Irish History Contest!

Madigan Muses: Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Irish History Contest  
By Marilyn Madigan

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) have been sponsoring an Irish History Contest for over 100 years.  This year, the contest is making history with the addition of new formats. Students can submit a paper, a power point presentation, a website or a documentary. We hope with this new format to engage more students in promoting our Irish History.

The topic of the 2020-2021 Irish History Contest is, “The Impact of the Irish Anglo Treaty of 1921.” The contest is open to students in Grades 6, 7, or 8 and for students in Grades 9, 10, 11, or 12. Entries will be judged according to their Grade Level.

National Prizes will be awarded for each level: for Grades 6-8, 1st Place will receive $500 and 2nd Place $250. For Grades 9-12, 1st Place will receive $1,000 and 2nd Place $500. Each state and division may also award monetary prizes.

Contest information and complete rules can be found on the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernian website, under the Historian information. Submissions to the contest are due to a local Division Historian by November 15, 2020. All submissions are to be submitted electronically.

The Cleveland area Division Historian is Mary Agnes Kennedy. She can be contacted at [email protected]. Please indicate LAOH History Contest in the subject line.

There are LAOH Ohio Divisions in Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Steubenville, Toledo and Youngstown. Please contact JoAnn Shirer, the Ohio State Historian, for contact information, at [email protected].

This contest is open to all. We encourage all readers of the Ohio Irish American News to have their children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends participate. Together, let us promote our proud Irish history. Hopefully we will have winners from Ohio announced in March 2021.


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