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. We're filling up fast, if you want to bowl on Friday contact Peggy Shanahan ASAP at 614-323-6941. It's always a fun time, we hope to see you with family and friends, Friday evening.

If you are interested in running for office, please let me or Kathy Burke know. Don't forget to renew your membership by the April 19 so you can vote in May!

We received many thank you notes from charity work and donations. View them at the April meeting.

If you have extra badges, please bring them to the meeting, we will sell at events this summer!

Thank you,

The April meeting is at 2 p.m., Sunday, April 14 at Old Trinity Lutheran Church, 404 East 4th St. A representative from My Very Own Blanket will be at the meeting.

Hospitality asks us to bring spring-themed tea goodies. There will be an Irish Cookbook raffle and 50/50 to benefit the 50th Anniversary Celebration.


Our charity for April is Mommies Matters. Mommies Matter provides an extension of pregnancy care services by journeying with single mothers through their pregnancies, the birth of their child and beyond. They are in great need of Pull-Up's in Size 2, 3 & 4T and wipes. Any donations are appreciated. If you need them picked up, please call or text Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879.

We donated 75 Easter baskets to Franklin County Children Services and dropped them off on Friday, March 22. This enabled the FCCS staff to distribute them to Kinship Families with children along with any emergency placements they received through Easter. They were very appreciative. Thank you Cheryl.

Our charity for May is Domestic Violence Shelter's in Ohio, we'll have information at the April meeting.

If you have questions about Charities, please contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 (text or call) or email cherylcostello@yahoo.com.
HONOR GUARD | DORT BYRNE | Saturday, April 13

If you are able, please join us for the Honor Guard 9:30 a.m., Saturday, April 13, at our sister Dort Byrne's funeral.

Daughters of Erin member Dorothy “Dort” Byrne Obituary (née Deibel), age 89, of Columbus, passed away on April 8, surrounded by family. Friends may call Friday, April 12 from 3-6:45 pm at Egan-Ryan Funeral Home, 403 East Broad Street, where a Rosary will begin at 6:45 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 am at St. Patrick Church, 280 North Grant Avenue. Burial to follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, 6440 South High Street. View Dort Bryne's obituary.

There is a luncheon at Shamrock Club after the burial. If you'd like to donate food, please drop off at the Shamrock Club Friday evening or Saturday morning after 10 am.

For our newer members, the Honor Guard is our way to honor members. We join in the church gathering area and welcome family and friends as they enter the church. We stand in honor as the celebrants enter and leave the church and sit together during the funeral. We have a limited number of baldrics/ sashes. If you have a baldric as an officer or past officer, please bring yours.

Friday, April 12 | Lane Assignments 6:30 pm | Bowling Starts 7:00 pm AND door prizes and a rowdy raffle! Donations of items are accepted.

$100 per 4-person team, includes 3 games & shoes.

HP Lanes, 2012 Innis Road, Columbus 43224

Contact Peggy Shanahan to reserve a spot or register a team, 614-323-6941.

Interested members will be nominated 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 May newsletter, please email to daughtersoferin@gmail.com.

Tickets are on sale at meetings and events or by contacting Becky Ellis at 614-262-3643.

There are envelopes of 10 tickets, you can pick up at the April meeting or contact Becky.

The drawing is July 13 at the Shamrock Club Music Festival. Check with family and friends for a chance for a table of 10 at the Columbus Commons.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2023

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

The Daughters of Erin and Ladies Ancient of Order of Hibernians host the 2024 May Crowning, Saturday, May 18 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.

RSVP to Carolyn Collins at 614-893-1700. If you are interested in volunteering to set up and clean up, please give her a call.

The Daughters of Erin Installation of Officers is Thursday, May 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Old Bag of Nails, 24 North State St., Westerville 43081. Parking is available in the downtown area. There is an elevator and we have our own room.

The meal is a buffet and includes rolls, brocolli and Caesar salad.
  • Dinner: Fish & Chips and Seared Chicken & penne pasta
  • Dessert: Carrot cake or Bread pudding

Water, iced tea and coffee are included. The cost is $20 for members, $30 for non-members. Alcohol not included tab available, the bar is in the banquet room.

Reservations or questions, contact Sheila Hiveley, 614-962-1291. Please be sure to include contact information.

The annual Daughters of Erin Golf Outing is Saturday, June 8 at Pine Hill Golf Club, Carrol, Ohio. We'll have details soon!

If you have daughters, granddaughters, or nieces who would like to learn more about Irish culture, participate in charitable activities, and make new friends, please reach out to us or bring them to a meeting.

The meetings are at the same time as our meeting.

Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers. Please join us in prayer for peace and for all those who've lost family members across the world.

Dort Byrne and the Byrne Family, MaryLou Pelzer and the Pezler family, Donna O'Brien's family on the loss of their nephew, Kathy Feiler and Erin & Gary Feiler family, Sharon Selby, Allison Carlisle, Mike Koch, Judy (Mickie) Dildine, Mary & Paul Tisdale, Dan Fitzgerald, Pat Fahy, Brian Morris, Bob Archer, Kelly Archer Tamerlano, Tim and Pat O'Farrell, Sharon Cattey, Patricia Furney, Toby Betts, Eileen & Terry Baesmann, Tim McSweeney, Regan, Dacoda Harmon, Tim Robbins, Dianna Ardrey, Chris Sweeney, Carol McConahay, Franklin Tack, Joann McNamara, Kathy Kelly, Clyde Fenton, Karen Franz, Kay Fallon, Ed and MaryKay Moriarity, and all those in need of our prayers.

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.
May 19 - Meeting & Election of Officers
June 9


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 2024 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.

We're planning for the Daughters of Erin 50th Anniversary Celebration coming in 2028. Call or text Peggy Fahy, 614-203-7179, if you're interested in helping or have questions.

There are so many things happening in the Irish Community. The websites and Facebook pages are linked below.

April 19, Birthday Night, Tara Hall
April 26, Nancy Murphy Goodbye Party with The Hooligans, Shamrock Club
April 27, AOH Road Bowling, Deer Creek Park
April 27, Shamrock Club Installation Banquet, 4S Club
May 4, Kentucky Derby Party, Tara Hall
May 18, May Crowning, 11 am, Holy Family Church
May 24, Fiala, Tara Hall
May 30, DOE Installation Banquet, Old Bag of Nails
June 8, DOE Golf Outing, Pine Hill Golf Club
June 9, Shamrock Club Blood Drive, Shamrock Club
June 22, AOH Golf Outing, Thornapple Golf Club
July 12-13, Shamrock Club Music Festival
July 26, Irish Open Shamrock Club, West Chester Golf Club
Aug. 3-5, Dublin Irish Festival Tea Room

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 or AOH website 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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