Membership Information

We offer two types of membership, regular and associate

Regular Membership

To be a member in the Harp & Shamrock, Division 1, Greenville, SC, Ancient Order Of Hibernians (AOH), you need only be Irish by birth or descent, a practicing male Catholic of at least 16 years of age, a citizen of the United States or have declared your intention to be a U.S. citizen and filed the necessary application. This admits you to meetings, to share a pint or two at an occasional party and involvement in the division’s cultural and charitable works.

Women seeking similar camaraderie and service may wish to join the Ladies Ancient Order of Hiberians (LAOH). They have comparable requirements, but being the wife or mother of an AOH member or the mother of a LAOH member will suffice for not being Irish. Go to: or Nearby LAOH divisions are operating in Beaufort, Charleston and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Augusta, Georgia.

To be a true “Hibernian” requires recognition of your heritage. It is to be joined in a bond of fellowship with your AOH brothers based on our unique “Irish Catholic” heritage. We join together today to help each other as our fathers did and their fathers and forefathers did before them.

“Here’s to you and yours, and to mine and ours. And if mine and ours ever come across you and yours, I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours, as mine and ours have done for you and yours!”

Associate Membership

Men, not qualified for regular membership, who have demonstrated good will towards the Order, may seek membership through a sponsor among the regular members. Associate membership offers all social privileges.


Dues are $40.00 annually, federal income tax deductible.  Dues for the current year plus $2.00 initiation fee should accompany a  paper application for regular membership.

Please direct your inquiries to the

Membership Form

Complete application online or download pdf and print it.


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