2010 Annual Easter Commemoration
Sunday, April 4th at 9 A.M. the
annual Easter Commemoration will be held at the graveside of Joe Stynes
in Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx. Stynes was a lifelong Republican and Tan War veteran. From his immigration to America in 1927 to his death in the year 1991, he remained committed to the All-Ireland Republic proclaimed during Easter Week, 1916. Joe was active in Clan Na Gael and later in Irish Northern Aid. Remaining true to Republican principles, he helped found CnSN, which he remained a trustee of until his death.
15th Annual Michael Flannery
Testimonial Awards Dinne
Annual Michael Flannery Testimonial Awards Dinner will be
held on Saturday April 24, 2010 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM at
Connolly’s Pub & Restaurant, 121 West 45th Street
in New York City.
organized by Cumann Na Saoirse Náisiúnta, honors Irish
Americans and others for their contributions to the
promotion of Irish history, culture, traditional Irish
Republican principles, human rights and Irish freedom. This
year’s honorees will be announced shortly.
is conveniently located in the heart of Times Square and is
accessible by public transportation including NYC subway and
bus service, New Jersey Transit and Long Island Railroad
(Penn Station), Amtrak (Grand Central) and various private
bus services (Port Authority Bus Terminal.) In addition, a
parking garage is located directly across the street from
Connolly's. Detailed transportation information will be
mailed with your tickets.
34th Annual Cabhair Christmas Swim
The Annual CABHAIR Christmas Swim
will be held this year on Christmas morning at the Grand Canal
in Inchicore, Dublin. This year marks the 34 Anniversary of
this event. Over the last few years, here in the U.S. we have
growing support and sponsorship for those who take the chilly
morning plunge in support of the prisoners’ families.
With the holiday season fast approaching, many families will
benefit from your donation of any amount in support of the
Annual CABHAIR Swim. Your contribution means something truly
special to them, especially in days such as these. If you have
been meaning to contribute all year, this is the time to do so.
Your support will raise the spirits of a family - who have
sacrificed themselves to raise the spirit of a Sovereign Irish
Remembering the Life and Work of John A. Costelloe
On Sunday, December 13th
at 3 PM, Cumann Na Saoirse Náısıúnta and the O'Donovan Rossa
Society will co-host an event to honor the life and work of our
late friend, John A. Costelloe, who passed away last December 18th. This event will be held at Rocky Sullivan’s,
34 Van Dyke Street,
Brooklyn, NY (718-246-8050).
John was a long-time and active
member of both organizations. In addition to his work in the
Irish Republican movement, John was a retired New York City
firefighter and an accomplished actor. He was a member of the
Screen Actors Guild and appeared in many movies and television
programs. As an actor, he was most well known for his role in
The Sopranos, in which he played Jim “Johnny Cakes”
Witowski. John also appeared in several productions with the
renowned La Mama Experimental Theatre Club in Manhattan.
John was a man of many talents and
interests. He was a compassionate man who consistently supported
the families of Irish republican prisoners. He was committed to
social justice, socialism and republicanism. John regularly participated in
local commemorations to deceased Irish patriots. Please join
John’s family and friends on December 13th to
remember the life and work of this remarkable man.