President Declares 2017 Irish American Heritage Month

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims March 2017 as Irish-American Heritage Month IRISH-AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH, 2017 - - - - - - - BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION Irish Americans have made an indelible mark on the United States.  From Dublin, California, to Limerick, Maine, from Emerald Isle, North Carolina, to Shamrock, Texas, we are reminded of the more than 35 million Americans of Irish descent who contribute every day to all facets of life in the … [Read more...]



  Robert ‘Bob’ Monteith was the third son of four with five sisters born March 1, 1879 in Newtownmountkennedy, Co. Wicklow to Joseph (Cavan) and Mary Dillon (Wicklow) Monteith. He was baptized in the Episcopal Church in the diocese of Glendalough. At 16, he joined the British army claiming to be 18. After seeing action in India and Africa, he was honorably discharged on 21 March 1903. Back in Ireland, he secured a job in the Civil Service at an Ordinance Depot in Dundalk, Co. Louth. On … [Read more...]

Recruiting – Organizer’s Update


It’s no secret; Our Order has seen a substantial decrease in membership over the last ten years. Many factors attribute to the decrease; aging membership, lack of interest, failure to engage members, changes in society, generational differences, lack of recruiting, just to name a few. Take your pick, every division in the country has run into one, if not all of these problems. So let’s look at ways to solve some of these problems: Problem: Aging Membership:   We need younger Members who are … [Read more...]

TOM CLARKE – KATHLEEN DALY CLARKE Memorial Celebration – Sunday, April 3 2016

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Suffolk County AOH - Twenty-Ninth Annual TOM CLARKE - KATHLEEN DALY CLARKE Memorial Celebration - Sunday, April 3 2016 The Suffolk County AOH will commemorate the dedication of the Tom Clarke and Kathleen Daly Clarke Memorial at the monument on County Road 111, Manorville, N.Y. at 9:00AM with a wreath laying service. This year, there will also be a reading of the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic, to commemorate the Centennial Anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Mass … [Read more...]

Happy Easter from the AOH National Board


Happy Easter from the AOH National Board. Good Friday and Holy Saturday are days that require some time in the Classroom of Silence. Uncertainty, sadness, worry, and fear seem to create paralysis among the first believers, but in reality,we, with them, are moving toward the certainty of Resurrection. Suddenly all becomes affirmed and confirmed. No more doubts for them OR US!! Happy Easter, Brendan Moore, National President Easter Blessings "Alleluia, Christ is Risen, … [Read more...]

Nollaig Sona Duit


The National Board would like to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed 2013.   … [Read more...]

President’s Message: On Moving Forward

Past National President Seamus Boyle Installing New President Brendan Moore

We seem to be addicted to meetings. A necessary evil, meetings in whatever form are essential to the smooth running of the AOH and the attainment of its goals and purposes. The October 2nd National Board conference call focused on projects and issues that are being addressed by your National Board. National Vice President Jim McKay reported that the AOH Labels Program is not only up and running, but donations received to date were surpassing previous early stage amounts. (Please promote … [Read more...]