Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Michael Dougherty Division 1
Bristol, Bucks County, PA.
Our Friends know us as the Hibo's
Welcome to the historical Ancient Order of Hibernians Michael Dougherty Division 1 in Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Our Division started in 1883 in Bristol Borough Pennsylvania by a group of forward looking Irish gentlemen. In 1891 this group of Hibernians raised enough money and purchased a parcel of property from the Corson family farm in Bristol area known as the Kettle . In 1892 these Hibernians then built their Hibernian Hall. It still stands where they built it and has been in constant use as our Hibernian Hall since the beginning of 1893. Consequently we have the oldest Purpose built, same location, continuous use Hibernian Hall in the United States. Our Division is considered the Irish Center of Bucks County because our Division is the first, it is the oldest and largest AOH Division in Bucks County.
Over the years our members have stood for and upheld our Organizations Motto " Friendship, Unity, Christian Charity". By Doing so the Irish men of Division 1 have been able to provide community services for needful charities over all those years, including, charitable food kitchens and services, local Churches, School assistance, sports programs and of course great get togethers.
Our initials AOH may tell the story best. There are those who say it means "Add One Hour" a way of describing the easy going, no rush attitude of many of its members, while "America’s Only Hope" has been used to define the loyalty of the Irish to the principles of their adopted land. In any case, its members are best described by the statement,
"To be Irish is a Blessing, To be a Hibernian is an Honor."
The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is the oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization in the United States. It was founded concurrently in the coal-mining region of Pennsylvania and New York City in May, 1836. The Orders roots trace back to similar societies that had developed in Ireland over the last 300 years. Now the Ancient Order of Hibernians have groups 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 that has over 46 thousand members.
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_________________________________________________________________________________________________The next AOH Division 1 Golf Outing is scheduled for Friday June 2nd, 2023 at the Bensalem Country Club. More info will follow later. Thank you to all that have helped, played or supported us in any manner in the past. Please consider to continue helping us some more. With your help we can continue our charitable missions in the area Thank You
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President: Jeffry P. Sproehnle
Vice President: George Maar
Treasurer: John Rooney
Financial Secretary: Robert Moyer
Recording Secretary: Kevin Loughran
Standing Committee Chair: William J. Smith
Marshall: John Haney III
Sentinel: Bill O'Hara
Trustees: Scott Moyer, Kevin Delaney, Tim Hammond,
and Nick Ramsey