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.
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.
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.
Members, children, and grandchildren of AOH members are eligible to apply for the 2024 State Board Scholarship. The deadline is 2/23/24.
INFO & APPLICATION HERE
All Suffolk AOH members and their families are eligible for a High School or College Scholarship ranging from $1,500 to $4,500.
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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).
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.