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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Babylon Town Proclaims March “Irish American Heritage Month”

TOB Proclaims March "Irish American Heritage" Month

Town of Babylon Supervisor Rich Schaffer. Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Councilmen Terence McSweeney and DuWayne Gregory and Town Clerk Gerry Compitello recently gathered with leadership and members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Division 2 of Babylon and local elected officials and representatives to declare the month of March as “Irish American Heritage Month” in the Town of Babylon. T.J. Hatter of New York State Attorney General Letitia James Office, Presiding Officer of the Suffolk County Legislature Kevin McCaffrey, and Legislators Jason Richberg and Tom Donnelly were also in attendance. 

Supervisor Schaffer presented Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 2 President Dennis Harty and members of the organization with proclamations and thanked all of them for their hard work in our community. “The Town Board and I are happy to celebrate Irish American heritage by recognizing all that the Hibernians do for our Town of Babylon community,” said Supervisor Schaffer. Last year, the organization raised $1,000 for the Town of Babylon Food Pantry with their inaugural “Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day 5K.”  

For more information about the Ancient Order of Hibernians and all of their March events and celebrations, please visit their website: https://www.babylonhibernians.com/ 

Photo Left to Right: (Front Row) Town Clerk Gerry Compitello, Councilman DuWayne Gregory, T.J. Hatter of the New York State Attorney General’s Office, Supervisor Rich Schaffer, Dennis Harty, President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patrick’s Division 2 Babylon, Suffolk County Legislature Presiding Officer Kevin McCaffrey. 

Left to Right: (Back Row) Jim Kavanaugh, Piper, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Deputy Supervisor Tony Martinez, Suffolk County Legislator Jason Richberg, Chris Bradley, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Jerry Belmont, Finance Section, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Suffolk County Ancient Order of Hibernians Vice President Bill Corrigan, Councilman Terence McSweeney and Suffolk County Legislator Tom Donnelly.