Cead Mile Failte! The AOH is the oldest Catholic Irish-American fraternal organization in America, dedicated to the principles of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity. The Milwaukee Division has raised over $250,000 in the past two decades for local charities and participates in many activities in support of Irish and Irish-American heritage and culture. Our Web site is designed to provide you with everything you need to know to take advantage of your Hibernian membership, as well as to help those who might be interested in joining. The Milwaukee Division is the premiere organization in Wisconsin for Catholic men of Irish heritage to contribute to the local community. Let us show you why being a Hibernian is truly a blessing!
For more history on the Ancient Order of Hibernians, please read the attached pdf file entitled, The Ancient Order of Hibernians - Its Origins and Record.
The Division's membership grew in 2010, and our main activities involving the St. Patrick's Day celebrations in March, the Hospitality Area at Irish Fest in August, and the fundraising at the William Ryan Drew Spaghetti Dinner in October reflected the increasing interest in the Division's activities. There will be more of the same in 2011, and we hope to bring Hibernians together from all over the Midwest to Irish Fest to experience Milwaukee Division hospitality. Contact one of the officers to be more involved in the fun!
Members who may need a ride to an AOH meeting may contact the following: Doug Smith, (414) 581-3373, for members in Wauwatosa, West Allis, or the west side of Milwaukee. Mark Orlovsky, (414) 870-8982, for north Wauwatosa (the 92nd and Capitol area). Rick McMahon, (262) 442-8131, for Waukesha. Andy Barnes, (414) 453-0243, for Wauwatosa or West Allis.
Ed Shanley, Division President