Our History

A Sisterhood of Irish and Irish-American, Catholic Women, The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is a National organization officially recognized in Omaha, Nebraska in 1894 as the “Daughters of Erin.”

  • In 1906, the name was changed to “Ladies Auxiliary to the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America”.

  • In 1984, the Ladies voted to change their name to “The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.”

  • In 2004 we have been officially incorporated on our own as Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Inc.

The Ladies AOH has changed in many ways over the decades but still we hold true to our MOTTO of “Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. We are pledged to God and Country. The primary purpose of the Ladies AOH 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 Preamble of our Constitution states that the intent and purpose of the Ladies is to promote Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity among its members; assisting the people of Ireland to establish an Irish Republic which shall include the 32 counties of Ireland, aiding the aged, sick, blind and infirm members and for the legitimate expense of the Ladies, including Missions work and Catholic Action.

The Ladies also foster the ideals and perpetuate the history and traditions of the Irish people and promote Irish culture.

Our Patron Saint is Saint Brigid of Ireland.

MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:
You must be a practicing Roman Catholic woman, 16 years of age or older;
You must be Irish by birth or descent; OR
The mother of a LAOH Member; OR
The wife or mother of an AOH Member; OR
The mother of a Junior Hibernian

BECOME A MEMBER: Check our Divisions Page.   If you do not see a Division in your area, please contact our State Organizer, Maureen Kelly at maureenk412@gmail.com

Click Here for Application Form

Thanks to all the participants in this years LAOH essay contest. The topic for the 2019-2020 contest was “History of the LAOH in the USA (honoring the 125th Anniversary)”. The winners were from Cabrini High School from the Rose Kennedy Division. They are: Cassidy Glazier    first place Kyra Roth            second place Isabella Wolney    […]

April 25,2020 com’on down to the AOH Hall for the LAOH State Board DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY Dance Party. Entertainment by Johnny & the Fenders. The fun starts at 6pm with music at 7:30. Bucket auction and 50/50 raffles as well as the famous AOH Hall Kitchen will be open for food purchase! Tickets contact […]

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