The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division #18, Girardville, Pennsylvania formed as a division in 2004. They choose the name Daughters of Erin to represent their organization since it best expressed their feelings about their love for and pride in their Irish heritage.
Wearing their jaunty green berets, green and blue jackets emblazoned with the emblem of the division - a Gold Irish harp adorned with shamrocks - and their regulation black slacks in winter, khakis in summer, the ladies have won awards for Best LAOH Marching Unit 2 consecutive years in a row at the Conshocken St. Patrick's Day Parade.
The Daughters of Erin's banner bears the symbol of the claddagh, which stands for love, friendship, and loyalty. The heart, hands, and crown illustrate perfectly the moto of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians - friendship, unity, and Christian charity.
Shown here parading in their favorite parade - Girardville's St. Patrick's Day Parade - on March 29, 2009, the division shares an anniversary with the parade.
Both were founded in the same year.
We welcome all wome practicing Roman Catholics, and who are Irish by birth or descent, or who are t
he wife of a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, or the mother of a Junior member.