The Cpl Bernard McCarren Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization and has been active in the Newark, DE community since 2003.
Regular activities include marching in area parades (Wilmington St. Patrick's Day Parade, "Unofficial" Newark St. Patrick's Day Parade, Newark Memorial Day Parade, etc.), manning booths promoting our Division at area events (Newark Nights, Holy Family Summerfest, etc.), donating our time and energy for community causes (Sunday Breakfast Mission Coat Drive, "Canning of the Green" food drives, etc) and fundraising.
Through our fundraising efforts, such as working concessions at UD Football games and selling hot dogs and sodas at Boscov's, we have contributed thousands of dollars to local churches and area organizations that benefit the less fortunate, including the Food Bank of Delaware.
In addition to these activities, we meet monthly to plan and organize ongoing and future fundraising, outreach and social activities in a formal but fun atmosphere.
If you are interested in joining or would like more information, you can contact us through the Contact Us page or email us. If you would like to be considered for membership, Click here to complete an application. We look forward to hearing from you!
This video presents the history, goals and mission of the AOH. The National board recommends that EVERY member should view this video. Further, they encourage ALL pledging members to view this video before taking the oath. The video is approximately 20 minutes long and well worth the time.
If you haven't seen this before, please click on the link in the picture or title above. If you have difficulties in viewing via the above links, here is a link to a YouTube user's page who has uploaded it in three parts. The quality is not the best but you will be able to view it in it's entirety.