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

Our proud members are dedicated to the Irish-American Catholics in the world through fellowship. We invite you to join us today! Our organization has many activities which are held throughout the year.

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Members gather before 'the march' in Manchester St. Patrick's Parade on Sunday March 26, 2023

On Saturday, March 4th, 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 brother Dick Phelan, 2023 Grand Marshal!!

Mayor Joyce Craig decrees March 2023,
Irish Heritage Month in the City of Manchester, NH!!

Division 1 wishes to express our deepest gratitude to Jeff Hastings, of Manchester Information, for following along with us and documenting our annual Adopt-A-Family gift distribution this year.  

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AOH Division 1 is proud to participate in Manchester’s “Adopt a Site” community improvement program by adopting the historical marker honoring Cpl. Bernard Mullen, who gave his life in service to America during WWII.  The marker is located at the Parker Street bridge near Sweeney Park in west Manchester. 

Click here to read more about Cpl. Bernard C. Mullen

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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