Our Mission

The Ancient Order of Hibernians is an Irish-American fraternal organization that consists of practicing Roman Catholics that are Irish born, or of Irish descent, and citizens of the United States of America. The motto of our organization is “Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity”. The traditions of Ireland are celebrated throughout the year in various ways to proudly support our Irish-American heritage.


It is clear that it is not man who has created the universe - whether you believe in God or in gods or deny any divine presence - man cannot alter the laws that govern the universe without damaging it.
— Sean MacBride, Government Official, Diplomat, Activist (1904–1988)

OUR PURPOSE

It is hereby declared and decreed that the purpose of this organization, the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Inc., is:

  • To promote Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity
  • To foster and sustain loyalty to our country and community
  • To aid and advance, by all legitimate means, the aspirations and endeavors of the Irish people for complete independence, promoting peace with justice and unity for Ireland
  • To foster the ideals and perpetuate the history and traditions of the Irish people in the United States
  • To promote Irish culture and language in America
  • To encourage civic participation by our members
  • To encourage and promote equitable U.S. immigration laws for Ireland, and to cooperate with other groups for a fair and just immigration policy in the United States
  • To accept and support, without prejudice, the concept of a free expression of religious practice for all the people of the world