Our group was established in River Edge, NJ. AOH State officials swore in our members during a ceremony that took place in Jersey City on June 8, 2007. Our Chapter has grown to over 100 members from all around Bergen County. We are dedicated to uniting Irish Catholic men in Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity. We are an active organization involved in a variety of charitable and social events throughout the year.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians is a Catholic, Irish American Fraternal Organization. The organization can trace its roots back to a parent organization, of the same name, which has existed in Ireland for over 300 years. However, while the organizations share a common thread, the North American AOH is a separate and much larger organization. The Order has also provided a continuing bridge with Ireland for those who are generations removed from the country. For more information about the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America, please visit: http://www.aoh.com/
Our group participated in the 34th Annual Bergen County St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 15th. The parade was held in Bergenfield, NJ.
Jimmy Teehan, one of our AOH brothers (pictured above far right), served as an aide to the Grand Marshal(s). Pictured with Jimmy is John Connelly, our Division President and Vice President of The Council of Irish Associations of Bergen County.
Our group also participated in the Yonkers St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 21st.
Our Group participated in the AOH Polar Plunge on Sunday, January 11th. The event was sponsored by our AOH brothers from Monmouth Division 2 to benefit Catholic Education. We also helped raise funds for two Bergen County families in need of financial support and prayers.
Bergen County joins the New Jersey State Legislature, Mercer County, Hamilton, South Brunswick, and Shamong Townships and several unions from across the state by supporting a resolution for unification of Northern Ireland with the Republic of Ireland.