The Redbird School of Irish Music brings a little Irish to Columbia SC: www.cornerhousemusic.com
The St. Columba Division of the AOH supports a number of local and international projects including
The Irish Children's Summer Program
How To Support A United Ireland (aoh.com)
St. Pat's in Five Points & Parade
Irish Cultural Titbit: The Book of Kells (Irish: Leabhar Cheanannais) sometimes known as the Book of Columba is an illuminated manuscript Gospel book in Latin, containing the four Gospels of the New Testament together with various prefatory texts and tables. It was created by Celtic monks ca. 800 or slightly earlier. The text of the Gospels is largely drawn from the Vulgate (a 4th-century Latin translation of the Bible) although it also includes several passages drawn from the earlier versions of the Bible known as the Vetus Latina. It is a masterwork of Western calligraphy and represents the pinnacle of Insular illumination. It is also widely regarded as Ireland's finest national treasure. The Book of Kells is held at the Trinity College Library in Dublin and can be viewed as a new iPad app here.
Latest History Article from aoh.com: December 2011: Newgrange (Irish: Sí an Bhrú) is a prehistoric monument located in County Meath, on the eastern side of Ireland, about one kilometre north of the River Boyne. It was built around 3200 BC, during the Neolithic period. It has been speculated that it had some form of religious significance because it is aligned with the rising sun on the winter solstice, which floods the stone room with light. Newgrange is also older than Stonehenge and the great pyramids of Giza and is a part of the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Site (source:Wicki) . Link to AOH Article on New Grange.
The Seventy Million Project is a social project to find, map and explore Irish heritage around the world. So, if you have any Irish heritage. please add yourself to our map! And see what other people have said. (Link shared by Brett Hall)
Irish Prayer Posters designed by members of the St. Columba Division
"Go raibh maith agat" thank you!
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