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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.


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.




Due to the continued restrictions from COVID-19, our monthly meeting scheduled for next Friday, May 1st is canceled.

Our next monthly meeting will be held on Friday, June 5th at 7:30pm, unless communicated otherwise.

Thank you,

Austin Behan
Division Secretary


The AOH Scholarship Trust committee is accepting applications from AOH related students who are entering their first year of college or technical education. The deadline is May, 31 2020. For those of you who would like to make a donation, Click on the Send a Check link in the Scholarships section.

David Kerins,

Committee chairman


As expected, Hibernian Hall will be closed form 3/17 to 3/30. There will be a register book on the bar. If any of you come into the hall over the next two weeks for cleaning or any other project please sign in and out.We are implementing this process due the current  situation.

Let's stay safe and healthy. If you need any assistance for shopping, etc. contact another brother for help and arrangements will be made.

Kevin Doyle

Division President


Mass in Honor of St. Patrick: St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street and Memorial Boulevard, Newport 11 a.m.  

Note : The regularly scheduled 11am Mass will take place as usual, but it will be a normal Lenten Mass.



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.

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