) Slattery

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.

Mary Grady Strickland, Chris Sweeney, Suzy Llahmon, Carol McConahay, Jeri and George Burton, Franklin Tack, Denise Contos, Terry Baesmann, Sue Whittier, Joann McNamara, Jim Taratine, Tim Feeney, Maureen Gillespie Lovell, Patty Bryant, Mary & Paul Tisdale, Kathy Kelly, Larry Doyle, Clyde Fenton, Karen Franz, Kay Fallon, Ed and MaryKay Moriarity, Cindi Mulholland, Corey Stevens, Ryan Graves and all those in need of our prayers.

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.

April 14 DOE Bowling Extravaganza
April 16, April Meeting, 1 pm, Trinity School, St. Christopher Church
April 21, Mad Maudlin, 8 pm, Shamrock Club
April 29, AOH Road Bowling Event
April 29, Shamrock Club Installation of Officers, 82nd President Nancy Murphy
Visit the Shamrock Club website for details.
May 6, LAOH Run for the Roses, Tara Hall
May 13, May Crowning, 11 am, Holy Family Church
May 13, Ladies of Longford, 8 pm, Shamrock Club
May 21, May Meeting and Elections, Trinity School, St. Christopher Church
Voting begins at 12:30 pm, meeting at 1 pm
May 31 DOE Installations of Officers, Old Bag of Nails, Westerville
June 9, Dogwood Road, 8 pm, Shamrock Club
June 11, Shamrock Club Blood Drive, 10 am-4 pm, Shamrock Club
June 11, June Meeting, 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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