Welcome to The Ancient Order of Hibernians
Michael Collins Div 1 Cumberland County, PA

His Dreams Inspired Hope - His Words Ignited Passion
His Courage Forged a Nation's Destiny 





Rev. Michael Letteer


Cal Williams

Vice President

Steve Leonard

Recording Secretary

Pat Bowe

Financial Secretary

Frank Ryder


Dan Lyons

Chairman of the Standing Committee 

Jimi Kilpatrick (Seamus)


John McGoldrick


Terry Gallagher


Michael Edmiston

Catholic Action

Howard Knox


Meeting Time and Place is as follows

First Tuesday of the Month at 7:30 PM


VFW Lower Allen

Enjoy refreshments (responsibly) before and after the meeting



The Purpose of the A.O.H. in America, Inc., is:

To promote friendship, unity and Christian charity
To foster and sustain loyalty to country and community
To aid and advance by all legitimate means the aspirations and endeavors of the Irish people
    for complete and absolute independence, promoting peace (with justice) and unity for all Ireland.
To foster the ideals and perpetuate the history and traditions of the Irish people
To promote Irish Culture
To encourage civic participation
To encourage an equitable U.S. immigration law for Ireland, and to cooperate with all
    groups for a fair American Immigration Policy
To accept and support, without prejudice, the concept of free expression of religious practice
    for the people of the world.


Please remember OXFORD HALL in New Cumberland for the finest gifts, clothing, food and all things Celtic.  Stop in and say hello to Steve and Cindy.


The Michael Collins Division is proud to announce that we have "adopted" two monuments at the Gettysburg National Military Park.  We will travel to Gettysburg twice a year to maintain the sites of these monuments.

Monument 1
19th Massachusetts Infantry.

This regiment played a key part in repelling Pickett's Charge on July 3rd 1863.  Initially a reserve group on this historic day, the 19th was rushed into duty when the Confederate army began to break through the line of the 69th Pennsylvania Volunteers (The Irish Brigade from Philadelphia.  The 19th had FIVE Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients on this July day.  One of those honored was John Robinson who was born in Ireland.

Monument 2

42nd New York Infantry (Tammany Regiment)

This regiment fought alongside the 19th Massachusetts infantry on July 3rd 1863.  They also rushed to the aid of the valiant volunteers from Philadelphia in repulsing Pickett's Charge.  The point of contact on the Confederate side was General Armistead, who led his troops with his hat on his sword so that his men would not lose sight of the target.  During the Civil War, one member of this regiment won the Congressional Medal of Honor, his name was Michael Madden and he won the Medal on September 3rd 1861 at Mason's Island, Maryland.  Michael was born in Ireland.

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