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Anna Burns

Anna Burns from Inch was the brave lady who persuaded the Claremen to open up their New York organisation to women in 1952.  This paved the way for women to contribute to all aspects of the organisation and eventually some great female Presidents were elected.   In 2002, fifty years on, the Association specially honoured her for this great achievement - she is pictured here with Mary Anne O'Sullivan, her husband John and Cathy Hogan.

The Clare ladies wore a green uniform and marched for many years in the St. Patrick's Day parade and also attended the "Irish Feis" in the Bronx, where they formed a guard of honour.