Come to the Irish-Language Mass at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral – Saturday, March 14th, 2009, at 12 Noon!

March 8, 2009
Old St. Patrick's Cathedral

Old St. Patrick's Cathedral

Come celebrate the Feast of St. Patrick at New York’s First Cathedral!

In honor of St. Patrick, an Irish- and English-language Mass will be
celebrated at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral on Mott Street in Manhattan,
between Prince and Houston streets, on Saturday, March 14th, at 12:00 p.m.

Father Andrew M. O’Connor of Holy Family Church in the Bronx will
celebrate the Mass, with Msgr. Donald Sakano, pastor of the Old Cathedral,
as a concelebrant. Readings will be done in English by Father O’Connor and in Irish by Padraig O’Cearuill, Language Lecturer of Irish Studies, NYU. The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra, led by Mick Moloney, Global Distinguished Professor of Irish Studies and Music, NYU, will perform traditional Irish music. Jared Lamenzo will play the beautiful and historic 1868 Henry Erben pipe organ. More information and photographs of this organ are online at

After the Mass, a party celebrating the Feast of St. Patrick will be
held in front of the church, with traditional Irish music and refreshments.

This event is co-sponsored by the New York Irish History Roundtable, Glucksman Ireland House at New York University, and by St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral.

There is NO CHARGE to attend the Mass or after-party!

The historically-significant Old Cathedral was the seat of the Diocese (and then the Archdiocese) of New York from 1815 to 1879. The architect for this Gothic building was Joseph-François Mangin, who also designed Manhattan’s City Hall.

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N. Y. Times Profile of Woodside, Queens

March 28, 2008

Those of you who are not regular readers of the Sunday N. Y. Times real estate section may have missed the recent profile of Woodside, Queens, Cheap, Convenient and Teeming.” The article notes the substantial if dwindling Irish community there, and goes on to tell about new immigrants from all over the world who now make the neighborhood their home.

As this isDonovan's Pub in Woodside, N.Y. in the real estate section, the article devotes space to the prices of houses, co-ops, and rental apartments—which are affordable, at least when compared to those in nearby Manhattan. The piece also talks about the abundant public transportation, including subway lines and the Long Island Railroad. Among the “things to do” in Woodside the article gives a favorable mention to the burgers at Donovan’s Pub on Roosevelt Avenue.