Please Join us to commemorate the Centenary of the 1916 rising with Mass and Commemoration ceremony. A reading of the Proclamation of Independence will take place. The event will take place on April 23rd at 12 noon, at St. Alphonsus Cultural Center.
Celtic Bayou Festival, focuses on preserving and celebrating all aspects of Irish, Irish American and other Celtic cultures while instilling an appreciation of this heritage in current and future generations. A family friendly event, the festival will be held in Lafayette with future plans of hosting an Irish Parade. The inaugural festival, which will take place March 11th & 12th 2016, is sure to entertain with performances by traditional Celtic bands from both close to home and around the world. With unique events such as Irish Lenten Crawfish Boil, Guinness Cook-Off Competition, an Irish Storytelling Puppet Show for children and [...]
The Ancient Order of Hibernians is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization founded concurrently in the coal-mining region of Pennsylvania and New York City in May,1836. The Order can trace its roots back to a series of similar societies that existed in Ireland for more than 300 years. Today the AOH exists in America, Canada, Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland, however, while the organizations share a common thread, the American AOH is a separate and much larger organization. The early Irish societies were born of a need in the mid-fifteen hundreds to protect the welfare of fellow Irish Catholics, and [...]