The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
New Castle County, Delaware
What is the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians?
The LAOH is 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." At the National Convention in Omaha, Nebraska in May 1894 the men relented and allowed the formation of 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.
We are pledged to God and Country. The primary purpose of the LAOH 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.
We are pleased to extend an invitation to you to join the ranks of this wonderful national organization.
It is exciting to be the first LAOH Division in the state of Delaware. We just celebrated our sixth anniversary.
To become a member, one must be at least 16 years of age, be a practicing Roman Catholic, Irish by birth or descent, legally adopted, the wife or mother of a Hibernian or a member of a religious order.
While practicing Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity, we will work to strengthen our Roman Catholic Faith, our Country and our Communities; and perpetuate the religion, history, culture and traditions of our Irish heritage.
Other Important Websites
Delaware State Board Website - http://destatelaoh.weebly.com
Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians National Website - http://www.ladiesaoh.com
Ancient Order of Hibernians National Website - http://www.aoh.com
Corporal Bernard McCarren Division 2, Newark, DE - http://www.newarkaoh.com
The Irish Times - http://www.irishtimes.com
Our Lady of Knock, County Mayo - http://www.knock-shrine.ie
The following video is a history of the AOH and the LAOH. To join the St Brigid division, please see our Become A Member page!