AOH St. Columba members including President Troy McNall (2nd. from right) honor the Irish indentured servants who died while building the Columbia Canal at a wreath laying ceremony at the Irish Memorial at Riverfront Park in Columbia, SC on March 1, 2015.
The AOH invites YOU to celebrate at our annual Ceili (kay-lee)
LIVE Entertainment provided by SYR
Celtic Favorites and Originals
Rince na h’Eireann – Renowned Irish dance troupe
WHERE- American Legion Hall,
LOCATION- 200 Pickens St. Columbia, SC
DATE- Saturday, March 7, 2015
VISIT CEILI PAGE for More Details
Irish-American Ceili with Rince na h'Eireann dancers from Alan Geoghegan on Vimeo.
The Ancient Order of the Hibernians Invites the Midlands
to Celebrate St. Patrick for the Month of March
Wreath Laying Ceremony – Sunday, March 1st 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Honor the Irish indentured servants who died while building the Columbia Canal at the wreath laying ceremony, to take place at the Irish Memorial at Riverfront Park, Columbia, SC. After the ceremony, the Ancient Order of the Hibernians (AOH) will gather at 5:30 p.m. at Delaney’s Pub in Five Points for a hundred thousand welcomes under the 32 County Flags of Ireland.
The Fountain Division of W.P. Law Inc.’s Official Kick-Off to St. Pat’s in Five Points – Friday, March 6th 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Join the Five Points community at the fountain (the intersection of Harden Street and Greene Street) to kick off the Irish festivities with a FREE event for people of all ages. Irish-themed entertainment including bagpipers, Rince N’ah Eirann dancers, Kudzo Queens, and more will be sure to put patrons in the Gaelic spirit. Children are welcomed to help dye the fountain green!
Irish Ceili – Saturday, March 7th 2015
The Columbia division of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians welcomes all patrons to an evening of Irish-filled fun, music, and dancing at the annual Irish Ceili (kay-lee) at The American Legion Hut, located at 200 Pickens Street. Tickets are available to purchase for $5 at Delaney’s Pub in Five Points. Ages 17 and under are free if accompanied by an adult.
33rd Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points – Saturday, March 14th 2015 at 8:00 a.m.
The Ancient Order of the Hibernians invites people of all faiths to start the festival day off by honoring St. Patrick at a Catholic Mass, to take place at St. Joseph’s Church on Devine Street.
The St. Pat’s Planning Committee welcomes all patrons to stay for the Craic, and to join the community for the annual St. Pat’s Parade (beginning at 10:00 a.m.), beginning at Devine Street (near Sims Avenue). All are also welcome to attend the 33rd annual festival until 7:00 p.m., which will include over 15 musical acts, arts & crafts, Shaggin’ on Santee, and more.
Tuesday, March 17th 2015
La Feile Phadraigh fe mhaise dhuit. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.
@AOHColumbiaSC // @FivePointsSC
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