Rev. William J. Shanahan Division 1 - Manchester, NH


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On Saturday, March 19th, the Annual "Passing of the Sash" Mass took place at St. Raphael's Church, Manchester, NH, where the Grand Marshal Sash is passed from the previous Grand Marshal to this year's Grand Marshal! Congratulations to Stephanie McLaughlin, 2022 Grand Marshal!!

Click this link to view some photos from the day!
(Thanks to brother Jim Walsh for the great shots!)

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Mayor Joyce Craig decrees March 2022,
Irish Heritage Month in the City of Manchester, NH!!

Rev. Wm. J. Shanahan Division 1 in Manchester, New Hampshire is extremely pleased to announce that Brother Dennis Walsh has been named 2021 Hibernian of the Year for his tireless dedication to the Order and his outstanding contributions to the work of the Division throughout an extremely difficult year .

Div. 1 President Mike Farley presenting Hibernian of the Year 2021 Award to Dennis Walsh

2021 Hibernian of the Year recipient with previous honorees.
L to R: Mike Dolphin (2020), Jim Murphy (2019), Dennis Walsh (2021), Brian Cronin (2017), In Memoriam, Ken Robinson Jr. (2018).

Our Division's Annual 'Celtic Christmas/Holiday Hooley' was held on December 14, 2021 at The Riverside Room in Manchester, NH. Click the link below to view photos (Courtesy of brother Jim Walsh)

2021 Celtic Christmas/Holiday Hooley

Members of Division 1 AOH & LAOH, presenting Irish tricolor flag to Manchester Mayor and Board of Alderman, for Irish Heritage month

Division 1 members receive their Veterans pins.

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Division Information

What is the Ancient Order of Hibernians?

Membership is open to active participants of the Catholic church; potential members must be of Irish decent to be considered for membership.

Division 1 - New Hampshire meets the first Wednesday of every month (except in July & August).

We meet at the Henry J. Sweeney American Legion Post, located at

251 Maple Street in Manchester, NH.

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AOH - Division 1 Manchester, NH
P.O. Box 3521
Manchester, NH 03105

aohnhdiv1@outlook.com