About Us

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About Us

The Ancient Order of Hibernians is a Catholic, Irish American Fraternal Organization founded in New York City 4 May,1836. The Order can trace its roots back to a parent organization, of the same name, which has existed in Ireland for over 300 years. However, while the organizations share a common thread, the North American AOH is a separate and much larger organization.

The AOH is one of the most comprehensive fraternal organizations in America. Open to Catholics of Irish birth or descent, the Hibernians embrace all things Irish. Founded to protect the clergy and support Irish immigrants, today’s emphasis is drawn from the AOH Preamble, which begins with “the AOH is to promote Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity.”

“Hibernians are expected to support those less fortunate than others through civic participation, by serving local food pantries, supporting homeless shelters, caring for the elderly, and supporting Irish and other immigrants.”

“If you cherish your Irish heritage and want to be part of a larger Irish American community, the AOH is the place for you. Begin an experience that will enhance your life, awaken a pride within you in the Ancient Race of our fathers for our traditions, customs and for the Irish people and serve others in your community and country.  Join us, we are the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America – Irish, Catholic, American.”

If you like fun, friends, Irish music and history, Celtic Dancing, helping your parish and community, JOIN US.

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