OSWEGO, NY – Members of the Oswego Chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians recently laid flowers on the gravesite of The Most Reverend Dean Michael Barry in commemoration of his 181th birthday.
Father Barry was born at Castlelyon, County Cork, Ireland, on August 15, 1831.
He was an active religious leader in the community of Oswego at St. Paul’s Church for 45 years.
After his death on October 23, 1914, the community of Oswego funded the amazing Celtic cross pictured here at St. Paul’s cemetery.
The inscription on the monument reads, “As a token of love and esteem of the grateful people for whom he labored so zealously for 45 years. May his soul rest in peace.”
The local Oswego chapter Dean Michael Barry Division 1 at 22 Munn St., is named in his honor.
The Oswego AOH membership continues to grow monthly consisting of nearly 300 full members, Catholic with Irish heritage, and closing in on 200 social members, anyone age 16 on up that is recommended by a member for membership.
The AOH will sponsor the international celtic band Enter the Haggis at the hall on Sept. 8 from 2-4 p.m.
Tickets are available at the bar – $10 presale or $15 at the door.
On Sept. 22 AOH will celebrate its very successful annual “Half Way to St. Patrick’s Day Party”!
Tickets and more information are available at the bar. Many incredible bands will be playing, with the headliner being The Town Pants.
Please support the AOH by attending these great events, as we support our local community.
For more information or to apply for membership, call (315) 343-9815.