Membership in the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc. is confined to men 16 years and older who are practicing Roman Catholics of Irish birth or descent and who are citizens of United States of America or who have declared their intentions to become citizens of the United States of America.

If you feel good about being an Irish Catholic and if being Irish means more than wearing green on St. Patrick's Day, then the Ancient Order of Hibernians is for you. Apply for membership in the AOH, then once accepted enjoy our monthly meetings, all we would ask is that you live by our motto:

"Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity".
Dia 's Muire dhuit!


ENJOY THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP IN THE ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS
  • Participation in local, regional and national fraternal organization networking.
  • Community involvement in socials, such as dinners, dances, picnics, festivals, parties, sports and theatre.
  • Assistance in cases of bias and bigotry through the vigilance of a national anti-defamation committee.
  • Representation on issues of Irish-American concern.
  • An influential voice in local, state and national government.
  • An opportunity to experience Irish culture by promoting lectures, films, discusssion groups and music and dance
  • Activities and programs for the entire family.
  • The A.O.H. provides a unique opportunity for its members to become involved in issues that are of interest to Irish American Catholics today.
  • The Order established the first chair of Celtic Studies at Catholic University in 1894.
  • The A.O.H. promotes the rightful recognition of Commodore John Barry as the Father of the American Navy, and has established September 13 as a legal holiday of the Order.
  • The Order has sponsored and supported Feises, as well as traditional Irish music, dance and song.
  • The A. O. H. has recognized, honored and supported Irish American achievement in theater, education, law, science, music, business and the arts.
  • The A.O,H. has encouraged tourism to our ancestral homeland, Ireland.
  • The Order has supported the G.A.A. and the traditional ancient sporting games of Ireland
  • The A.O.H. through monetary, political and other means has supported vigorously humanitarian and civil rights works in Northeast Ireland.
  • The A.O.H. has recognized the contributions of the Irish inthe Civil War through history, lectures, films and monuments.
  • The A.O.H. has assisted in the reforesting of Ireland through the Trees for Ireland program.
  • The Order has fostered the instilling of our Irish culture, history and traditions in our youth through the A.O.H.
  • Irish Way and Study Abroad Scholarship Programs for thesons and daughters of its members.
  • The A.O.H. has recognized the contributions of Irish Americans and Irish born who won the Medal of Honor and has erected a monument in their honor at the Valley Forge Medal of Honor Grove.
  • The A.O.H being composed of loyal Americans has recognized July 4th as one of the legal holidays of the Order.
  • The A.O.H. has consistently promoted and tried to preserve our ancient language, Gaelic – Irish.
  • Monument to Great Hunger victims, County Clare, Ireland.
  • The A.O.H. recognized March 17 as one of the legal holidays of the Order, thus preserving the teachings and ideals of Saint Patrick and the Catholic Church.
  • Project Saint Patrick Scholarship for Seminarians and the religious life.
  • The A.O.H. through its many monetary donations to various charitable organizations has shown that the motto of our Order, “Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity” is as important today as it was 175 years ago when our Order was first founded in America.

Interested in Joining?

Please contact us at SuffernAOH@gmail.com for more information.



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Jimmy Tesseyman,
Mar 13, 2012, 10:27 PM