elcome to the New Jersey State LAOH website!
The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians was organized in Omaha, Nebraska in 1894 as the Daughters of Erin. The Organization pledged itself to God and Country. In 1906 at the National Convention of the Order at Saratoga Springs the Ladies received permission from the National Chaplain (Archbishop Farley of New York) and the National President of the AOH to function as a separate organization. The name was changed to Ladies Auxiliary to the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America. In 1984 at the National Constitution Convention of the Order held in Albany, NY, the Ladies voted to change their name to The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.
We are always looking for new members. The requirements for membership are:
1) You must be a practicing Roman Catholic woman.
2) You must be Irish by birth, descent, or by legal adoption; or you may be the wife or mother of a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, Inc.; or you may be the mother of a Junior Division member of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians.
If you are interested in membership, we are interested in you! Please feel free to contact any member of the State Board. Thank you.