Ancient Order of Hibernians

Ancient Order of Hibernians


Photos by Carmella Cahill 
 From left to right:   Jim Cahill, Diego Pestana, Sean Denny, Dan Neri, Jim Gillis, Greg Canning, and Fr. Timothy Harris

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America (AOH) is a Fraternity that serves the Church by defending the Faith and Promoting our Irish American Heritage. 

AOH Pinellas 2 is entering a new year and a new era. Our State President Jim Cahill, State Secretary Greg Canning, State Catholic Action

Fr. Timothy Harris installed the 2019 slate of Officers on Saturday January 12, 2019.


The new officers include:  

 President Dan Neri

Vice President- Diego Pestana

Recording Secretary-Sean Denny

Treasurer Chris Ryan

Financial Secretary-Sean Denny

Chairman of Standing Committees Bill O’Hanlon

Marshal Jim Gillis

Sentinel Pat McGree

Chaplain Fr. Michael Perry

    If anyone is thinking on joining, please contact:Sean Denny @ [email protected] or 727-678-0183.




The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is an Irish Catholic fraternal organization for men born in Ireland or of Irish descent. Founded in the 19th Century, it orginally was formed to protect Irish Catholic immigrants and Catholic churches during times of persecution.

AOH Division 2 meets at Saint Mary Our Lady of Grace on the third Wednesday of the month at 6:30, except for July and August. The mission of the Division is to recruit new members of Irish-Catholic heritage, and to support the clergy of our Church, and to support the parish and local events.

Our president since 1999 has been Mr. Sean Denny. Sean served as State Secretary from 1999 -  2003, as Vice President from 2003 - 2007, and State President from 2007 - 2011.

If you are of Irish descent and wish to learn more, please contact Sean and he will be happy to answer your questions. Click on the links below to read more about the AOH and the good work they do.




AOH Pinellas History 1995-2011

AOH Pinellas History 2011-2014

AOH Pinellas April-May 2017 Digest Article