Who We Are

AOH donates over $2,600 to St. Meinrad annually.
The annual Map of Ireland initiative raises fund for seminarians at St. Meinrad.

“Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.”

Founded in May 1836, the Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization. Our roots can be found in a number of similar societies that existed in Ireland in the mid 1500's. These societies were established to protect the welfare of Irish Catholics and especially the clergy, who, after the Penal Laws of 1691, risked immediate death in keeping the Catholic faith alive in occupied Ireland.

Today, the AOH is established in the United States, Canada, Ireland, England, Wales and Scotland. Indianapolis's Kevin Barry Division #3 is one of the largest divisions in the United States. We celebrate and promote Irish Catholic Culture in Indiana and support local and regional charities through monthly donations. Our charitable endeavors are funded through several special events and initiatives that members and friends of the division support. In addition to charitable donations, the Kevin Barry Division seeks to tighten bonds of friendship and unity among our members through various social events.

We invite all Catholics of Irish birth or descent to seek admittance to the finest Irish Catholic Organization in the World and to live our motto of: “Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.”

2017 AOH Indy Officers

President - Matt Davis - (317) 420-1047 Vice President - Bob McCurdy - (317) 243-0639 Treasurer - Chuck McGinley Financial Secretary - Mike Beltrame Recording Secretary - Jim Lynch Standing Committee Chair - Ed Cahill Sentinel - Victor Doucleff Marshall - Joe Cahill Historian - Jerry Kennedy Chaplain - Fr. Glenn O'Connor

Apply for Our Annual Scholarships

Through the generosity of our membership, we off three annual scholarships to deserving students.

To Be Irish Is A Blessing, To Be A Hibernian Is An Honor