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,

I am so proud of the women of our membership who volunteered for Msgr. Cody's 50th Anniversary Mass and dinner! It was a wonderful Mass and evening with his family and friends! Thank you for setting up, decorating, welcoming the attendees, serving and cleaning up. We are so proud Msgr. is our Chaplain and firends.

As we prepare for the holiday season the Board is excited to announce the 2023 charities at the membership meeting on Sunday. The annual tradition of our members nominating organizations that benefit from the funds we raise is rewarding. We also have three new central Ohio organizations to make donations to as part of our charity donations at meetings. On behalf of the Board we want to thank all the members who participated this year.

If you ordered a T-shirt, they will be at the Oct. meeting. Please bring cash or check made out to Daughters of Erin.
If you want to order shirts, we have green and gray in sizes M-4X, the cost is @ $15-20 per shirt. Pricing depends on how many shirts are ordered.
Please contact Karen Kane Jones at kkj1126@gmail.com by Wednesday, Oct. 11. Pick up shirts at the November meeting.

Thank you,

The October meeting is in a new location at 2 pm, Sunday, Oct. 8 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 404 South 3rd St., Columbus, OH, 43215 on South Third Street and Fulton Avenue.

Hospitality asks us to bring tailgate or Halloween fun foods.

Charities is collecting female items for a needy high school for the October meetings. Please bring items such as personal female hygiene items, kleenex, deodorant, shampoo and soap.

We are collecting hats, gloves and socks for Saints Alive at the November 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.

Do you know of a family in need? Please contact Cheryl Costello at 614-774-8879 (text or call) with questions. As always, identities are protected. Information about the families we adopt for Thanksgiving and Christmas will be published in the November and December newsletters.

Leftover Halloween Candy
If you or family and friends have leftover Halloween candy, please bring it to the meeting. Each year there is a group of members who make and fill stockings for each child in our adopted families. Thank you in advance.

Charities for 2023-24 Meeting
Find the list for this year's charities. We will update the list as we know the items needed.
November: Saints Alive - hats, gloves and socks
December: Adopt-A-Families - tags online and at the Shamrock Club by Nov. 25
January: Blessing Box at Trinity Lutheran
February: Calling all Elves, - gifts for West Park nursing home residents, items TBD
March: Irish Breakfast - raffle items and volunteering
April: Mommies Matter - items TBD

Irish language lessons are every Thursday night at 7 p.m (beginners) and 8 p.m. (intermediate). Classes begin October 19, for 10 weeks, virtual via Zoom. Led by Past Junior Division President Michaela Fallon, the Columbus Comhaltas
Irish Language Officer, alumna of the University of Notre Dame in Irish Studies.
DAUGHTERS OF ERIN | 1978 to 2020

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

Oct. 2 - Dorothy Gallen
Oct. 3 - Sylvia Baesmann
Oct. 5 - MaryJo DiSalvo
Oct. 7 - Claire Feiler
Oct. 9 - Peggy Fahy
Oct. 16 - Jessica Hedgecock
Oct. 22 - Peg Zurface
Oct. 27 - Julie Keckstein
Oct. 31 - Debbie Ellis

Congratulations to Msgr. Cody for his 50th anniversary as a priest.

Special thanks to Carfanga's!

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.
November 12
December 10 Christmas Dinner
January 14
February 11
March 3 Irish Breakfast
April 10
May 19
June 9


Please keep our members and those on the prayer list in your thoughts and prayers. Please join us in prayer for healing and blessings.

Regan, Dacoda Harmon, Mary Strickland, Isabelle Donnelly, Karen Joyce, Jackie and George, Tim Robbins, Sharon Selby, Linda Miller, Terry McBride, Bob Brokamp, Jim Dempsey, Anne Graves, Diane Miller, Dianna Ardery, Patty Bryant, Chris Sweeney, Carol McConahay, Franklin Tack, Terry Baesmann, Joann McNamara, Paul Tisdale, 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.

When the Hollywood film production of ‘Moby Dick’ descends upon a small fishing town in County Cork, Ireland, the townspeople are both fascinated and frustrated by the disruption. Chaos ensues when the whale for the production (Moby Dick) goes missing! What happened to Moby Dick? A World Premiere play written by Irish playwright Sean Cooney.

Performances are Oct. 5-15. Learn more and purchase tickets online.

Thank you ladies for shopping at Kroger, we continue to receive funds, $121 this quarter, 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.
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.

Oct. 13, 7 p.m., Quiz Night, Shamrock Club
Oct. 14, Barktoberfest and Chili Cook-off, Shamrock Club
Oct. 27, 8-11 p.m. Ladies of Longford, Shamrock Club
Nov. 4, noon-4 p.m. Charity Newsies Bring the Bling, Shamrock Club
Nov. 9, 7-9 p.m., 1981 Hunger Strike with Mike Mentel, Shamrock Club
Dec. 8, Irish Cultural Foundation Statehouse Dinner honoring Colleen Marshall
Dec. 9, 11 a.m., DOE Children's Christmas Party, Shamrock Club

The Shamrock Club is open every Friday for Happy Hour and Queen of Hearts. 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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