Rockland County Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is the oldest Catholic lay organization in America. Officially formed in New York in 1836, it was born in anger centuries earlier in Ireland, after successive invasions by those who tried to master the Irish, and alter their Gaelic life style. Inflexible opponents like the Vikings were fought until their power was broken; others, like the Normans, were absorbed until they became as Irish as the Irish themselves. Through it all, the Irish maintained their language, traditions, and religion. But in the Sixteenth century, a concentrated attack, unswervingly focused on the most precious part of their heritage – their religion – and proved to be their greatest challenge.

Division 1 is based in Haverstraw and Stony Point. The goals are simple, charity work, supporting roman catholic faith and preserving your Irish heritage.

We meet once a month to discuss important issues in our community and in Ireland. We host many events such as the Pearl River St. Pats Parade, Rockland County Feis, golf Outtings and much more... We also contribute to several charities and give out numerous scholarships to local children.

If you wish to join or would like more info email me at or visit