WE HAD A GRAND DAY AND THE CRAIC WAS 90
THE MUSIC -- THE DANCING -- THE VENDORS
HELPED TO MAKE THIS ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL EVENTS OF THE YEAR

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE SUCCESS
OF THE HOOLEY ON THE HUDSON
TM THIS YEAR!!

WE THANK AMBASSADOR ANDERSON FOR HER KIND WORDS AND ENCOURAGEMENT

WE CONTINUE TO WORK TO MAKE OUR DREAM
OF AN IRISH CULTURAL CENTER A REALITY
 

THANK YOU
Mayor Gallo and all the Departments of the City of Kingston 

PLEASE THANK OUR SPONSORS WITH YOUR PATRONAGE

 Diageo-Guinness
Lobo Distributors
AVR Hudson Landing
Arold Construction
Kingston Plaza
Herzog's Supply
J &A Roofing
Ulster Federal Credit Union
Tip Top Furniture
Rondout Savings Bank
Erie Insurance
Ryan and Ryan Insurance
Mariner's Harbor
Tony’s Pizzeria
Trailways
Mobile Life Ambulance
Savona's Plaza Pizza
Independent Financial Services
Savona's Trattoria
Frank Guido's Little Italy
Ulster Savings Bank
Ulster County Tourism
Ulster County Chamber of Commerce
Waste Management

Our Volunteers:
YOU
 

WHAT A GRAND AFFAIR!!!

 

SEE YOU NEXT YEAR

 

 

Ambassador visit

Irish Echo Ambassador


The organizing committee for Ambassador Anderson’s reception on Saturday August 30th is pleased to advise that this is now a SOLD OUT event!
We are very pleased with the response from our community who are interested in the promotion of Irish Culture in the valley and the building of our own Irish Cultural Center. Thank you to everyone who is attending and responded.

Ambassador Anderson will also be attending the Hooley on the Hudson(tm) on Sunday August 31st as well, and she will be making some remarks at a dedication ceremony at the ICCHV site at 32 Abeel Street at 10:45 AM.
The Ambassador will also speak at the Opening Ceremonies for the Hooley on the Hudson(tm), which starts with our Parade of Dignitaries at 11:30 AM.

 

CHECK OUT THE SCHEDULE FOR THE AUGUST 31, 2014

HOOLEY ON THE HUDSON™
AUGUST 31, 2014
SCHEDULE

FEENEY STAGE
(Local Talent)
MC Steve Lowry
11:30 Opening Ceremonies
12:15 Vince Fisher & Tommy Kiernan
1:15 UC AOH Division 1 Pipes and Drums
1:45 Jimmy Walsh
2:45 Celtic Heels School of Irish Dance
3:15 The Quinn Brothers
4:45 Solas An Lae
5:30 Mc Groovin
7:15 Mac Cana
9:00 Festival Ends


TARA STAGE
(National Talent)
MC Ken Brett
11:30 Opening Ceremonies
12:00 NY Show Band with Tommy Flynn
2:00 Ulster County AOH Division 1 Pipes & Drums Band
2:30 The Andy Cooney Band
4:15 Celtic Heels School of Irish Dance
5:00 BarleyJuice
6:30 Solas An Lae
7:00 Black 47
9:00 Festival Ends


SPOKEN WORD STAGE
(Storytelling)
MC Karen Pillsworth
11:30 Opening Ceremonies
1:00 Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi
2:00 Jim Hawkins
3:00 Karen Pillsworth
4:00 Kate Danaher
9:00 Festival Ends

 

HOOLEY ON THE HUDSON TM

Printable Schedule

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Fr. Con Colbert Woulfe Division 1, Ulster County, and the City of Kingston invite you and all of your friends to the annual Hooley on the Hudson XIII™ to be held on Sunday, August 31, 2014 (the day before Labor Day) from 11:30 AM until 9:00 PM at the beautiful waterfront at the T.R. Gallo Memorial Park on the Rondout Creek in historic Kingston, New York.

Our “Parade of Dignitaries” is one of the highlights of our Irish Festival and allows our marchers to meet with some of the 20,000 plus attendees from throughout the Northeast who have made “The Hooley” a place to gather and celebrate Irish culture with two stages of Irish music, a Storytelling Stage, and numerous food and craft vendors. Focused on family, this event is free to all, Irish or not. Indeed, many families and school groups have made “The Hooley” their meeting venue each year.

The Hooley on the Hudson XIII™ promises to surpass last year’s record- breaking attendance with the scheduled visit of Ireland’s Ambassador to the United States, Anne Anderson, as well as the internationally acclaimed Irish band, Black 47, making one of its final appearances at our venue before retiring after 25 successful years.

Highlights on our Tara Stage include the New York Show band, the Andy Cooney Band, and Philadelphia’s Barleyjuice. Local favorites on our Feeney Stage include Vince Fisher and Tom Kiernan, McGroovin,’ the Quinn Brothers Band, and MacCana. Our popular Spoken Word Stage headed by Kingston’s own “Story Teller Laureate” Karen Pillsworth offers professional story tellers Kate Danaher, Lorraine Hartin- Gerlardi, and Jim Hawkins enrapturing adults and children. Both music stages will offer our very own exhilarating Ulster County AOH Pipes and Drum Band led by our Honor Guard as well as the ever popular Irish dance with Celtic Heels and Irish- American modern dance with Solas an Lae.

 

kEEP THE hOOLEY fREE

PLEASE KEEP CHECKING OUR WEBSITE
FOR
OUR HOOLEY ON THE HUDSON (TM) ACTIVITIES.

HOOLEY ON THE HUDSON(TM)
The Hooley on the Hudson(tm) is scheduled this year
for August 31, 2014
Sunday Labor Day Weekend.

PLEASE CONSIDER BECOMING A SPONSOR

THIS IS A FREE EVENT TO THE PUBLIC
AND WE NEED ALL THE SUPPORT WE CAN GET

---If you want to be a vendor at the Hooley on the Hudson(tm)---
Please download the forms below and mail them to:
Hooley on the Hudson(tm) 2014
c/o Ulster County AOH Division 1
P O Box 2026
Kingston, NY 12402

Vendor forms are available NOW
Please send in your Vendor Forms and Payment before July 19, 2014
in order to insure your location at the Hooley on the Hudson(tm)

***THIS YEAR***
FOOD VENDORS MUST PREFILE
WITH THE ULSTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
DOWNLOAD A ULSTER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT FORM
AT the
website of the health department at
http://www.ulstercountyny.gov/health/

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2014 Hooley Vendor Cover Letter --PDF
2014 Hooley Vendor Form--PDF
2014 Hooley Vendor Electricity Location Requirements--PDF

 

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