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UIS Constitution & By Laws

UIS OFFICERS

UNITED IRISH SOCIETIES MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS:

* *Click Shamrock below for a printable form* *

President - Mike Kelly

 

Vice President – Brian Dunleavy

 

Treasurer – Agnes Gowdy

 

Recording Secretary – Sheila Cassidy

 

Corresponding Secretary - Erin Keem

 

2017 59th Parade Grand Marshal

Brian Dunleavy

2016 Parade Theme: Corktown, The Heart and Home of Detroit’s Irish

2016 “Painting of Shamrocks” video

 

2017 Pre-Parade Events:

·             Queen of Detroit UIS

        Saturday, 1/14/17 5 pm

           Gaelic League

           2068 Michigan Ave, Detroit

 

·            Grand Marshal Dinner (K of E)

        Thursday 2/9/17 6:30 pm

            AOH Hall

       23500 Five Mile, Redford Twp.

 

·            Court of St. Brigid        

            Saturday, 2/11/17

            AOH Hall

       23500 Five Mile, Redford Twp.

 

·           Grand Marshal Lunch       Sunday, 2/12/17

Mass - 12 Noon

Lunch after Mass $15

  AOH Hall

 23500 Five Mile, Redford Twp.

     

·             Parade Fundraiser

        Sunday, 2/26/17 Noon-?

            AOH Hall

       23500 Five Mile, Redford Twp.

 

·             Hang Shamrocks  on

         Parade Route

        Saturday, 3/4/17 @  9 am

 

·             Painting of Shamrocks

Friday, 3/10/17 @ 11 am

            UIS Irish Plaza

            6th Street & Michigan Ave.

 

·            2016 Detroit Parade Info:

          Date: Sun March 12, 2016

Time: 12:30 PM Sharp!

Start: 6th St. & Michigan Ave

          End: 14th & Michigan Ave

Grand Marshals By Year

2017 – Brian Dunleavy

2016 – Kitty Heinzman

2015 – Jim Dewan

2014 – Tom & Bridie Flynn

2013 – Nora Cassidy

2012 – Dennis Hayes

2011 – Mary Sheehy

2010 – John & Kathleen Treanor

2009 – Jack Derrig

2008 – Patrick O’Hara

2007 – Curtis Anderson

2006 – Brian Bonner

2005 – Colleen Brown Karagozian

2004 – Kathleen Dewan O’Neill

2003 – G. William Byrne

2002 – Thomas Mulchay

2001 – Mike Kerwin

2000 – Tommy O’Halloran

1999 – Edward Neubacher

1998 – Kevin Murphy

1997 – Roger McCarville

1996 – Jim Butler

1995 – Dan O’Kennedy

1994 – Clifford Sullivan

1993 – Walter Walsh

1992 – Kevin O’Sullivan

1991 – Martin Fleming

1990 – M. Thomas Dunleavy

1989 – Fr. Tom Duffey & Sr. Mary Watson

1988 – Neal Shine

1987 – John Early

1986 – Jerry Roddy

1985 – Pat Sheehan

1984 – Peggy Walsh

1983 – Hon. James L. Ryan

1982 – Archbishop Edmund Szoka

1981 – Hon. Vincent J. Brennan

1980 – James R. Killeen

1979 – Hon. Michael Hand

1978 – Hon. John B. Reilly

1977 – Hon. James C. Blanchard

1976 – Ken Bannon

1975 – Michael C. Sullivan

1974 –

1973 – Peter Brennan

1972 –

1971 – William Callaghan

1970 – John Patrick O’Brien

1969 –

1968 – Jack Kelley

1967 –

1966 – James Dunleavy

1965 – Hon. Jerome P. Cavanagh

1964 – Hon. Frank J. Kelley

1963 – Hon. Phillip A. Hart

1962 – Jack Lynch

1961 – Herbert W. Hart

1960 – Edwin Morgan

1959 – Victor Brady

 

2015 Parade Events Video

Saturday 11/14/15

UIS Plaza Dedication

Video

Court of St. Brigid Photos:

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

 

Maid of Erin Photos:

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

 

Parade Committees:

Parade Co-Chairs:

Mike Kelly, Mike Henahan

 

Court of St. Brigid:

Maureen Kelly

LAOH, Rose Kennedy Division www.ctofstbrigid.com

 

Queen of Detroit United Irish Societies

Sheila Cassidy

 Application Forms

 

Parade Times:

Peggy Gray, Julie Lewis

Ad Form

Patron Form

 

Parade Fundraiser:

Mike & Maureen Kelly

 

F. O. U. I. Activities

Basket of Cheer

Brian Dunleavy - Tickets

Parade Route Shamrocks

Jim Dewan - Order Form

Painting of Shamrocks

Hang Parade Shamrocks

Cork Town Races

Parade Day Mass Shuttle

FOUIs clean Plaza monthly

Queen of Detroit United Irish Societies

2017 Reagan Kelly

2016 Hannah Newell

2015 Ashling E. Magolan

Maid of Erin By Year

2014 Kailyn Nelson

2013 Kelley M.  Donnelly

2012 Maggie Donnolly

2011 Haley Cavanaugh

2010 Margaret Clark

2009 Tera Kristock

2008 Kate Bryan

2007 Bridget Belvitch

2006 Hailey MacDonald

2005 Mary Casey

2004 Lindsay Eaton

2003 Rachel Ozar

2002 Shannon Watkins

2001 Maureen O’Rouke

2000 Erin Crilley

1999 Denis Costello

1998 Molly Noonan

1997 Jennifer Watkins

1996 Megan Tierney

1995 Melanie Grund

1994 Maura Newell

1993 Kathleen O’Rourke

1992 Erin Riley

1991 Eileen Fallon

1990 Anne Staunton

1989 Ann Cullen

1988 Margarite Cullen

1987 Katherine Lawton

1986 Teresa Cullen

1985 Bridget McCarville

1984 Maureen O’Sullivan

1983 Kelli Dowd

1982 Rosalind Rainaldi

1981 Ruth Booms

1980 Anne Doohan

1979 Mary Anne McGrath

1978 Carrie McManus

1977 Cathy Ryan

1976 Breda Kelly

1975 Erin McNeal

1976

1973 Kathy Trewella

1972

1971

1970 Rosanne O’Malley

1969

1968

1967

1966

1965

1964 Patricia Reilly

1963

1962

1961

1960 Kathryn Fitzpatrick

1959 Maureen Keane

 

Listen to Dennis Hayes' History of the Irish in Detroit on the WDET 101.9 FM Craig Fahle Show 3-17-11

 

Listen to Dennis Hayes’ “commercial” on the Irish Radio Show.

 

 

Past Grand Marshals at Annual UIS Grand Marshal Lunch

Grand Marshal Lunch at Gaelic League on February 14, 2016

l-r Seated; K. Treanor 2010, T. O’Halloran 2000, J. Treanor 2010, M. Sheehy 2011, Kitty Heinzman 2016, N. Cassidy 2013,

      B. Byrne 2003, J. Early 1987,  C. Karagozian 2005, J. Butler 1996.

Standing: D. Hayes 2012, M. Kerwin 2001, Bridie & Tom Flynn 2014, Jim Dewan 2015 K. O’Neill 2004, P. O’Hara 2008

Past Grand Marshals at Annual UIS Grand Marshal Brunch/

Grand Marshal Lunch at Gaelic League on February 8, 2015

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l-r Sitting: John Treanor 2010, Tom O’Halloran 2000, Bill Byrne 2003, Jim Dewan 2015, Jim Butler 1996, Bridie & Tom Flynn 2014

l-r Standing: Kathleen Dewan O’Neill 2004, Nora Cassidy 2013. Kathleen Treanor 2010, Mike Kerwin 2001, Colleen Karagozian 2005,

Dennis Hayes 2012, Peggy Walsh 1984, Brian Bonner  2006, Mary Sheehy 2011, Pat O’Hara 2008

Photo Courtesy of Patricia Dewan Kenny

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2015 Grand Marshal Jim Dewan with his children and grand children at Grand Marshal Lunch

Grand Marshal Brunch at Gaelic League on February 10, 2013

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l-r Sitting: John Early 1987, Tommy O’Halloran 2000, Nora Cassidy 2013, Dennis Hayes 2012, Bill Byrne 2003, Colleen Karagozian 2005

l-r Standing: Mary Sheehy 2011, Kathleen O’Neill 2004, Pat O’Hara 2008, Peggy Walsh 1984

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Watkins – United Irish Societies Photographer

Grand Marshal Lunch at Gaelic League on February 9, 2014

l-r Sitting: Bill Byrne 2003, Tommy O’Halloran 2000, Bridie & Tom Flynn 2014, Colleen Karagozian 2005, Kathleen O’Neill 2004,

l-r Standing: Sr. Mary Watson 1989, Mike Kerwin 2001, Dennis Hayes 2012, John Early 1987, Nora Cassidy 2013

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Watkins – United Irish Societies Photographer

Gaelic League, Sunday, February 13, 2011

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1st Row (l-r) Jack Derrig 2009, Kathleen & John Treanor 2010, Mary Sheehy 2011, Mike Sullivan 1975, Bill Byrne 2003,

 Jim Butler 1996

2nd Row (l-r) Sr. Mary Watson 1989, Mike Kerwin 2001, Colleen Brown Karagozian 2005, Peggy Walsh 1984,

John Early 1987, Tommy O’Halloran 2000, Walter Walsh 1993, Pat O’Hara 2008

Gaelic League, Sunday, February 12, 2012

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1st Row (l-r) J. Early 1987, B. Byrne 2003, P. Walsh 1984, D. Hayes 2012, M. Sheehy 2011, T, O’Halloran 2000,

M. Sullivan 1975

2nd Row (l-r) P. O’Hara 2008, Rev. Sullivan, K. Dewan-O’Neill 2004, M.Kerwin 2001, M. Galvin

Gaelic League, Sunday, February 8, 2009

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Seated (l-r) Billy Byrne 2003, Jack Derrig 2009, John Early 1987, Mike Sullivan 1975

Standing (l-r) Mike Kerwin 2001, Peggy Walsh 1984, Patrick O’Hara 2008, Colleen Karagozian 2005,

Kathleen Dewan O’Neill 2004, Brian Bonner 2006

Gaelic League, Sunday, February 14, 2010

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1st Row (l-r) Tommy O’Halloran 2000, John & Kathleen Treanor 2010, Jack Derrig 2009

2nd Row Colleen Karagozian 2005, John Early 1987, Kathleen Dewan O’Neill 2004, Pat O’Hara 2008

2015 Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Program

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The 48th annual Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Rose Kennedy Division, was held Saturday, February 21, 2015, at the AOH Hall, 23500 5 Mile, Redford, MI  48239. 

Photo Courtesy of Tom Beaudoin – United Irish Societies Photographer

Educational Scholarships are awarded to the winner and her court. The winners are:

Queen Mary Alice Fredendall (Center)

1st Runner Up Nora Maureen Godfrey Anderson (Right)

2nd Runner Up Kayla Aislinn O’Donohue (Left)

Eligible for the program are girls, age 17 thru 23 years, who are Irish and Catholic.

 For more information regarding the Ct. of St. Brigid please visit www.ctofstbrigid.com

2015 Queen of the United Irish Societies and Court

2015 Queen of UIS

The annual Maid of Erin, now known as Queen of the Detroit United Societies, sponsored by United Irish Societies, was held Saturday, February 28, 2015, at the Gaelic League, Detroit, MI  48216.  To be considered, young women must be of Irish descent, between 17 and 24 years of age, and single, never been married, nor had children.

Photo Courtesy of Tom Beaudoin – United Irish Societies Photographer

Maid Ashling Elizabeth Magolan (Center)

Court #2 Marie Elizabeth Brosnan (Right)

Court #1 Caiti ErinHoulihan (Left )

 

2014 Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Program

The 47th annual Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Rose Kennedy Division, was held Saturday, February 15, 2014, at the AOH Hall, 23500 5 Mile, Redford, MI  48239. 

Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Watkins – United Irish Societies Photographer

Educational Scholarships are awarded to the winner and her court. The winners are:

Queen Marie Elizabeth Brosnan (Center)

1st Runner Up Katarina Marie Goitz (Right)

2nd Runner Up Nora Maureen Anderson (Left)

Eligible for the program are girls, age 17 thru 23 years, who are Irish and Catholic.

 For more information regarding the Ct. of St. Brigid please visit www.ctofstbrigid.com

2014 Maid of Erin and her Court

The annual Maid of Erin, sponsored by United Irish Societies, was held Saturday, February 22, 2014, at the Gaelic League, Detroit, MI  48216.  To be considered, young women must be of Irish descent, between 17 and 24 years of age, and single, never been married, nor had children. Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Watkins – United Irish Societies Photographer

Maid Kailyn Nelson (Center)

Court #1 Eileen Plunkett (Right)

Court #2 Megan Holton (Left )

 

2013 Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Program

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2013 Court of St. Brigid- 1st runner up- Marie Elizabeth Brosnan, Queen- Allison Ann Shaw,

 2nd runner up- Allison Jeanette Zylka Photo Courtesy of Jennifer Watkins – United Irish Societies Photographer

The 46th annual Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Rose Kennedy Division, was held Saturday, February 16, 2013, at the NEW AOH Hall, 23500 Five Mile, Redford Twp., MI.  Educational Scholarships are awarded to the winner and her court. Eligible for the program are girls, age 17 thru 23 years, who are Irish and Catholic.  For more information regarding the Ct. of St. Brigid please visit www.ctofstbrigid.com

2013 Maid of Erin and her Court

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The Maid of Erin and her Court winners are: 2nd Runner Up: Maire K. Schwartz, Queen: Kelley Maureen Donnelly,

 1st Runner Up: Kaitlin M. Nelson

The annual Maid of Erin, sponsored by United Irish Societies, was held Saturday, February 23, 2013, at the Gaelic League, Detroit, MI  48216.  To be considered, young women must be of Irish descent, between 17 and 24 years of age, and single, never been married, nor had children.

2012 Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Program

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The 45th annual Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Rose Kennedy Division, was held Saturday, February 18, 2012, at the AOH Hall, 24242 Grand River, Detroit, MI  48227.  Educational Scholarships are awarded to the winner and her court. The winners are:

Queen Megan Haapala (Center)

1st Runner Up Marie Brosnan (Right)

2nd Runner Up Katarina Goitz (Left)

Eligible for the program are girls, age 17 thru 23 years, who are Irish and Catholic.  For more information regarding the Ct. of St. Brigid please visit www.ctofstbrigid.com

2012 Maid of Erin and her Court

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The annual Maid of Erin, sponsored by United Irish Societies, was held Saturday, February 25, 2012, at the Gaelic League, Detroit, MI  48216.  To be considered, young women must be of Irish descent, between 17 and 24 years of age, and single, never been married, nor had children.

The Maid of Erin and her Court winners are:

Maid of Erin, Maggie Donnolly (Center)

1st Runner Up Caitlin Cox (Right)

2nd Runner Up Mary Kathleen Schwarz(Left)

The winners will appear at various events in conjunction with Irish Week, the activities which make up Irish Week and other United Irish Societies activities.

2011 Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Program

2011 Court of St Brigid

The 44th annual Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Program, sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Rose Kennedy Division, was held Saturday, February 19, 2011, at the AOH Hall, 24242 Grand River, Detroit, MI  48227.  Educational Scholarships are awarded to the winner and her court. The winners are:

Queen Ciara Poppe (Center)

1st Runner Up Katerina Goitz (Right)

2nd Runner Up Devin McParlane(Left)

Eligible for the program are girls, age 17 thru 23 years, who are Irish and Catholic. 

For more information regarding the Ct. of St. Brigid please visit www.ctofstbrigid.com

2011 Maid of Erin and her Court
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The annual Maid of Erin, sponsored by United Irish Societies, was held Saturday, February 26, 2011, at the Gaelic League, Detroit, MI  48216.  To be considered, young women must be of Irish descent, between 17 and 24 years of age, and single, never been married, nor had children.

The Maid of Erin and her Court winners are:

Maid of Erin, Haley Cavanaugh (Center)

1st Runner Up Maggie Donnelly (Right)

2nd Runner Up Siobhan Aldridge (Left)

Group photo of 2011 Court of St. Brigid and Maid of Erin Winners

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The winners will appear at various events in conjunction with Irish Week, the activities which make up Irish Week and other United Irish Societies activities.

2010 Court of St. Brigid

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 (l-r) Meghan Bresser (1st Runner up), Shea McParlane (Queen), Shannon Daly (2nd Runner up)

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Watkins

The Court of St. Brigid is sponsored by the LAOH Rose Kennedy Division

Candidates must be Catholic and of Irish descent between the ages of 17 and 22 years.

2010 MAID OF ERIN AND COURT

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l-r: Kayleigh Kavanagh (2nd runner up), Margaret Clark (Maid), Haley Cavanaugh (1st runner up)

Listen to Maid of Erin Winners on the 03/07/10 Radio Show

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Watkins

The Maid of Erin Pageant is sponsored by the United Irish Societies.

Candidates must be of Irish descent between the ages of 17 and 24 years.

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Current and past Maid of Erin - picture taken in 2010

L-R Shannon Watkins-Dayringer (2002), Tara Kristock (2009), Margaret Clark (2010), Jennifer Watkins (1997),

Bridget McCarville (1985) Photo courtesy of Pat Watkins

2008 Past MOE

Current and past Maid of Erin-  picture taken in 2008