(Received April 17, 2011)
John O'Hara — Founder of Glasgow Celtic FC — A Commemoration
John O'Hara worked with Brother Walfrid, John Glass, John
James McKay and others
in the formation of Celtic FC and went on to sign the first players,
mainly from Edinburgh Hibernians.
Hailing from Greysteel, Co Derry, John remained a director of Celtic
until his death on 29 May 1905. Now, on the anniversary of his death,
the extended O'Hara family plan a commemoration and celebration of his
life, with the unveiling of a long overdue headstone at his place of
rest, St Peter's Cemetery, Dalbeth .
A brief ceremony at the graveside will be followed by a special
gathering at Celtic Park on Sunday 29 May.
Everyone connected with the O'Hara family, as well as members of the
wider Celtic family, are warmly welcomed and we'd be delighted if you
can join us on the day.
Friends and family are already confirmed from as far afield as USA,
Australia, Ireland and even Denny, Stirlingshire, so we plan for a
Sunday 29 May 2011 4pm at St
Thereafter to the Number 7 restaurant at Celtic Park for a festive meal
and entertainment. Ticket donations for the function are £20
and £10 for students and pensioners.
To reserve tickets, please email Michael O'Hara at firstname.lastname@example.org
soonest, stating names. We hope to fully accommodate all friends and
family, but please reply soonest as there is a limited capacity in the
On behalf of the O'Hara family, I very much look forward to your