The Ancient Order of Hibernians
A DAY TO REMEMBER
Wed, 15 Aug 2018 22:01:25 +0000

August 15 is a special day for Catholics around the world because it is the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin. It is also special for our AOH cousins in Ireland who march that day to show pride in their heritage on ‘Lady’s Day’ as it’s called. However, on that day in 1995 […]

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AUGUST 2018 BULLETIN
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:22:39 +0000

A chairde:   Last May I arranged to meet with Mark Thompson, of Relatives for Justice, a Christmas Appeal recipient. A dozen victims’ families arrived. They wanted the AOH to know how much they appreciate our AOH donations, but also how much they need American moral, political and public pressure on the British, to win […]

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CATHOLIC ACTION – August Update
Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:03:35 +0000

We have the August Catholic Action update from Ohio State Chairman Pat Lally … NEWS OF INTEREST –On June 25, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a ruling by a Washington State court against florist Baronelle Stutzman. The court returned the case to the Washington Supreme Court, instructing reconsideration in line with the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision earlier […]

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Statement from the National Board of the AOH on the Passing of Past National President and Secretary Emeritus Thomas McNabb.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 01:10:40 +0000

It is with deep sadness that the Ancient Order of Hibernians learned of the passing of Thomas McNabb.  Brother McNabb was the living embodiment of Hibernians and shaped the Order for over half a century; his contributions to the Order will continue to have impact long after his passing. Brother McNabb was born and raised […]

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GROSSE ILE REMEMBERED
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:58:26 +0000

On the 15th of August, 2009, members of the AOH gathered on Grosse Ile in the St. Lawrence River just off Quebec to commemorate a centennial. The American AOHs of U.S. and Canada had erected a 50-foot Celtic Cross in sensitive recognition of the thousands of Irish who sleep there in mass graves after fleeing […]

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Rest in Peace Brother Tom McNabb
Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:51:50 +0000

It is with a heavy heart we share that Thomas McNabb, Past National President and National Secretary Emeritus passed away peacefully last night, surrounded by family. The patriarch of the McNabb Family and a pillar of the Auburn and Hibernian Communities alike, he will always be remembered as Dad, Pop Pop, Councilor and Mr. Hibernian. […]

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VA. Hibernian’s Seek Answers on Removal of Irish Immigrants Name From Fitzgerald Square
Mon, 30 Jul 2018 09:00:57 +0000

Alexandria’s Hibernians have noticed that something is missing from Alexandria’s newly renovated Fitzgerald Square: the name of Col.  John Fitzgerald.  Ironically on St. Patrick’s day of this year, the City Council of Alexandria announced without explanation that the new upscale park would now be designated “King Street Park at the Waterfront,” stripping the name of […]

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AOH Vice President O’Connell Challenges Misleading Article in Belfast Telegraph
Wed, 25 Jul 2018 00:58:28 +0000

In response to an inaccurate post on the Tyrone AOH Facebook page concerning the AOH National Convention, a reporter from the Belfast Telegraph reached out to Vice President O’Connell for an interview. Despite efforts to clear up the inaccuracies and relay the facts, the reporter instead in her article persisted in parroting misinformation and conflated […]

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AOH Reiterates Their Continuing Commitment to the Families of Legacy Victims of the Troubles
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 16:32:54 +0000

Meeting at their National Convention, the Ancient Order of Hibernians passed a resolution reiterating their commitment to the families of the Legacy Victims of the troubles WHEREAS hundreds of families of victims killed directly by British forces or in collusion with loyalist criminals during the conflict known as the Troubles continue to be denied truth […]

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AOH Resolves to promote and honor the centenary of Ireland’s Declaration of Independence.
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 16:05:38 +0000

Meeting at their National Convention, the Ancient Order of Hibernians passed a resolution calling for the commemoration of Ireland’s 1919 Declaration of Independance WHEREAS on January 21, 1919, representatives of the Irish people, elected in the thirty-two-county election of 1918 and assembled in Dublin as a National Parliament, did adopt Ireland’s Declaration of Independence and […]

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Suffolk County Board Honored By Tyrone AOH
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 23:44:55 +0000

At the Suffolk County Board meeting on July 18, 2018, Martin Galvin, NY State Freedom for All Ireland (FFAI) Chairman, delivered certificates which read: “From Tyrone A.O.H. to Suffolk County, NY in appreciation of Thomas J. Clarke – Kathleen Daly Clarke Monument, Manorville, NY”. The certificates were signed by Tyrone County President Gerry McGeough and […]

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Ancient Order of Hibernians Pass Resolution Calling for the Immediate Appointment of a US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 18:09:23 +0000

Meeting at their National Convention and in the wake of recent violence in the North of Ireland, the Ancient Order of Hibernians passed a resolution calling for the immediate appointment of a US Special Envoy to Northern Ireland as committed nearly a year ago by President Trump.  WHEREAS the thirty-year conflict known as “The Troubles” […]

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Hibernians Issue Resolution Calling for US Ambassador to Ireland
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 17:49:36 +0000

Meeting at their National Convention, the Ancient Order of Hibernians passed a resolution calling for the immediate appointment of a US Ambassador to Ireland.  The position of US Ambassador to Ireland has been unfilled since January 2017. WHEREAS the relationship between America and Ireland predates the founding of the United States; and WHEREAS Ireland was […]

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Louisville Convention Concluded – 2018 Election Results
Wed, 18 Jul 2018 02:04:57 +0000

The Louisville, KY AOH-LAOH 2018 Convention is now concluded. It was a great success, thanks to Co-chairs John and Julia O’Dwyer and their committee. Kudos! The convention re-elected all the incumbent officers, and Ed Halligan was elected to replace term-limited Tom O’Donnell (Thank You Tom). Rumor has it that site selection was a landslide in […]

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Louisville’s Bloody Monday
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 15:45:25 +0000

In the mid 1800s, American Party (Know Nothings) were violently against Catholic immigrants and rioting took place in many Irish neighborhoods across the country. One of the most violent took place in Louisville, KY on 6 August 1855. It was election day and nativists were against allowing Catholics to vote. Irish and German immigrants, most […]

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THE BATTLE OF BENBURB
Fri, 01 Jun 2018 10:29:20 +0000

The 17th century dawned in Ireland during the 9 years war of the northern Chieftains against the Crown. By 1602 that conflict was over; Red Hugh O’Donnell had been poisoned, the Irish had capitulated, and Queen Elizabeth was dead. Against the treachery that threatened their heirs and families, the noblest Chieftains of the north   The […]

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In Light of Prime Minister May’s Lack of Confidence in Northern Ireland Wishing to Remain in the UK, Hibernians Call for Referendum
Wed, 16 May 2018 12:48:42 +0000

In an open letter to the Congressional Friends of Ireland Caucus, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) asked for their support in calling for the British Government to honor its commitment to hold a referendum on the North of Ireland forming a part of a united Ireland in light of statements made by Prime Minister […]

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Statement from AOH Catholic Action Chair on the Forced Resignation of House Chaplain Fr. Patrick Conroy, S.J.
Wed, 02 May 2018 23:20:11 +0000

The tenth chapter of the Gospel of St. Matthew underscores the cost and requirements of proclaiming Jesus’s message to the Church. “One’s enemies will be those of his own household,” is the stark reality Christ presents those of us who would preach that gospel message. Those passages have become prescient in light of the recent […]

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THE BLACK IRISH
Tue, 01 May 2018 09:00:31 +0000

Dubh (Doov) in the Irish language means dark or black and is used to describe someone by the color of their hair as in Roisin Dubh (Dark Rosaleen) or Hugh Dubh O’Neill (Black Hugh O’Neill), an Irish patriot of the 17th century best remembered for his defense of Clonmel in 1650. He was also nephew […]

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Recent Recipient Visits AOH Monument at the Medal of Honor Grove
Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:14:18 +0000

Medal of Honor Recipient  Jim McCloughan and his wife Cherie recently visited the AOH Monument at the Medal of Honor Grove in Valley Forge Pennsylvania.  Jim was recently awarded the Medal of Honor for distinguished actions as a combat medic assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 196th Infantry Brigade, Americal Division, during the […]

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