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Ancient Order of Hibernians

1836 – 1936

 
 
Ancient Order of Hibernians Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 25, 2016
1. Ancient Order of Hibernians Marker
Inscription.  Erected to the memory of members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of the City of New York who like their Irish fathers of old were ready to sacrifice their lives for religious freedom and the right to worship God as their conscience dictated and who in April, 1844, at the call of the Most Reverend John Hughes First Archbishop of New York rallied to the defense of this cathedral when it was threatened with destruction by the forces of bigotry and intolerance

Our fathers chained in prisons dark
Were still in heart and conscience free
How sweet would be their children’s fate
If we, like them , could die for thee
Faith of our fathers! Holy faith! We will be true to thee till death

This tablet is erected by the members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of the County of New York in connection with the centennial celebration of the order as a tribute to the devotion of its members to Holy Mother Church and to those principles of religious freedom which form the cornerstone of American liberty

County Officers
Rev. Patrick J. O’Donnell, PH.D - Patrick J. Walsh
Thomas Rogers - Bernard Lynch
Patrick
Ancient Order of Hibernians Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2019
2. Ancient Order of Hibernians Marker site
Old St. Patrick's Cathedral, Mott Street side.
The marker is to the left of the main entrance; the high brick walls were there for just that eventuality described.
Meehan - John J. Walsh
John J. Hoban - Thomas Kane
James Doris - Thomas Kelly
Centennial Committee
William T. Collins, Chairman - Edward J. McCullen, Secretary
Dedicated May 3rd 1936
 
Erected 1936 by Ancient Order of Hibernians.
 
Location. 40° 43.409′ N, 73° 59.696′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Mott Street near Prince Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10012, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral (here, next to this marker); Within These Grounds Are Buried The Pioneering Priests (here, next to this marker); St. John N. Neumann (a few steps from this marker); Fourteenth Ward Industrial School of the Children’s Aid Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Sisters of Charity (within shouting distance of this marker); “I Absolve You” (within shouting distance of this marker); Play Street - Little Italy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Neighborhood - Little Italy (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Churches & ReligionCivil Rights
 
Archbishop Hughes Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 24, 2016
3. Archbishop Hughes Memorial
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 8, 2019, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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