THE LADIES ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS
Ancient Order of Hibernians was organized in America in New York City in 1836
and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians was an auxiliary of the men’s order
The intent and purpose of the LAOH as stated in the preamble to the order’s
constitution is to promote Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity among its
members, assisting the people of Ireland to establish an Irish Republic which
shall include the 32 Counties of Ireland, aiding the aged, sick, blind, and
infirm members and for the legitimate expense of the Ladies, including Mission
Work and Catholic Action.
To become a member, one must be Irish by birth or descent or adoption, the
wife or mother of a Hibernian, and a practicing Catholic.
The structure of the organization is by Division, County, State and
The Rose Kennedy Division meets on the 2nd Monday of the month – September
through June at the Hibernian Hall, 25300 Five Mile Road Redford, MI 48239. If you are
interested in joining or would like more information please call our President,
Colleen Gum, 248.227.6701.
The “Roses” are the oldest and largest division in the State of Michigan,
celebrating 40 years in May 2008. They are involved in many charitable and
cultural activities. Several of the State’s newer divisions have branched off
from the Rose Kennedy Division, spreading the Hibernian mission throughout
The patron of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is Brigid, whose feast
day is February 2nd. The Court of St. Brigid Scholarship Program held annually
by the Rose Kennedy Division provides young Catholic girls of Irish descent the
opportunity to procure educational funds.