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St. Patrick statue gets a ‘facelift’

A statue of St. Patrick that has been a mainstay of events held by Omaha’s Father Flanagan Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) such as the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade has been restored. 

AOH is a Catholic, Irish-American fraternal organization founded in New York in 1836.

The statue, which is owned by the Barrett family, is located at Castle Barrett Reception Hall at 43rd and Leavenworth streets. 

The statue was painted and refurbished at Haase’s Statuary Restoration in Neola, Iowa.

“All agreed that a ‘facelift’ was needed so it could continue a life of service well into the future,” said Tom O’Connor, a volunteer with AOH. “Thanks to the great work by Kris Haase, the statue of the great Irish saint now looks 20 years younger.”