The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians was organized in Omaha, Nebraska in 1894 as the "Daughters of Erin" who pledged itself to God and Country. At the National Convention of the Ancient Order of Hibernians (organized in 1836 in New York) in Saratoga Springs in 1906, the name of the organization was changed to the"Ladies Auxiliary to the Anciet Order of Hibernians" and functioned as a separate organization. In 1984 at the National Convention in Albany, New York, the name was changed to the "Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians".
The primary purpose of the LAOH was to protect young immigrant Irish girls, to assist them in securing employment, to provide social interaction with Irish and Irish Americans to help them from becoming homesick and discouraged. The motto of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is "Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity". Saint Bridget is the Patron Saint of our organization. Our purpose is to promote Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity among our members, to foster and sustain loyalty to our Country and community, to aid and advance by legitinate means the aspirations and endeavors of all Irish people for an Irish Republic which will include all 32 Counties of Ireland to promote our Irish history, traditions and culture, and to support the Church through Mission work and Catholic Action activities.