Donegal Association of NY




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Meetings - Second Friday of Every Month @ 8 pm
(Except June, July, & August

New York Irish Center

10-40 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101


The Donegal Association of New York will host 'A Night at the Races'
Saturday October 14th 2017 – O’Flanagan’s Bar, 1215 1st Ave, NYC
Doors open 6.30pm; first race 7.30pm sharp.
$20 cover charge (buffet and one wine/beer/soda included).
The craic will be 90!!!


(That’s The Story)

A monthly column by:

John Doherty

From the President’s Desk

September, 2017

A Chairde,

I hope you all had a wonderful summer!  Hard to believe our days of fun in the sun are coming to an end once again. 

SAVE THE DATE – Donegal Association of NY Night at the Races is on October 14th in O’Flanagans Bar & Restaurant, 1215 1st Avenue (between 65th & 66th).  Doors will open at 6:30pm and the first race starts at 7:30 sharp.  There will be a $20 cover charge which includes a buffet and one drink (beer, wine or soda).  We are sending a separate letter outlining all the details.  Please spread the word and encourage all your friends to come along for a great night of fun.  We would appreciate it if you could let us know in advance if you’re planning to attend so we have an idea of how many people to expect.

The NY Donegal Football Club will be holding their annual dinner dance in November.  Our own Kathleen O’Keeffe will be receiving the Campbell-Houlihan award this year.  We will include all the details in our October Newsletter.

Our condolences to the family and friends of Danny Meehan who passed away on May 31st. Danny was a long time and loyal member of this association. He will be missed.

Our condolences also to the family and friends of Freddie Crockett, Brooklyn, NY who passed away on July 26th.   Freddie was a past member of the Association and always supported our events.  He was also a great piper who led the officers of the Association into many dinner dances.   May he rest in peace!

Please keep the people of Inishowen, Co Donegal and Texas in your thoughts and prayers after the devastating floods in these areas during the past few days.

Our next meeting will be on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 8pm at the Irish Center, 1040 Jackson Ave, Long Island City.  Hope to see you all there!


Evelyn McBride,



(April, 2017)

Visits Since February 12, 2017

“May your home be too small to hold all your friends”

                                                                                              -Old Irish Toast

“Is ait an mac an saol.”

( Iss     att     on    moc      an      sayol.)

“Life is strange.”

                      - Old Irish-Gaelic saying

Donegal Firefighters

Donegal Firefighters presented us with a Spinning Wheel at Pier A on Sunday March 10th. The Spinning Wheels are created by Johnny Shiels and are available here: