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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

Brothers,

  • We usually don't hold a monthly meeting in July. However, with the recent 15 month meeting hiatus, we will be holding a meeting on Friday 9 July. The meeting will start at 6:30 PM, one hour earlier than usual.

 

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.

  • 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.

  UPCOMING EVENTS​​

 

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.