Westmeath Men’s Association Elects Officers for 1933

James Weston, Streamstown, The New President More than five hundred guests and friends of the Westmeath Men’s Association were present at the installation of officers for the coming year, at their meeting rooms, Central Opera House, 67th Streets and 3rd Avenue, on Friday evening, January 6th. The ceremony which was of a very solemn character,… Continue reading Westmeath Men’s Association Elects Officers for 1933

John McCormack Receiving Delegation From United Irish Counties Association

(Left to right)– John C. O’Connor, Publisher of the Advocate; William Honan (Dublin), Christopher Murray (Westmeath); John McCormack; Matthew Troy, President of the United Irish Counties Association; Dr. Joseph P. Brennan; John J. Hanley (Sligo). Through the courtesy of Denis F. McSweeney, John McCormack ‘s manager, a committee from the United Irish Counties Association was… Continue reading John McCormack Receiving Delegation From United Irish Counties Association

Ball of Westmeath Men’s Association in New York – Most Successful in a Decade

Fine Response of Members and Friends of All The Irish County SocietySpecial Report for ExaminerThe Westmeath Men’s Social and Benevolent Association has given the Irish social life of New York interesting topic for some time to come after one of the most brilliant affairs the organization has ever had which took place on Saturday evening,… Continue reading Ball of Westmeath Men’s Association in New York – Most Successful in a Decade

Westmeath Exiles

The following is taken from a recent issue of the “New York Advocate” :— The Westmeath Men’s Association ball at the Yorkville Casino was another splendid event and there was a capacity attendance. The reception committee showed their full value as hosts. In the boxes above the ballroom floor there were many enjoyable parties. It… Continue reading Westmeath Exiles

Selected As Ireland’s Fairest

The pick of Ireland’s fairest women were chosen for the grand march at the ball of the United Irish Counties Association, held recently in the St. George Hotel. Photo shows: left to right, the Misses Margaret Murray, Kay Stapleton, Mary Lydon, Mrs. Vincent Maher, and the Misses Gertrude Stapleton, Agnes Murray and Mary Mulcahy.  

O’Brien, Donovan Hailed at Festival Of Irish Counties

The Democratic candidate for Mayor and the Republican candidate for Governor, both Irish, received different receptions last night at the ball of the United Irish Counties Association at the Hotel St. George, the first held in Brooklyn. Surrogate John P. O’Brien got only applause as the gathering of more than 3,500 interrupted its dancing to… Continue reading O’Brien, Donovan Hailed at Festival Of Irish Counties

Planning Irish Ball

Seven veterans of the first Irish Ball, held in old Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, in 1904, are shown with the new president of the United Irish Counties Association, whom they are aiding with plans to make the ball of the group in the Hotel St. George Friday a brilliant success. Seated (left to right) are… Continue reading Planning Irish Ball

United Irish Counties Association to Honor Brooklyn

Will Hold Their First Irish Ball in That Borough at the St. George Hotel November 4. Twenty-eight years ago, Thomas Kelly, former Deputy Sheriff of New York, and County President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, stepped into the center of old Madison Square Garden, amid the deafening cheers of fifteen thousands people as bands… Continue reading United Irish Counties Association to Honor Brooklyn

Irishman in Film in Dublin

Mr. Christopher J. Murray, former Commissioner of Weights and Measures for New York, watched in the Corinthian Cinema, Dublin, the performance of his son, James Murray, in “The Reckoning.” Mr. Murray, who is a native of Raharney, Co. Westmeath, began his business career in Dublin and later went to the United States. He returned to… Continue reading Irishman in Film in Dublin

Holy Water Fountain Donation to St. Brigid’s in Raharney

The above holy water fountain was likely donated by Christopher J. Murray to St. Brigid’s Church in Raharney between 1930 and 1932 because Patrick, Thomas, Matthew, and Michael had all passed away by 1930, as had his first wife Mary and also his parents. Christopher J. Murray was in Ireland for an extended 2.5 month… Continue reading Holy Water Fountain Donation to St. Brigid’s in Raharney

Westmeath Men’s Excursion to Ireland

The Westmeath Men’s Social and Benevolent Association has reason to feel proud of the excursion sponsored by them to the Eucharistic Congress. More than five hundred tourists have availed themselves of the facilities that the committee has placed before them, and of this number several are from neighboring counties. Bernard J. Troy, brother of Corporation… Continue reading Westmeath Men’s Excursion to Ireland

The Colclough Family

Metropolitan Life Insurance Company 412 East 202nd Street, New York City, May 2, 1932   To the Editor, “Westmeath Examiner.” Dear Sir,– On page seven of your issue of April 10th, a letter appears therein from Max Kisdf, Hamburg, Germany, inquiring about a family named Colclough. If you are further interested and if you have… Continue reading The Colclough Family

Westmeath Men’s Social and Benevolent Association of New York City – Its Origin, Its Objects, And Its Duties

Everyone in this world has a cross of some kind to bear. It may be one lying unseen in the silence of the heart’s most profound depths, or it may be one that is painfully visible to all. To some, God gives but one cross to bear; upon others he showers what seems like a… Continue reading Westmeath Men’s Social and Benevolent Association of New York City – Its Origin, Its Objects, And Its Duties

American Irish Counties Association New President

Native of Ballynacargy ( Special to “Examiner” ) Of the many honors that have come to Assistant Corporation Counsel, Matthew J. Troy, none has caused greater satisfaction or appreciation among his friends than that recently conferred upon him by his election to the presidency of the United Irish Counties Association. It is doubtful, indeed, if… Continue reading American Irish Counties Association New President

Westmeath Men’s Association and The Eucharistic Congress

It is easy to understand the continued rush of tourists anxious to book on the excursion sponsored by the Westmeath Men’s Social and Benevolent Association to the Eucharistic Congress in Dublin next June. No doubt they have been inspired by the active part Westmeath has already had in the bringing of the Eucharistic Congress to… Continue reading Westmeath Men’s Association and The Eucharistic Congress

Three Murray Ladies

From left to right: Agnes E. Murray (Christopher J. Murray’s daughter, born 1915) Marion Sayers Murray (James T. Murray’s 2nd wife. James was Christopher J. Murray’s son, born in 1901) Margaret M. Murray (Christopher J. Murray’s daughter, born 1907)

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The Westmeath Men’s Association’s Influence on New York City’s Irish Community Reaches Its Peak Level

On this day, Matthew J. Troy, a member of the Westmeath Men’s Association (from Ballynacargy), was elected president of the United Irish Counties Association, the highest position in the organization. The United Irish Counties Association presides over 32 county associations in New York City. Troy would remain president for 2 years before passing the torch… Continue reading The Westmeath Men’s Association’s Influence on New York City’s Irish Community Reaches Its Peak Level

Westmeath Association to Celebrate March 17

An important meeting was held in the Central Opera House on Feb. 9 when a committee of seven members from the Westmeath Men’s S. and B. Association, consisting of Joseph P. Horan, Anthony Horan, Frank Shanley, Jean Glennon, Christopher J. Murray, Bernard Troy and Andrew Coyne and the Westmeath Football Club, represented by Michael Carlin,… Continue reading Westmeath Association to Celebrate March 17

Notes From The Editor

This writer refuses to believe that the United Irish Counties’ Association, in its twenty-eight years of existence, has ever held a more successful ball than that which was held at the Commodore Hotel Friday night. From the moment the doors were opened until the last guest had left the hotel it was finely conducted, splendidly… Continue reading Notes From The Editor

The Big Irish Ball

The chairman of the Irish Ball Committee is Assistant Corporation Counsel Matthew J. Troy. At the meeting of the committee on Monday night, Mr. Troy had the support of John J. Hanley, president of the Sligo Men; Mr. Dick O’Brien of the Galway Men; James Boylan of the Monaghan Men; Mr. Murray of the Armagh… Continue reading The Big Irish Ball

Friends Re-United – “Examiner’s” Wonderful Instrumentality

Mr. Christy Murray (“Raharney Rover”) Writes To the Editor, “Westmeath Examiner.” Dear Sir,– In your issue of October 24th, you had a reprint from the Irish American Advocate of New York, relative to a quarterly meeting of the Westmeath Men’s Social and Benevolent Association, at which meeting resolutions of condolence were voted to two of… Continue reading Friends Re-United – “Examiner’s” Wonderful Instrumentality

Reeves Employees Join in Co-operative Life Insurance

Group life insurance approximating $2,000,000 has been adopted by Daniel Reeves, Inc. for employees of the company’s 750 grocery stores in New York City, Brooklyn, Long Island, Westchester, Connecticut, New Jersey and other outlying sections, with coverage extended as well to the personnel of the main office, and to employees in the warehouses and other… Continue reading Reeves Employees Join in Co-operative Life Insurance