OUR DIVISION

We are a division of the New Jersey State AOH Board and the National Ancient Order of Hibernians in America.  We are one of the largest Divisions in New Jersey, and in the United States.  Our division is a civic, charitable and fraternal organization of practicing Catholics of Irish decent located in Somerset County. 

Our members come from Central New Jersey and the surrounding communities.  Our division was founded in 1983 and was formed by 16 charter members. Since then, our membership has grown to over 200  members. 

Our primary goals are to promote Friendship, Unity  and Christian Charity and to Keep the Tradition Alive by sponsoring many Irish activities.

Division meetings are held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 8:00pm, at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 495 East Main Street in Somerville. No meetings in July and August.


OUR PURPOSE

​The Purpose and Goals of this Division, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America are:


  • To promote Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity.
  • To foster and sustain Loyalty to Country and Community.
  • To aid and advance, by all legitimate means, the aspirations and endeavors of the Irish people for complete independence.
  •  Promoting Peace with Justice and Unity for Ireland.
  • To foster the ideals and perpetuate of the History and Traditions of the Irish people in America.
  • To promote Irish Culture.
  • To encourage civic participation by all of our members.
  • To encourage an equitable U.S. immigration law for Ireland, and to cooperate with all groups for a fair and just Immigration Policy in the United States.
  • To accept and support, without prejudice, the concept of free expression of religious practice for all people of the world.


Somerset County Ancient Order of Hibernians

Saint Patrick Division I