Welcome to virtual home of Saint Brendan the Navigator Division 17 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America.
The AOH is America’s oldest Catholic Irish-American
fraternal organization, dedicated to the Principles of Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity.
Division 17 sponsors charitable activities, provides educational scholarships and participates in many activities in support of our Catholic Irish-American Heritage.
The AOH was founded in 1836 at Saint James Church RC, New York City.
2015 BOARD OF OFFICERS
2015 BOARD of OFFICERS
MSGR John J. Tutone
Joseph K. Moran
Willam G. Peyton
Damian A. Walsh
Brian J. Sharkey
Jr Past President
John J. Hanley
Brian J. Sharkey
Message from President Joseph K. Moran ---------------------------------------------------------------
The Saint Brendan the Navigator Irish Day Parade and Festival is traditionally held on the first Saturday of October.
The parade is run by a small dedicated cadre of unpaid volunteers who make up the Saint Brendan the Navigator Parade and Festival committee.
Monies raised by the Parade and Festival committee less their expenses are donated to worthy local charities.
The City of Long Beach issues a parade and street festival permit to AOH Division 17 every year which grant us permission to conduct the Parade and Festival.
The Festival starts at 10am, the Parade at 11am (duration of 1hr) and Festival ends at 5pm.
AOH Division 17 and the Saint Brendan the Navigator Parade and Festival committee are independent organizations not affiliated with the Long Beach Police Department or the City of Long Beach. The City of Long Beach and the Long Beach Police Department are responsible for the enforcement of all local and state regulations in regard to local businesses and merchants. The AOH Division 17 and the Saint Brendan the Navigator Parade and Festival committee have taken no position in regard to said enforcement.