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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 31 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.



  •  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.



The Hall  has returned to its Friday 4 pm opening.  please continue to follow Covid-19 best practices. 

Current hall hours are: 4:00-10:00 during weekdays.  On Saturday and Sunday they are 12:00-10:00 pm.  Seating is limited to the hall/event room and the patio.


  • The bar/lounge area and the porch are limited service                                                       

  • 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.                                  





May's monthly has been cancelled but we are anticipating an in-person meeting next month on June 4th. A few of the committees have been meeting on a monthly basis in small groups and have been reporting back to the board. For more information about recent and planned decisions, activities and future plans please read this month's News Letter.