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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  has closed the 2021Scholarship Application acceptance period.    All submitted applications are now under review by the AOH Scholarship Committee and scholarship winners will be announced once application reviews have been completed.


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.               



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.




  • 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.


  • 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.





The annual dues remain the same as the past two years. ($120).  A second round of invoices will be sent out on or about May 1st.  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.



June's monthly will be held on Friday June 4th as an in-person meeting. In addition, information about recent and planned decisions, activities and future plans will be included in our next monthly  News Letter.