Please Join us to commemorate the Centenary of the 1916 rising with Mass and Commemoration ceremony. A reading of the Proclamation of Independence will take place. The event will take place on April 23rd at 12 noon, at St. Alphonsus Cultural Center.
Celtic Bayou Festival, focuses on preserving and celebrating all aspects of Irish, Irish American and other Celtic cultures while instilling an appreciation of this heritage in current and future generations. A family friendly event, the festival will be held in Lafayette with future plans of hosting an Irish Parade. The inaugural festival, which will take place March 11th & 12th 2016, is sure to entertain with performances by traditional Celtic bands from both close to home and around the world. With unique events such as Irish Lenten Crawfish Boil, Guinness Cook-Off Competition, an Irish Storytelling Puppet Show for children and [...]
Welcome to the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Louisiana’s new webpage! We have spent the past several months designing a new, more interactive website that will inform you of all things Hibernian in the State of Louisiana. Please be sure to peruse our various pages, take a look at our divisions throughout the state, and view our photo galleries. Most importantly, if you are Irish and Catholic...what are you waiting for??? With our motto of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity, we welcome you to come and join the largest and oldest organization for Irish Catholic men in the United States.
In those dark and dreary days of 1565, when to be a Catholic in Ireland meant political as well as social ostracism, when to be a priest of the Catholic Church meant to be hunted like a wolf, with the same price upon the head of each, when to impart education to youth or instill the truths of religion into the minds of the people was dealt the same pains and penalties as were prescribed for the commission of the most heinous crimes, when every effort was being made by the English government to stamp intelligence, patriotism, and civilization from [...]
The Ancient Order of Hibernians 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. The early Irish societies were born of a need in the mid-fifteen hundreds to protect the welfare of fellow Irish Catholics, and [...]