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

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Rev. Wm. J. Shanahan Division 1 in Manchester, New Hampshire is extremely pleased to announce that Brother Michael Dolphin has been named 2020 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 . To read more about Brother Dolphin's recognition, click here: 2020 Hibernian of the Year.

Rev. Wm. J. Shanahan Division 1 President Mike Farley (right), presents the Division’s Hibernian of the Year Award to 2020 honoree Michael Dolphin (center) during a brief ceremony at a recent gathering. Looking on are (l – r) Brothers Brian Cronin (Division Vice President), Skip Hebert, Bill Biser and Colin Glennon (Division Financial Secretary)

There may not be a parade again this year, but it's still "Irish Heritage Month" in the city of Manchester, NH!

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

March is Irish Heritage month in the City of Manchester!

Division 1 Members, prior to march at Manchester St. Patrick's Parade


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