Matt Dullaghan       Division President

The Msgr. Charles A. Kelly, Jr. Division is located in Midlothian, in northern Chesterfield County, Virginia, just south of the City of Richmond, and serves the needs of all Catholic men of Irish birth or descent in the area. We meet every second Thursday of the month and work to promote Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Through our fundraising and volunteer activities we contribute to the welfare of local Catholic Parishes and schools.

I invite you to look through our website and consider opportunities to serve the Division. I know you will enjoy it.

Who We Are and What We Do


We are the oldest and largest Irish Catholic organization in the United States. The AOH is a place to meet like-minded Irish Americans who share the same values and beliefs. Our Division gatherings gives us the opportunity to meet old and new members and family and to share our values. This is tremendously important to us. It’s this support that makes us a great Division!


Because of our size, the AOH has a powerful lobby and its 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. Scouts from Troop 832 in St. John Neumann Parish recently completed a project to provide senior citizens with a sitting area and walk path. Funds to purchase raw materials were provided by the Division to accomplish this project. Our Division also supports our local Catholic schools and parishes with annual contributions.


Division Marching Banner

Division Banner


2015 Irish Festival on Church Hill

The 2015 Irish Festival is over and, as usual, we had great time and the weather was perfect! Thanks to everyone who turned out. Here’s a few photos of the booth with some of our members and other events. The weekend ended the very successful 2015 “Trip to Ireland” raffle ticket sale.

6 Responses to Home

  1. Dale Fickett says:

    I’d like to speak with a local, Richmond representative from the AOH regarding a colleague in Greystones, Co. Wicklow. He is working to help grow Irish businesses, and in particular is looking for ways to introduce traditional Irish products into the U.S. market. Please feel free to contact me at your convenience. (804) 335-7198. My best…Dale

  2. Just wanna remark on few general things, The website design is perfect, the content material is really good : D.

  3. Jeff Brown says:

    Greetings Msgr. Kelly Division, I hope this finds you well. I am responding to your recent post on our Celtic band Facebook site. I play with the group Scalaheen – a group of local musicians that play primarily Irish Traditional Music, with a few tunes from one of the other Celtic Nations thrown in from time-to-time. Please contact me at the following email address: jjeffbrown@yahoo.com. Thanks, and hope to speak with you soon. Jeff

  4. admin says:

    Christmas 2012Our new President, Frank King, congratulates Past President Mike McGee on his fine work in starting up the Kelly Division during our annual Christmas Party at O'Toole's Restaurant. After our parting gifts to Mike, we enjoyed dinner, followed by a reading from the works of Hal Roach by Mike. Check the latest post for pictures of our party.

  5. Owen M. Cole says:

    Rugby Shirts – If you bring an XL to the Nat’l. Conv. I will purchase it.

  6. admin says:

    Check out a new link to Irish Culture and Customs on the sidebar.

    A note from Bridget Haggerty of Irish Culture and Customs:

    Please add us to your newsletter list.
    We receive the letter from our local AOH chapter which appears to be very strong in our community when it comes to Irish related activities and events.

    While our hearts and souls are in Ireland, we are physically located in Cincinnati OH. I am originally from London, England – daughter of a Dublin mother and a Galway father. Himself is 100% Yank with a bit of Scots, Indian and Irish blood in his veins. His link to Ireland goes back to an immigrant widow from Roscommon who came to America in the 19th century; she came over with six small children.

    All the best & God Bless,


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