Embracing Our Heritage Program

The “Embracing Our Heritage Program” aims to promote Irish heritage and identity in the United States.



Founded in 2016, Herstory tells women’s stories through the arts, visionary education projects, and spectacular light shows. Their website is: https://www.herstory.ie/home 

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians are honored to partner with Herstory for a special event in honor of
St. Brigid on Saturday 21st January at 11am ET / 4pm Irish time. More information will be shared in early
January. Click here for the full press release.

Embracing Our Heritage: Remembering the Remarkable Women of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians President Marilyn Madigan walks us through the history of the LAOH made up of amazing and inspiration women.

Our Webinars 

Nuns of the Battlefield

On Saturday, September 24th Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernian’s President, Marilyn Madigan, share with us her knowledge of the twelve Orders of Religious Sisters who ministered to the dying and wounded on both sides of the American Civil War. The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians dedicated a Monument to their memory in September 1924.

Remembering Bloody Sunday 50 Years Ago

On January 15th, 2022, our guest speaker Matt Morrison, who was present on that terrible day, shared his memories from that time.

Bloody Sunday is remembered as a tragic day in the history of Ireland. On January 30, 1972, a peaceful Civil Rights March was being held in Derry organized by the Northern Ireland Civil Rights Association. British Soldiers from the 1st Battalion Parachute Regiment shot unarmed civilians and 14 individuals died that day. These victims and their families have never received justice.

 Irish Music and Feis Musician

On Saturday, February 19 at 11:00 am EST, a webinar on Irish Music and the Feis Musician will be presented by Fr. Ryan Duns.


Colorado’s Irish Miners Memorial

During Irish Heritage Month in March, the Denver Division will be hosting Jim Walsh to speak on the Irish Miners Memorial. Mr. Walsh is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department of Colorado University Denver specializing in Labor and the Irish Diaspora. 

Baltimore’s Irish and the Building of America’s First Railroad

During Irish Heritage Month in March, Luke McClukser, Director of the Irish Railroad Workers Museum will be presenting the History of Baltimore’s Irish and the Building of America’s First Railroad.

Irish Music in the month of May

Please enjoy Colleen Jordan as she sings at St Sebastian Church in Florida.

Colleen singing abilities have a wide range along with different genres. Colleen enjoys her Irish but also is excellent in jazz, blues, show tunes and opera. She has performed singing in Italian, French, Gaelic and Spanish. She has sang for Florida State LAOH/AOH functions for the past three years much to our delight.

Reach Us

Please contact Marilyn Madigan with any questions regarding the Embracing Our Heritage Program.

Emigrant Support Programme 

Select “Emigrant Support Programme” above to be redirect to their website. The Emigrant Support Programme is a tangible expression of the Government’s support of, commitment to, and interest in the global Irish community. It aims to strengthen the international Irish community and its bond with Ireland. 

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