Fr. Abram J. Ryan Division 1

Support Your Parade!

To support the Hibernians, the St. Patrick's Parade, and other local charities like Boys & Girls Haven, please follow the link below to donate.

2018 National Convention

Thanks to the hard work of the local chapter of the AOH, Louisville was selected as the site of the 2018 National AOH/LAOH Convention. We look forward to seeing all of our brothers and sisters, as well as newcomers to the organization.

Contact Us

Interested in joining, questions about upcoming events, the parade, our charitable works? Or if you want to learn more on how to get involved, please contact us - we would love to hear from you!


Welcome to the website of The Father Abram J. Ryan Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the oldest Irish Catholic organization in America.  If you’re visiting our site you are probably aware that our division brings the city of Louisville Kentucky one of the finest St. Patrick’s Parades in the country. We’re also known around the community in Louisville as the presenters of “The Shillelagh” the award given to the winner of the St. Xavier and Trinity High Schools rivalry football game. A tradition that is over fifty years old. When most people in town think of us this is what we are most known for.

John O’Dwyer
Father Abram J. Ryan Division #1 President


Upcoming Events

  1. 2018 National LAOH & AOH National Convention

    July 11 - July 14
  2. St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2019

    March 9, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm