The Ancient Order of Hibernians
Msgr. Charles Kelly Division


The Ancient Order of Hibernians


We are the oldest and largest Irish-Catholic fraternal organization in the United States. The AOH is the place to meet like-minded Irish-Americans who share the same values and beliefs.


Because of our size, the AOH has a powerful lobby and is used to defend Irish causes. We believe in a United Ireland and will condemn any defamation of the Irish people.

Christian Charity

As part of our Division’s efforts, we contribute to worthy charitable causes in our area and at the national level. We support our local Catholic schools and parishes on an ongoing basis.

The Msgr. Kelly Division

President's Message


President’s Welcome! The Msgr. Charles A. Kelly, Jr. Division is located in the town of Midlothian, in northern Chesterfield County, Virginia,...

The Beginning

The Beginning

The Msgr. Charles Kelly, Jr. Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians was formed in December, 2009 and conducted it’s...

What We Do

Community Efforts

Our Division supports groups with donations of time and funding. We’re happy to hear our local Boy Scout Troop describe a plan for improving sitting areas and trail cleaning for senior citizens. Our contribution of money and material helped them reach their goals.

Irish History

Our annual Irish History presentation to the public is very popular and has been receiving praise from past attendees. We plan to expand our space to accomodate even more attendees this year. There’s lots of history to cover!

Irish Events

The Richmond area is a popular location for Irish events every year. The Church Hill St. Patrick’s Festival and the Central Virginia Celtic Festival draws thousands of visitors each year and our participation gives us an opportunity to meet and talk about common Irish interests.