Bill O’Reilly: “Part of the Fault is With the Irish” for Ethnic Stereotypes

Bill O'Reilly has thrown a challenge to all Hibernians; stating that part of the reason our Heritage is subjected to abuse that would not be tolerated if the target was any other ethnic group is because there is "No Organized Irish Concern" that defends Irish Heritage and culture.  Well Mr. O'Reilly, there is a "Organized Irish Concern" that has been defending our faith and heritage since 1836: The Ancient Order of Hibernians.  Brothers, how will you answer the challenge?  Are we going to let it … [Read more...]

Secretary Emeritus Tom McNabb Reconized By Congress

RECOGNIZING THOMAS MCNABB ON COMPLETION OF 30 YEARS AS THE NATIONAL SECRETARY OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS OF AMERICA HON. DANIEL B. MAFFEI OF NEW YORK IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Thursday, July 31, 2014 Mr. MAFFEI. Mr. Speaker, I rise today torecognize Thomas McNabb on his completion of 30 years as the National Secretary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of America (AOH). Thomas McNabb was born and raised in Auburn, New York, where he joined the Auburn Hibernian Division in … [Read more...]

Give Walmart Your “Input” as Regards Merchandise Defaming Irish Americans

Brothers, I would like to update you on an item from the last issue of Hibernian Digest.  As you will recall Walmart was selling several shirts fostering negative stereotypes and promoting ignorant misrepresentations of Irish Americans.  Among the items sold was a shirt “I May Not Be Irish, but I Can Drink Like One”, another “Blame the Irish for My Behavior” and finally what has to be the hands down winner in the questionable judgment/bad taste award the shamrock festooned “Irish I Could Drink” … [Read more...]

Barry Memorial Dedication

Video of the Barry Memorial Dedication that took place last month.   … [Read more...]

Convention Clarification

Please be advised of the following correction and clarification in the call to convention. Requests for donations are required 30 day’s prior to the convention in accordance with: ARTICLE XXIV DONATIONS OR CONTRIBUTIONS: Section 1. No donation of $500.00 or more shall be made by the National Board without the National Secretary first submitting the matter to a vote of all members of the National Board. (By a majority of the members of the National Board Voting). No request for charitable … [Read more...]

Immigration Pin Presentations

It looks like the count for just 30 days last month will be over 100 current members out of 535 Members of Congress!!! That is no small feat! It's great that champions of our cause like Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin and Bruce Morrison, were all at the beginning of the month and the month ended with Nancy Pelosi getting pinned. That's not counting other legislators, and people like Ambassador Anderson and CG Noel Kilkenny who wore theirs for the entire month! … [Read more...]

March is Irish American Heritage Month

Presidential Proclamation — Irish-American Heritage Month, 2014 Washington, D.C. (United States) (OFFICIAL WIRE) February 28, 2014 IRISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2014 - – - – - – - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Centuries after America welcomed the first sons and daughters of the Emerald Isle to our shores, Irish heritage continues to enrich our Nation. This month, we reflect on proud traditions handed down through the generations, and we celebrate the … [Read more...]

Press Release From the Anti-Defamation Chair Concerning the Sale by Walmart of Defaming Merchandise Targeting Irish Americans

The Ancient Order of Hibernians calls on national retailer Walmart to immediately cease the sale of defaming merchandise targeting Irish Americans. Among items being sold are T-Shirts with such phrases as “I may not be Irish, but I Can Drink like One” and “Blame the Irish for My Behavior”.   These items are an outrage to those whose Irish Heritage traces to hard working Irish immigrants, not to a beer bottle, and seek in March, which is Irish American Heritage Month, to see their culture … [Read more...]

AOH Immigration Pin

By Dan Dennehy - National Chairman The National Board and  AOH National Immigration Committee created  an initiative to promote the Irish Perspective on Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the month of  March as Irish American Heritage Month. Beginning in March 2014, we ask Congress to recognize the important historical role of the Irish throughout US history, and show its commitment to Comprehensive Immigration Reform by wearing an AOH Irish American Heritage Month/Immigration Lapel … [Read more...]

2013 FFAI Packet

Download the 2013 FFAI Christmas Appeal Packet Here … [Read more...]