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

Click Here for Application Form

       IRISH Heritage Day Presented by the Rose Kennedy Division of the LAOH Sunday, March 3, 2019 AOH Hall  /  25300 Five Mile Rd Redford, MI 48239 Save the Date:  Sunday, March 3, 2019.       * Mass at Noon Ladies & Men of the LAOH & AOH- Please join the Rose Kennedy Division in celebrating our […]

Barb Weir, Stacey Blair, Mary Marx, Maureen Lesandak and Patty Martin in front of the the LOAH display.  The display was a way of introducing our Order to women who attend the Radiant Light event.

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

Rose Kennedy Division
Ethel Kennedy Division
Catherine McAuley Division
Trinity Division