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Who we are.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is the oldest Irish Catholic fraternal organization in the United States. Its roots range from the coal mining region of Pennsylvania to a small church in Lower Manhattan. Founded in 1836, the orders' influence date back even further, as similar organizations existed in Ireland and Scotland for over 300 years. Here on Long Island, Suffolk County is proud to hold nine AOH divisions; Babylon, Bayshore, East Islip, Hampton Bays, Huntington, Patchogue, Port Jefferson, Selden, and Smithtown.

Our purpose.

The AOH pride's itself on its founding principles of Friendship, Unity, and Christain Charity. We promote a solid loyalty to country, community, and God. We believe in aiding the Irish people's advancement, aspirations, and endeavors while fostering peace and unity in all of Ireland.

With a strong emphasis on Irish history and traditions, we aim to promote the Irish culture here in the United States while encouraging local civic participation. Our strong faith drives us in all we do and is the backbone of our commitment to defend all life, born and unborn.

Want to join?

If you are interested in joining the prestigious ranks of this noble organization, please visit our Divisions page and reach out to your local division for a membership application. To be eligible for membership, men must be Catholic and of Irish descent.


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2024 AOH Golf Outing

Thursday, September 19, 2024 at the Marriott Wind Watch Golf and Country Club in Hauppague, NY.
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Suffolk Clarke Memorial and Mass Rock

Learn more about the AOH and LAOH's efforts to memorialize Irish patriots who once lived on Long Island.
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Welcome New Division Presidents.

Four Suffolk County AOH Division's swore in new Presidents this year. Congrats to Jim McGrath (Div 2), Brian Clancy (Div 3), Matt White (Div 4), and Steve Lemanski (Div 11).

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Are you interested in joining the AOH?

If so, visit our Divisions page to find a diviaion near you or fill out the membership form on the NY State AOH website.

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Suffolk AOH receives an award.

Past President Bill Gorham accepts the second-place Marching Unit award from New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on behalf of the Suffolk County AOH.