Welcome to the Michigan Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is a sororal organization of American- Irish Catholic women. We have a 127 year history of service in the United States and provide support in Ireland and the North of Ireland.
Originally, the primary purpose of the Ladies group was to protect young immigrant Irish girls coming to the United States, to assist them in securing employment, to give them the opportunity to be with their own kind and to keep them from becoming homesick and discouraged. The many divisions and club facilities located throughout the U.S., traditionally have been among the first to welcome new Irish immigrants. Here, the Irish culture – art, dance, music and sports are fostered and preserved.
The motto of the Ladies is: “FRIENDSHIP, UNITY AND CHRISTIAN CHARITY.” Our Patron Saint is Saint Brigid.
Today, Hibernians are primarily a Catholic Action group comprised of practicing Catholics dedicated to living our faith, service to others and our country and promoting our Irish heritage and culture.
Our membership is spread out across the state in local divisions. To those women of our Creed, who subscribe to our principles, aims and purposes, we extend a cordial invitation to join our ranks. Click here to find one near you.
CONGRATULATIONS New State Board Officers for 2021-2023:
Chaplain: Fr. Brendan McCarrick, SAC
National President: Karen Keane
President: Stacey Blair
Vice President: Dottie Kelly
Secretary: Brigid Taylor
Treasurer: Mary Marx
Historian: Mary Jo Hodge
Missions & Charities: Karen Fleming
Catholic Action: Peggy Gray
Organizer: Barb Weir
FFAI: Agnes Gowdy
Publicity: Ann Aschenbrenner
Webmaster: Margaret Wright
This is the place to find all the latest information on both National and State Conventions planned. Per the LAOH Constitution, conventions will be held every other year with the National conventions being held on even years and the State conventions held on odd years. The purpose of conventions is to elect new officers for […]
2022 Detroit St. Patrick’s Day Parade Events The United Irish Societies, of which the LAOH is a member, leads the planning efforts for the annual St. Patrick’s Parade. Leading up the parade there are numerous events to raise funds, honor the Grand Marshall, the Queen of the UIS ( United Irish Societies) and promote Irish […]
Check here for LAOH news from around the nation as written in the Lady Hibernian newsletter. Lady Hibernian Feb 2022 issue Lady Hibernian December 2021 issue