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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.





Hibernian Hall has reopened to members only with the following restrictions:

  • All activities will be limited to the porch and the terrace.

    • Until further notice, there will be no inside seating.

  • You are kindly requested to follow the social distancing and mask rules as set forth  by the governor’s policies.

  • The Hall will now be open daily from 4 to 10 pm


You will receive  notification via email and web postings as state restrictions are lifted. Please note that our actions reflect our interpretation of how these changes will allow us to progress.


If you have any questions, please contact our president, Kevin Doyle.





Due to the continued restrictions from COVID-19, our monthly meeting scheduled for next Friday, August 7th is canceled.
Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, September 4th at 7:30pm, unless communicated otherwise.


Thank you,
Austin Behan
Division Secretary


The Hibernian Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that it has awarded Six (6) scholarships this year in the total amount of $5,000.The recipients are as follows:  


    Abigail Smith

    Hanna Robinson 

    Siobhan Sullivan

    Dylan McGrath

    Stella Garcia

    Lilly Bestoso - (Steve Lepley Scholarship)


The Committee was extremely impressed with the academic excellence of all the applicants.  


As a community we can all be very proud of there young people.  


We wish them success in their future endeavors.


Scholarship Committee:

   David Kerins, Chairman

   Ryan Kirwin

   Andrew Behan

   David Behan



Please remember to support those businesses that have supported our Hibernian division over the years.  


Among our greatest supporters are Bill Cardinal and Karen Cardinal and their family.  They own and operate our local IHOP in Middletown.

They are open and serving Meals-to-Go during this virus crisis. Visit the IHOP Facebook page.

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.

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