August 28th, 2020
Dear Irish America,
Founded in 1836 with current membership in all 50 states, the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is the oldest and largest Irish Catholic Organization in the United States. In fact, the AOH is the largest Irish organization outside of Ireland. How does an American, Catholic, Irish fraternal organization continue to thrive for over 184 years? The answer is simple – we are a multifaceted organization that covers everything relevant to Irish Americans.
The giant umbrella of the Hibernians covers all Irish American interests in some way. We are Catholic, we are men of faith, we were founded to protect the Catholic clergy in America and assist our ancestors as they immigrated to the United States in the wake of The Great Hunger (An Gorta Mór). We are advocates for a Free and United Ireland and of improved immigration between the U.S. and Ireland. We are a civic minded organization, supporting our veterans and encouraging civic participation of all members. We are a non-partisan issues-based organization prohibited from supporting or working against any political party or candidate.
What brings all members of the AOH together is our heritage and culture. With such a diverse range of interests it is only natural to have an equally diverse range of opinions. Any such differences are more than compensated for through our tremendous love and devotion for our Irish and Irish-American Culture and Heritage. Our love of Irish music, folklore, sports literature, travel and everything else Irish is the foundation that makes the AOH what it is today. We long to visit the home of our family and ancestors where the faith of our forefathers was molded.
We are the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Inc., the number one Irish American organization in the world and we invite you to review all that we have to offer to Irish Catholic Americans. Take a look and don’t hesitate to contact us at AOH.COM .
Daniel J. O’Connell
Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Inc.