We are a Division of the Ancient Order of Hiberians in America, serving as a Catholic Irish Fraternal Organization for Loudoun County, Virginia
We are a Division of the Ancient Order of Hiberians in America, serving as a Catholic Irish Fraternal Organization for the Ashburn area of Loudoun County, VA. As such, we espouse the principles of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity. Some of our events include an Annual Trip to Ireland Raffle, the proceeds of which support our charitable goals. We work with other community, fraternal, and rel
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Tokyo 2020: Harrington lands lightweight Olympic gold Kellie Harrington won gold in the lightweight boxing final in Tokyo after delivering an exhibition of the sweet science in her unanimous decision victory over reigning world champion Beatriz Ferreira of Brazil.
Irish rowers take Olympic gold Irish rowers Paul O'Donovan and Fintan McCarthy have made history by winning the lightweight double sculls on Thursday morning, claiming Ireland's first-ever Olympic gold medal in rowing.
MemorialDay2021 In observance of Memorial Day, we remember in a special way the thousands of Irish immigrants, who though new to their adopted country, were willing to serve...
It is with sadness we learn of the passing of Brigadier General Michael Collins, the Command Pilot of Apollo 11 that put man on the moon. He sadly is often overlooked, but it should not be forgotten that the successful return of his crewmates Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were dependent entirely on his piloting skill in flying the command module and performing a successful docking with the Lunar module.
While Armstrong and Aldrin were on the Moon, Collins was alone in a tiny capsule, often out of radio contact with the Earth. “Not since Adam has any human known such solitude,” NASA public affairs officer Douglas Ward remarked, and we should not underestimate the fortitude and psychological strength that General Collins required to perform his mission successfully.
General Collins was featured in this year's Irish American Heritage Month video and for good reason; he typifies why Irish American Heritage Month is important and why we need to preserve the history of our forebears.
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Why Catholics bow their heads at the name of Jesus There are many bodily gestures that Catholics perform at Mass, and one of them that was widely practiced for centuries was the custom of bowing one’s head at the mention of the name of Jesus. Even though it has not been greatly emphasized during the past few decades, it is still honored by many of...
Who is St. Patrick? Each year around March 17, the name of St. Patrick appears in every major publication in the civilized world - sometimes with honor and sometimes with scorn - often due to the conduct of those who cel
Irish American Heritage Month: Archbishop "Dagger John" Hughes John Joseph Hughes was born on 24 June 1797 in Annaloghan, Co. Tyrone, to a poor farmer. As a Catholic in English-ruled Ireland, he couldn’t even receive a Catholic education. When John was 15, his
Irish American Heritage Month: The Irish Contribution to America's Independence DID YOU KNOW that when America was born, the Irish were there? The Irish, both Protestant, and Catholic, were a major part of Washington’s volunteers from foot soldiers to high ranking officers. Whe
Irish American Heritage Month: The Sullivan Brothers DID YOU KNOW that in the annals of America's heroes, there is scarcely a brighter entry than that of the fighting Sullivan brothers? Born in Waterloo, Iowa to Railroad conductor Tom Sullivan a
Irish American Heritage Month: The Emmets, an Irish and Irish American Story The story of two brothers, Robert and Thomas Addis Emmet is the story of the difference in opportunities afford the Irish in British ruled Ireland and America.
Irish American Heritage Month: Annie Moore, First Trough the Golden Door The statue of Annie Moore and her brothers at Cobh, Ireland During its period of operation from 1892 till 1954, over 12 million immigrants entered through the immigration station at Ellis Island
- AOH Pro Life Newsletter March 5, 2021. Thank you for the work you do on behalf of the AOH! March, 5, 2021 AOH National Pro Life Newsletter Beloved, if God so loved us, we also must love one another. 1 John 4:11 Welcome to the second editio
Irish American Heritage Month: The Catalpa Rescue In 1858, the Fenian brotherhood was founded in America and the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) in Ireland to work for Irish independence. Britain declared membership in that organization
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Colonel Thomas J. Cunningham Jr. Division – Faugh A Ballagh Date: 22 October 2020 Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Location: The Bungalow Lakehouse https://www.bungalowlakehouse.com/ The raffle drawing for the Trip for Two to Ireland…
Irish American Heritage Month: The Sheas, Three Generations of Olympians Since the ancient past, societies have honored athletes. Athletic competition may have developed out of pragmatic concerns such as training warriors, but it was soon realized that certain individuals
Irish American Heritage Month: Nellie Bly, Pioneering Journalist There was a time when mouse clicks and tweets did not drive reporters; they actually went out, sometimes at great personal peril, to find the news. One such reporter and a pioneer of investigat
A Proclamation on Irish-American Heritage Month, 2021 | The White House Since before the founding of our Nation, Irish immigrants have arrived on our shores with an unyielding spirit of determination that has helped define America’s soul and shape our success across generations. Driven by the same dreams that still beckon people the world over to America today, so m...
Irish American Heritage Month 2021 Since 1991, American Presidents of both parties have declared March to be Irish American Heritage Month, calling upon "all Americans to observe this month by...
Irish American Heritage Month begins today! Visit www.aoh.com Daily and join all our live events from Ireland. 2021 Irish American Heritage Month Hibernian Events Please Join us and invite your family and Friends for our IAHM virtual events. Al
Saint Brigid of Ireland | uCatholic Saint Brigid of Ireland (452 - 525) was probably born at Faughart near Dundalk, Louth, Ireland. Her parents were baptized by St. Patrick, with whom she developed a close friendship. She was was Abbess of the first convent in Ireland and is co-patroness of that land.
Wolf Departs Homeland Security | News & Views | Irish Echo Chad Wolf By Irish Echo Staff Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Chad Wolf, is no longer at his post. He resigned at the beginning of the week....
praoh.org John William Finn was the last surviving recipient of the Medal of Honor for actions rendered at Pearl Harbor. His Medal of Honor Citation concludes that Finn’s actions were "in keeping with the highest traditions of the U.S. Naval Service." His example of service and dedication, both in military ...
aoh.com The Ancient Order of Hibernians, America's largest Irish American Organization, has written to members of the congressional Friends of Ireland Caucus expressing their concern that Prime Minister
web-extract.constantcontact.com New Veterans Day Video! From the Desk of National President Danny O'Connell Greetings! Today we honor the men and women who served our country to assure our freedoms. Thank you to each and every Hi
youtube.com The Ancient Order of Hibernians Remembers Veterans Day.
Pro Life Report from National Chairman J.P. Walsh at the first virtual and historic 100th Biennial AOH National Convention.
dfa.ie On the 175th anniversary of Frederick Douglass's tour of Ireland, an outline of events being arranged in Ireland and America to commemorate the visit & its legacy
aoh.com In a few days, we will be celebrating the holiday of Halloween. The holiday has specific significance for us as Irish Americans. Like St. Patrick's Day, Halloween is a beloved tradition broug
fssp.com We direct our readers to the following two statements: Cardinal Burke’s statement on the Declarations of Pope Francis Regarding Civil...