What is a Hibernian

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America

  is an Irish Catholic  organization whose purpose is to promote friendship, unity, and  Christian charity. Our mission is to assist the people of Ireland in  establishing a free and united Ireland while lending aid to the sick,  aged, blind, and in firmed in our community by participation in Catholic  Action activities. 

Roots of the Ancient Order of Hibernians stem from Ireland in the  Defenders and the Ribbon men, Catholic agrarian movements of the 18th  and 19th centuries but its largest membership is now in the United  States, where it was founded in New York City May 4, 1836 at St. James  Church located near the old Five Points neighborhood.  



Who is Black Jack Kehoe Division 4

Black Jack Kehoe, Division 4

 was founded and  chartered in 1986. Over our almost 30+ year history, the members of  Black Jack Kehoe have been involved in providing aid and comfort to those in need in our community and beyond. Black Jack Kehoe is active many charities including the Doc Brown Friend in Need Project, Walk for the Wounded, support of local charities and donations to families and persons in need throughout the County. 

Black Jack Kehoe celebrates St. Patrick's Day by participating in local events leading up to and including marching in parades in both Springfield, Philadelphia, and Girardville, Pennsylvania


Our members are active in our community and work tirelessly to  promote the ideas of Friendship, Unity, Christian Charity and a free and  united Ireland.


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Monthly meeting

Interested in Becoming a Member of the AOH?

Interested in Becoming a Member of the AOH?

 Is held on the second Monday of the month 

at 7:30PM at the  Briarcliffe American Legion,
 29 N. Bartram Ave Glenolden, PA 19036 

Interested in Becoming a Member of the AOH?

Interested in Becoming a Member of the AOH?

Interested in Becoming a Member of the AOH?

 Membership into the Ancient Order of Hibernians is confined to  men 16 years and older who are practicing Irish Catholics by birth or  descent and who are citizens of the United States or have declared  their intentions to become citizens of the United States.  

For a membership application, click the following link: 

 Membership Application 

Mail the completed application to:  ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS  Black Jack Kehoe, Division 4  Delaware County  PO Box 3  Glenolden, PA 19036  

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