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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.


(Read about more scheduled events on the Division's events Calendar)


    • The next Monthly Meeting will occur on Friday  April 5th. All member are encouraged to attend.  Please bring non-perishable food item, they will be donated to local food banks. 

      • 7:00 pm

      • Hibernian Hall


    • Hibernian Hall, 2nd floor

    •  Tuesday April 9th, at 6:30 pm


    • Our Chaplain Father Frank O’Loughlin’s Grand Marshall Roast was an event to remember with singing, some comedy, a round of bingo where everyone was a winner, and a full chorus line of dancers complete with top hats. Thank you, Father Mark, for planning and hosting the evening and Congratulations Father Frank!


    • A special acknowledgement and thank you goes to our Steward Andrew Coleman and his crew on a first-rate job at the Post Parade Party. The Guinness was flowing, corned beef sandwiches, and even Irish coffees being sold. Thank you to all who volunteered to set up and break down the Hall and work the pre- and post-parade parties, those who worked the doors and the bars, those that kept the hall clean, and the kitchen team.There are too many to list but please know that you are all greatly appreciated


    • We were especially honored to have Bishop Henning preside over the Mass, at St. Mary’s, for the Deceased AOH and LAOH Members with Father Mark Sauriol, Father McCarthy, and Father Frank Thank you to Brothers John Lalli, Liam Doyle, and VP Austin Behan for carrying flags and to Brother Mike O’Connor for piping. After the Mass, the AOH presented the Bishop with a Blackthorn Walking Stick and a plaque signifying his membership in our AOH Division.

    • Brother Conner Hourihan was elected Treasurer at our meeting on Friday, March 1st. Congratulations, Conner!


    The  AOH  third Thursday Music series will occur on Thursday April 18th th at Hibernian Hall. This months musicall guest will be Dill & Company  Hibernian Hall, 6-9pm. 

    Thursday and Friday Evenings Dinner at Hibernian Hall will be offered.   A  catered dinner that will be provide by Mark Poland, from Ocean Island Catering from 4:30 to 8:00 pm​​

    Check your email for each week's menu.

    • Brother Gary McCarthy’s Sunday afternoon pitch is back on April 21st from 4:30 to 7:30 PM. Sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board at the Hall. 2 person teams will be picked randomly on the night of the event. Straight 6 card pitch will be played.



    Trivia Night with Nikki and Tara will be held at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, April 24th. Come down and test your knowledge. It’s a fun, free event with prizes. Come alone or with a group. The kitchen will also be open.


    • The AOH Golf League is meeting at the Hall on Thursday, April 18th at 7 PM. Please attend if you are interested in playing weekly or as an alternate.​

  • Tim Mills Fund Raising for NEARI 840 charities
    • NESRI Local 840 are selling commemorative challenge coins honoring their fallen brother, Newport Harbormaster Tim Mills. Profits from these sails will be split between the Harbor Masters gardening fund and NEARI 840 Charities

Our lounge will open on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to closing and will continue to be open Monday - Friday 4:00 P.M to close. Starting February 23 Lunch service will be provided on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm.

  • We will continue these hours through the fall.

  • Party and event reservations can be made by contacting the Hibernian hall steward at 401-847-8671  

  • Scheduled special events are unaffected by the change in hours





The band thanks all those who made donations that will be used to help the band represent our AOH Division as well as the City of Newport during the 25th Anniversary of the Newport & Kinsale Sister cities' Twinning celebration, which is scheduled to occur in Kinsale  April 12-14th. Donations will be used to help to defray some of the band's expected travel costs such as  transport/shipping of the band's musical instruments and uniforms.


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.  





The AOH Scholarship Committee 


 The AOH Scholarship application deadline was reached on May31st and is now closed for 2023. Congratulation to all those receiving awards

Questions should be emailed to the chair of the AOH Scholarship Committee: David Kerins Esq.

Questions should be directed to David Kerins










2024 dues of $120 are due.  We are not mailing paper invoices.  Dues can be paid at the Hall by cash, or credit card or through the website.   They can also be paid by Venmo @AOH Newport or check.  If paying by check, please mail your check to the Hall – 2 Wellington Avenue Newport, RI 02840 – attention Dave Kane.


While updating your dues please consider donating to the Capital Improvement Fund.  This fund allows us to make enhancements to our Hall without raising dues or using the line of credit.  Any additional donation amount is welcome and appreciated.


All dues and donation questions can be directed to our Financial Secretary, Dave Kane. 

The email address is:

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.





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