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Join the AOH Today
Demonstrate your Irish-American pride and serve your community.
If you are of Irish by birth or descent, a practicing Roman Catholic, U.S. citizen or have declared your intentions to become a U.S. citizen and 18 years or older you are eligible to join us in America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization.
ABOUT THE AOH
The Ancient Order of Hibernians is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization founded concurrently in the coal-mining region of Pennsylvania and New York City in May,1836. The Order can trace its roots back to a series of similar societies that existed in Ireland for more than 300 years.
The many Divisions throughout the U.S. have traditionally been among the first to welcome new Irish immigrants. Here, the Irish culture — art, dance, music, and sports are fostered and preserved. The AOH has been at the forefront for issues concerning the Irish, such as; Immigration Reform; economic Incentives both here and in Ireland; the human rights issues addressed in the MacBride Legislation; Right-To-Life; and a peaceful and just solution to the issues that divide Ireland.
We invite all Catholics of Irish birth or descent to seek admittance — all we would ask is for you to live our motto of:
“Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity”.