Welcome to the Wilmington, NC chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH). The Ancient Order of Hibernians®(AOH) is the oldest Irish-Catholic lay organization in America, having been formed in 1836.

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The AOH is a non-profit organization and its purpose is to promote Irish culture and foster and perpetuate the history and traditions of the Irish people. The AOH currently has over 36,000 members in America.We have been active helpers to our church and community for over 20 years. As such we have played an integral part in the shaping of Catholic history in North Carolina.  We welcome any current membership card carrying AOH member to visit us at our business meeting. 

In the fall of 1998, an ad was placed in the Wilmington, North Carolina Star News to test the waters for a new Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Division.  Fifteen men responded and, with the help of Tim Lawson and Rafe Jones, the new Wilmington Division was born.  A year later the Ladies Division was born. The men’s membership of about 40 members has remained steady over the years.  Looking back over our past nineteen seasons we can take some pride in our social, parade, and charitable activities.

For those of you that are reading this that are not AOH members, but are a Catholic gentleman over 18 years of age we encourage you to explore the option of becoming a member of AOH. You will join the almost 1 million AOH members worldwide that contribute so much to help those in need. We are a fraternal family oriented Catholic organization and your ideas and talents are needed.
Official Application for Membership

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the following: