Our History and Membership

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.”

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 for a Division in your area. If you would like to establish a new Division in your area please contact: ____________________________

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