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, Sue Lauster, happysue6@gmail.com

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The Radiant Light Women’s conference is open to all women who would like to attend.  Details on registration are attached or can be accessed at www.radiantlightconference.com. Radiant Light 2018

We are collecting donations for the Pope Francis Warming Center where our LAOH State Chaplin, Fr. Tim McCabe is the executive Director.  A list of items that are needed is attached and cash donations are always accepted. Pope Francis Center Wish List

Our Lady of Knock 2018

The next LAOH State Bord meeting will be August 25th at 11:00 St John Neumann in Canton 48800 Warren Road between Sheldon & Canton Center Rds.

The Annual AOH Steve Walsh Picnic will be Sunday August 26th.  It is being held at a different park from last year.  The Picnic will be at Veteran’s Park 15357 Farmington Road Livonia.  The Park in the North East Corner of Farmington and 5 Mile Road.  Mass at noon.  You can get raffle ticket from […]

The annual boxing match between young Detroit boxers and young Irish boxers will be September 16, 2018 at CROFOOT 1 S. Saginaw Street Pontiac.  Doors open at 2pm show starts 4pm.  $30.00 admission/ pre-sale price is $25.00.  100 VIP Seating limited availability.  Contact MARILYN COUTURE                                          734-808-0815 SCOTT DAVIS                                                        248-904-9148 JOHN CAREY                                                         734-658-1733 Or tickets are […]

This year’s An Gorta Mor Mass will be at St Joseph Shire Irish Hills September 16, 2018 at 2:00.  Pot luck refreshments are available after the Mass.

Rose Kennedy Division
Ethel Kennedy Division
Catherine McAuley Division
Trinity Division