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  • n. Plural form of Hibernian.


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  • Unlike the Orange Order which has had solid roots in the Protestant community for centuries, very few Catholics could probably name one single person who they know to be a member of the AOH and most treat any mention of the group with derision James Connolly famously called the Hibernians "the Pope's brass band".

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  • The program, held on St. Patrick's Day, was organized by Monsignor Slocum Division No. 1 Ancient Order of Hibernians which is celebrating the 100th year of its charter.

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  • Twenty years later, the Ancient Order of Hibernians perseveres in this bigotry, but I find I wish to keep on fighting like the Irish to make or keep St. Patrick's Day somehow holy.

    Michele Somerville: No Green Beer: Keeping St.ÂÂÂÂÂPatrick's Day Holy

  • We have a lot to offer beyond that, said Sean Pender , president of the New Jersey Ancient Order of Hibernians, a fraternal group with 2,500 members that is campaigning against Nast's nomination.

    Cartoonist Draws Ire of N.J. Irish

  • He was a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Knights of Columbus, both Catholic fraternal organizations.

    Robert Carnahan, Karen Murphy, William ‘Bill' Bowman, Elisabeth ‘Betty' Myers, Edward Noonan die

  • On that day and others subsequently, Archbishop John Hughes was forced to assemble his parishioners -- and later the Ancient Order of the Hibernians -- to defend their house of worship against protesters who marched on St. Patrick's chanting epitaphs like "Paddies of the Pope ..." and showed a determination to "burn her to the ground."

    Rev. Chloe Breyer: The Faithful Search: A Civics Primer for Real Patriots

  • As far back as I can remember, my family would stand on the side of Fifth Avenue and watch Florence march proudly with the Ancient Order of Hibernians.

    Dear Mrs. Fitzsimmons

  • The partnership forged by the German-American Alliance and the Ancient Order of Hibernians “to oppose the enactment . . . of any sumptuary laws or laws abridging the personal liberties of citizens” was exactly the sort of political treaty that could make progressive blood run cold.


  • And I presume there must be some baseball fanatic PI, or cop, who perhaps mightn't see eye to eye with the soccer-loving Hibernians fan, Rebus.

    Crime-fiction team-ups

  • TCK: "...the soccer-loving Hibernians fan, Rebus."

    Crime-fiction team-ups


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