Welcome to the AOH Division #1 website

The primary purpose of this site is to support the membership of Division #1 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. We accomplish that goal by a combination of a public section and a 'Members Only' section. In addition, we include links to other 'Irish based' organizations in the Newport and Providence area. These organizations are not, in any way, part of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. The listing of their websites and their events is included as a courtesy to them and to our visitors.

2018 - 2019 Honors

Congratulations to:

  • Father Francis O'Loughlin Jr., for being selected as the 2019 Hibernian of the Year, to
  • Coleen McCarthy, for being selected as the 2019 Lady Hibernian of the Year, and to
  • Past AOH Division #1 president, Robert "Bobby" Lehane for being selected as the 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal.

Scholarship Information
  • AOH Scholarship - 2007 was christened as the Year of the Hibernian Scholarship Fund. Since then many initiatives have been started and fundraising events held. We awarded our first batch of scholarships in 2007. Click here for the latest information.

  • The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is offering a $1000 scholarship to a qualifying young woman currently attending a Catholic high school who will be entering grade 10, 11 or 12 this coming Fall. Click here for the details.

Meals at Hibernian Hall

Meals at the Hall are prepared by Julie Viau Livingston and the staff of Kitchen Companion Catering.

The hall is open for dinner on Thursday evenings at 6:00 pm and for lunch at the hall from 11 am to 3 pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Click on these links for sample menus: Lunch Menu  Dinner Menu  Valentines Special Dinner.

AOH Pipes & Drums - Click here for 2011 Parade

The Newport, Rhode Island Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipes and Drums was formed in November of 2006. The band consists of approximately 25 or more pipers and drummers with additional Color Guard members, and a Drum Major.

The AOH Pipes & Drums is one of the units which has been invited to participate in the parade each year since they were organized. Click here to see a Utube video of the 2007 parade. You might see a lot of familiar faces.

The group has performed, not only at the annual Newport, Boston, and New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parades, but also the Aquidneck Island National Police Parades, the Tall Ships Parade, the Bristol Fourth of July Celebration Parade, and many other parades in Southern New England. Click here to visit the band website.

AOH Veterans Brunch

A special brunch in honor of our brothers who are also veterans was held at Hibernian Hall on March 14, 2018. Forty-seven brothers were awarded the newly created AOH Veterans pin.

Rhode Island State Board website

Click here to open it in another window.

Catholic Churches

There are four Catholic Churches in the City of Newport. The local Catholic Church in the 'Fifth Ward', the traditional Irish section of Newport, is St. Augustin's Church. It is located at the corner of Carroll and Harrison Avenues. [GPS = '30 Carroll Avenue'].

The Centennial Brick Campaign has begun. Bricks can be purchased to honor the deceased, celebrate family membership in our Church, or commemorate events like weddings, Christenings etc. Click here for more information.

2019 Irish Heritage Month Calendar

We are happy to support the Newport Irish Heritage Month calendar. This comprehensive schedule is based on input from the the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Newport, Rhode Island AOH Pipes & Drums, the Museum of Newport Irish History, the Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade Committee, and other organizations which promote the Irish culture in Newport and the surrounding area.
Click on the harp to open the latest calendar in a separate window.

St. Patrick's Day Parade

The Annual Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade is held on the third Saturday of March each year. The parade is organized each year by an independent organization: The Newport St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee. For more information, visit the parade website: www.newportirish.com.

Following their annual tradition, the St. Patrick's Parade Committee has announced the 2019 Grand Marshal to be AOH Newport past president, Robert "Bobby" Lehane, Jr.. The parade will be dedicated to the memory of Brother Lenny Murphy who passed on 01/25/2018. Lenny's life.

WADK's Irish Hours

For many years, AOH Brother Rick Kelly has been hosting the "Irish Hours" show on WADK, Newport's local AM radio Station. Click here to read the station's webpage about Rick.

The show is now broadcast on Sundays at 8:00 am and 6:00pm. It is also available via podcasts on the station's website. Click here to play previous shows.

In 2006. a tribute to AOH Newport was presented on the WADK. It was provided by Bobb Angel for publication on this website. Click here it see it.

Our Brick Walk

Go to the Building Project section and click on 'Brick Walk' to see some initial photos of the newly installed brick walk. Click here to order a brick.

Museum of Newport Irish History - in the old 'Fifth Ward'

A short walk from the Hibernian Hall, also in the heart of Newport's well known Irish-American neighborhood, is the the Museum of Newport Irish History. Visitors will learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present and of the many contributions made to our community by individuals of Irish descent. The Center opened to the public in June, 2011. You may learn more about the museum by visiting their website: www.NewportIrishHistory.org . In April 2014, the MNIH lost its founder, Vincent Arnold who was also a very active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

Hibernian Digest

In 2008 we were given an opportunity to submit, to the National Hibernian Digest, an article about the Rhode Island Hibernians efforts to support returning and homeless veterans, as well as, the AOH Newport program to ship care packages to Iraq. The article appeared in the May - June 2008 issue.

This article was based on one that Newport This Week published in their March 2008 issue.

The Wolfe Tones - - The show was sold out! - -

The Wolfe Tones returned to perform at Hibernian Hall on March 3rd, 2019.

  • Click here for more information about the show.
  • Click here to see the WolfeTones new website.
  • Click here to print a poster.


Signatories of the 1916 Proclamation

Tribute to the Signatories of the 1916 Proclamation: Click Here

Members Only: There is a password protected section which contains, among other items, the monthly newsletters. In order to access that area, you will need a password. If you are a member, email: aoh@stacyhouse.com to apply for one. Email:We maintain a self-directed email list of our 'Members'. In order to be added to that list, please send an email to: email_list@stacyhouse.com.

This web site was created in November of 2003 by Peter Martin dba Stacy House Designs.
It has been maintained since then by him,

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