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

Tea & Charity to benefit LAOH Trinity Division charities including Mary’s Mantle. Tea will be served at St. Richard’s Catholic Church 5637 Cherry Hill Rd. in Westland on Sunday May 5, 2019. The event will begin at Noon and tickets are $10.00. Rsvp to trinityLAOH@gmail.com or 734-646-5212

Please join us for…. LAOH State Board  Fundraiser TRIVIA NIGHT Come relax and enjoy an adult evening of fun, trivia, and conversation.             Saturday, June 1st, 2019                 7:00-10:00pm (doors open at 6:30)             AOH Hall, 25300 Five Mile Road, Redford Cost per TEAM is $40 ($5 per person), no more than 8 people per team.  […]

Our Michigan State AOH/LAOH Convention will be June 21 & 22, 2019. It will be held at the Detroit Marriott in Livonia. The hotel is adjacent to Laurel Park Mall Six mile east of I 275. Room rates for the convention are: $99.00 a night for a king and $109.00 a night for doubles. For […]

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