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WELCOME

 

This website supports and is devoted to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Dennis Collins Division 1, located in Newport, RI. We welcome all who are interested in Irish Catholic culture and heritage. We invite all Catholics of Irish birth or descent to seek membership to the finest Irish Catholic Organization in the World —  we would ask that of you embrace our motto of: “Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity”.

 

This site provides a public section and a 'Members Only' section. We include links to other National and local Irish organizations in the Newport and Providence area. These organizations may not be directly affiliated with the  Ancient Order of Hibernians but share many common interests. The listing of their websites and their events are provided as a courtesy to them and as a convenience to our visitors.

MISSION

While practicing friendship, unity and Christian charity, we will work to strengthen and defend our Roman Catholic faith, our loyalty to our country, and our communities; and perpetuate the religion, history, culture and traditions of our Irish heritage.

DIVISION HISTORY

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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
MONTHLY MEETING

  • Friday October 1st

    • 7:30 pm
    • Hibernian Hall

HIBERNIAN HALL HOURS OF OPERATION

With current social distance guidelines easing we are beginning to adapt at our hall.

  • Operating hours are Saturday and Sunday: 12 noon - closing.

  • Monday through Friday: 4:00 pm - closing.

  • The lounge bar is open with seating available at the bar as well as tables. 

  • Party and event reservations can be made by contacting Bill Barrett at 401-847-8671.

  • We will still continue to follow all current Covid-19 protocol and ask that you respect these regulations and each other when you are visiting the hall.               

 

AOH NEWPORT PIPES AND DRUMS

The AOH Newport Pipe and Drums Band is seeking to expand its membership. We welcome all individuals interested in promoting the performance of  traditional Irish bagpipe music.

 

Those interested  should contact Michael O’Conner or attend one of our band practice sessions; held at Hibernian Hall on Tuesday evenings. Our practices start at 7:00 pm. The Band offers musical instruction.  No musical experience is necessary just a willingness to learn.

 

 

AOH SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FOR 2021

The AOH Scholarship Committee  has awarded nine $1,000 scholarships to students entering their first year of college.

The awardees are:
 

  • Gavin Crowley - received the Steve Lepley Scholarship in honor of our late brother

  • Alexander Cranson

  • Megan Lehane

  • Pierson Garcia

  • Katherine Kirwin

  • Paige Sullivan

  • Eamon Warner

  • Patrick May

  • Margaret Coen
     

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Dennis E Collins Division 1 Scholarship Program Information
 

CONGRATULATIONS HIBERNIAN OF THE YEAR

Congratulations and best of luck to all the recipients.  Thanks go out to David Kerins and the Scholarship Committee for their work over the past few years revitalizing this program.

  UPCOMING EVENTS​​ (View complete AOH EVENT CALENDAR)
 

  • State President  Visit Tim Burns will be holding the RI State Convention at the hall on Saturday, October 2nd at 11:00 am.  National Director Dick Thompson is planning to attend.  As a reminder this is an election year for the state board positions.
     

  • Chris Kirwin Celebration The Bad Lieutenants will be performing Saturday, October 16th as we honor and celebrate Chris Kirwin who was our Division Steward for 20 years.  Tickets are available at the hall for $10.00.  Your donation will go to Hibernian Charities.  We ask that you bring a non-perishable food item for our first annual "Winston" food drive to help support local food pantries that night. 
     

  • The AOH Cigar Club will be hosting its annual Fall Fundraiser Golf outing and dinner. on October 22nd.  If you are interested in attending contact a Cigar Club Committee member.  These events sell out quickly.  
     

  • Gary Loftus memorial Golf Outing: Monday, October 25th, the AOH will be hosting a golf outing at Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club in memory of our brother Gary Loftus.  Information can be found on our website or by contacting our VP Bill Cardinal.

 

  • IRISH MUSIC SERIES

  • FLAG POLE DEDICATION & VETERANS BREAKFAST 

    • Date: 7 November

    • Time: 10:00 AM

      • After the ceremony has been completed, those members who are veterans of military service and their families will move inside the hall to be recognized for their service to our great country.

        • If you are veteran and have received not not yet responded to your invitation letter please contact or RSVP to John Lalli atjohnlalli28@gmail.com.

      • We look forward to a great turnout to support the dedication ceremony and to acknowledge the loyal service to our great nation by so many of our brothers and sisters
         

    • All members are cordially invited to witness the flag pole dedication The ceremony will be held by the Dennis E. Collins Division 1 Ancient Order of Hibernians ceremony to dedicate the new flagpole and Veterans’ Garden on Sunday, November 7th at 10:00 AM in front of the Hall on Wellington Avenue. Breakfast will be served at the hall.

  • Monthly Meeting

    • The November meeting has been moved to November 12, 2021 at 7:30 pm. Please ensure you mark this on your calendar and make every effort to attend. Nominations for officers will take place at the November and December meetings with elections at the December meeting.
       

  • NEWPORT IRISH HERITAGE MONTH CALENDAR

 

ANNUAL DUES

 

Brothers, 

The annual dues remain the same as the past two years. ($120).  A second round of invoices were sent out in early May.  For your convenience, we have added the VENMO option for you to pay your dues. Dues may be paid via the VENMO app by making your payment to: @AOHNEWPORTRI.

 

All dues and donation questions can be directed to our new Financial Secretary, Dave Kane. 

The email address is:  aohfinancialsecretarynewportri@gmail.com

Our mailing address is:

 Hibernian Hall,

2 Wellington Avenue,

Newport, RI 02840

The requirements for becoming a designated Life Member are 20 consecutive years of membership in good standing, being at least 65 years old and having made your Major Degree.

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