Passing of Al O’Hagan


It is with much sadness that we announce the death of longtime Hibernian Al O'Hagan formerly of Brooklyn, N.Y. Al passed to his eternal reward last night, Wednesday, October 26th at his home in Deptford, N.J. surrounded by his loving family. Funeral arrangements when finalized will be published. Al was a National Life Member, past Natonal Director, Past NYS President, founding member of the Baile Na Ngael , Chief of Escort of the Roundtower Major Degree Team, Past Grand Marshal NYC … [Read more...]

The Ancient Order of Hibernians Commends Mr. Alex Trebek and Jeopardy! for their Sincere Response to Perceived Defaming Comments.


New City, New York – 10/26/16 – The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) The Ancient Order of Hibernians wish to acknowledge and commend the response of Jeopardy! and the show’s host Alex Trebek in acknowledging and responding to concerns over perceived defaming remarks targeting individuals of Irish heritage during the 10.18/16 show. Per National Anti-Defamation Chairman Neil F. Cosgrove ... “On the evening of 10/21/16 as the National Anti-Defamation chair of the Ancient Order of … [Read more...]

AOH UPDATE – October 2016


From the Desk of President McKay Dear Brothers, As I send this out today I am sure that you and I have everyone in the path of Hurricane Mathew, including our Hibernian Brothers and Sisters, in our prayers. I have been in e-mail contact with our Liaisons in the affected area and most were preparing for the worst and praying for the best outcome. As always, the AOH will be there for them. In this months update we look at our Label Program and the Notre Dame Cushwa Center Hibernian … [Read more...]

AOH UPDATE – AOH National Board Directs All Label Program Proceeds to Hibernian Charities


In a recent vote your national board has designated Hibernian Charities as the recipient of all proceeds from the Label Program. The largest benefactor will be Project St. Patrick demonstrating our commitment to our clergy. Other programs that will be shored up include the Irish Way Scholarship, the Study Abroad Scholarship and National History Day. AOH Label Appeal needs you to succeed! Everyone should have your labels in hand. Please take a minute today and send your donation to help … [Read more...]

AOH UPDATE – University of Notre Dame Cushwa Center for the Study of American Catholicism Hibernian Lecture Series


The 33rd annual Hibernian Lecture featured author and poet Thomas Lynch. His lecture on September 9, addressed the poetry and recent deaths of Dennis O’Driscoll and Seamus Heaney. Some of the Hibernians in attendance are shown here with the Lecture. From the left are Danny O’Connell, Carol Sheyer, Maureen Shelton, Jere Cole, LAOH national President Patricia O’Connell, Thomas Lynch, Denny Parks, Sandi Swift, Mary Conlon, Mary Ann Lubinsky and Ned McGinley. Each year the Cushwa Center of Notre … [Read more...]

Congratulations to Our Newly Elected National Board


Liam McNabb, Tom O'Donnell, Dan Dennehy, John Wilson, Denny Parks, Bill Sullivan Jere Cole, Judge James McKay, Danny O"Connell, Sean Pender   President James McKay - New Orleans, LA Vice President Daniel O'Connell - Girard, OH Secretary Jere E. Cole, Jr. - Roseland, NJ Treasurer Sean Pender - Hamilton, NJ Directors Daniel Dennehy - Cortlandt Manor, NY Liam McNabb - … [Read more...]

JFK Memorial Medal awarded to Major General Patrick Brady.


The Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, awarded their highest honor, the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial Medal, to Major General Patrick Brady. While in Vietnam General Brady was awarded the Medal of Honor for a series of rescues, which began at sunrise and ended after dark. Repeatedly competent advisors warned him that the missions were impossible due to weather, the enemy situation, and mines. On three different missions and six tasks, Major Brady … [Read more...]

Political Education: In the Wake of the Historic Brexit Vote, Hibernians Call for a Vote on a Reunified Ireland


New City, New York – 6/29/2016– The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) In the wake of the historic vote by the citizens of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, the Ancient Order of Hibernians calls for a vote, as provided for in the Good Friday Agreement, to allow the citizens of Northern Ireland to decide if they wish to leave the United Kingdom and to reunify with the Irish Republic and the European Union. Per National President Brendan Moore: “For those who seek a reunification … [Read more...]



As National Immigration Chair of the Ancient Order of Hibernian in America Inc., I welcome the appointment of the first ever US based Irish Senate member to represent Irish Immigrants abroad, Billy Lawless.  Billy Lawless, a Chicago based, Irish born business owner and recent US citizen will represent the interests of the Irish abroad. Mr. Lawless is a tireless advocate for Irish Immigrants, and as such, an ally of the AOH in our work on the issue.  Celine Kennelly, President of the … [Read more...]

Statement From the Anti-Defamation Chair Regarding Charges of Discrimination Against Irish J-1 Students in Berkeley, California


For release 05:00PM EST 6/1/2016 The Ancient Order of Hibernians Calls on Mayor Tom Bates and the City of Berkeley to Actively Investigate and Prosecute Rental Discrimination Targeting Irish Students New City, New York – 6/1/2016 – The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) calls on City of Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates to investigate charges of discrimination by landlords of his city against Irish students solely on the basis of their ethnicity and prosecute where found to exist to the full … [Read more...]