Irish Writing Contest

State Historian – Pamela Conway Teunis –

National Historian – Marilyn Madigan –

The 2014-2015 National Irish History Contest will honor the American Civil War on the 150th Anniversary of the end of that conflict. The topic selected for both levels is “The Role of the Irish People in the American Civil War.” This is an important time in our history. All LAOH Irish Historians should remember the Role of the Irish at your Division, County and State Meetings or in planning events.

The National Essay Winners for 2014 are:
LEVEL 1  GIANTS CAUSEWAY                                
1st place  Emma Fawcett   $500.00 NC    
2nd place  Gianna Mehl      $250.00   PA
3rd place   Tommy Liuzzo   $125.00 VA                      
Honorable Mention Zachary Sorgini $ 50.00   PA               
Honorable Mention Ellie Kuoppala  $50.00    MT               
Hon Mention John F Patterson  $100.00 VA

1ST Place Sheelagh Jackson $1000.00 OH
2nd Place Kelsey Reiser $500.00 PA
3rd Place Michael Hessler $250.00 MT
Honorable Mention David Pedler $100.00 MI

The State Irish Essay Winners for 2014 Are:

Level 1 – Junior High

#1 Sam Pedler    submitted by Sr. Annette Byrne Division

#2 Sarah Gum   submitted by Rose Kennedy Division

Level 2 – Senior High:

#1 Carrington Galardi    submitted by Mary of the Gael
#2 Anthony Volk  submitted by Mary of the Gael
#3 David Pedler  submitted by Sr. Annette Byrne Division

See attached flyer for more details

Doors open at 11:00, presentations begin at noon. Food & Irish coffee available for purchase.
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At the AOH Hall, 25300 Five Mile, Redford
Lots of vendors with a variety of goods to sell.
Doors open at noon both days. For more info, contact Brigid at

Dinner and concert featuring Blackthorn. See Division page for more info and attached flyer

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