Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) Division 8 and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians (LAOH) Division 8/9 are located in Selden, Long Island, New York and consist of members from the villages of Centereach, Selden and surrounding areas. Formed in 1968, they are one of nine Divisions of the AOH and LAOH Suffolk County Boards dedicated to charitable activities, educational scholarships and the promotion of Irish culture in their communities. Their Hibernian Culture Center on Magnolia Drive in Selden is the site of Irish History, Irish Language and Bagpiping lessons as well as social functions and rentals.
The AOH is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization founded concurrently in the coal-mining region of Pennsylvania and New York City in May 1836. The Order can trace its roots back to a series of similar societies that existed in Ireland for more than 300 years. Today the AOH exists in America, Canada, Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland; however, while the organizations share a common thread, the American AOH is a separate and much larger organization.
We invite all Catholics of Irish birth or descent to join the finest Irish Catholic Organization in the World—all we would ask is for you to live our motto of: “Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.” For more information, visit us at www.aohdiv8.com.