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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.

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

The AOH Scholarship Committee is happy to announce that we are accepting 2021Scholarship Applications at this time.  All applications must be submitted by 1 May 2021.



  • Jim Mahoney, is this year's selection as 2021 Hibernian of the Year. Congratulations, Jim has been a Hibernian, and member of our division, for over 57 years.  He served as our division president from 1974 to 1975. Jim and his wife, Tucky, have one daughter, Meaghan Corr.  Meghan and her husband, AOH Brother Peter Corr, have blessed Jim and Tucky with two grandchildren, Jack, age12 and Annie, age 9.




The annual dues remain the same as the past two years. ($120). 

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.


Because of the PAUSE in December, we are going to offer our end of the year gift card promotion January 1st-15th. You can purchase $50 gift cards for $40 when you pay your 2021 dues during this time period (limit 4 cards per member). If you have already paid your 2021 dues in December you are also eligible for this promotion. 


The Hall will be open New Years Day 12:00-10:00.        

Otherwise, current hours are: 4:00-10:00 during weekdays.  On Saturday and Sunday they are 12:00-10:00.  Seating is still limited to the hall/event room and the patio. No service in bar/ lounge.


The Hall will reopen Monday December 21st with the following limitations:


  • The bar/lounge area and the porch will be closed.                                                       

  • Seating at tables will be available in the hall/event room and the back patio area.           

  • Seating inside is limited to one household per table

  • Exterior seating is limited to two households per table.                                                               

  • There will be no standing service.          


All previously stated safety guidelines will remain in place including face masks and social distancing.                             


Thank you for participating with these guidelines as we respect each other and our families health.  Compliance to these guidelines will have an impact on determining if we continue to remain open during this trying time.                                  



The election for Division Vice President tool place at the Hall January 8th and 9th. Thank you to all who particapated in the election. The slate of 2021 officers can be viewed at: our DIVISION OFFICERS page.

Stay Safe

Kevin Doyle

Division President


  • Mass Honoring St. Patrick

    • Saturday, March 13th, 2020, 9 am​

    • St. Joseph's Church, Broadway, Newport RI

    • Celebrant: Rev. Francis O'Loughlin

  • Friday Fish Fry starting February 26th 

    • Hibernian Hall​, Provided by McGrath Clambakes & Catering

    • Starting February 26th, 2021 a weekly event

    • 12 Noon - 7:30 pm

  • POSTPONED:  November 15th Veterans Brunch & Flag pole dedication.    Message from the President Kevin Doyle;  With all of the current health concerns, I have decided to postpone the AOH /LAOH Veteran's flagpole dedication and lunch which was scheduled for November  15th A lot of effort went into the preparation for this event and many will be disappointed. However, I feel that we need to consider the health and safety of all  our members first.  Special thanks John Lalli, Jim Fowler and Patrick McGrath for their work and look forward to the day when we can hold this event to honor our Veterans. 




Our division board met last week and decided to cancel the Febr monthly meeting. We are not comfortable with bringing a large group together at this point due to the ongoing health concerns and restrictions. A few of the committees have been meeting on a monthly basis in small groups and have been reporting back to the board. With the cancellation of the next two monthly meetings we have prepared a plan for nominations and election for the 2021 division board positions. For more information about elections and future plans please read this month's News Letter.



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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