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The ancient order of hibernians in COlumbia south Carolina

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH)
St. Columba Division

Richland County, Columbia, South Carolina



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Rince na h'Eireann School of Irish Dance

Rince na h'Eireann School of Irish Dance

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The life of St. Patrick
The life of St. Columba

17th Century Irish Quaker Settlement
Step back in time at the Old Ballymurrin Quacker house,
County Wicklow, Ireland

Delaney's Five Points

Delaney's Music Pub

Irish Culture
Irish Culture on the Web


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The 98th Biennial AOH National Convention will be at Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, 777 Harrah’s Blvd., Atlantic City, NJ 08401, on Monday, July 11, 2016. Click for more info.

The room block for the 2016 AOH-LAOH National Convention has been sold out!!
The AOH-LAOH have secured additional rooms at a rate of $149.00 per night. (some Thursday $107.00 Rooms may remain). Book your rooms today while they last.
The convention hotel is expected to Sell Out!

98th Biennial AOH National Convention


Easter Rising 100 Year Centenary + Sunday 24 April 2016
with Atlanta Irish Council General Shane Stephens and his family.

“What began as a small uprising in the center of Dublin on Easter Monday led to the birth of our Sovereign Nation,”
Shane Stephens, Ireland’s Consul General in Atlanta.

  • 3:00 pm - Irish and US flag raising Columbia City Hall 1737 Main St. cor. of Main & Laurel St. Parking is on the street and in lot adjacent to City Hall. off Main St.

  • 4:00 pm - Wreath laying at the South Carolina Irish Memorial at Riverfront Park this is at "100 Laurel St." for GPS purposes only. It is at the foot of Laurel Street where it meets the park along the Canal & Congaree river. Assemble in the parking lot, walk the ramp to the canal. The monument is on the right at the canal.
  • 5:00 pm - gather at St. Peter's Catholic Church -1529 Assembly St. Cor. Assembly/ Taylor Streets. Parking is on the street and behind the school on Park St.
  • 5:30 pm - Mass at St. Peter's Church.

  • 6:30 pm - Wreath laying at Irish cemetery behind St. Peter's Catholic Church.

  • 7:00 pm - Dinner at Liberty Taproom 828 Gervais St. corner of Gervais & Lincoln Sts. all parking is on the street and the main entrance is actually on Lincoln St.

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Irish Consul General in Atlanta, Georgia, Shane Stephens


Easter Rising 1916-2016

The Easter Rising (Éirí Amach na Cásca)
100th. Anniversary 1916-2016


Ireland’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade will recognize the Easter Rising 100 year anniversary with a series of events in numerous American cities including New York, Boston, Austin and Atlanta.

For more information on the Columbia SC events:
Brett Hall
, 803-361-1646 or Joe Kennedy, 803-414-1076




Gaelic Line



March 4th 5-7pm Dyeing of the Green, Five Points
March 10th 7:30pm Cherish The Ladies, Harbison Theatre
March 12th 2 pm Lexington St. Patrick's Day Parade
March 12th 6pm Annual Ceili
March 17th Happy St. Patrick's Day
March 17th Trip to Ireland Raffle Drawing
March 19th 10am St. Pat's in Five Points & Parade
April 2nd Tartan day South/Celtic Fest

the young irelanders
The Young Irelanders
Wednesday, Mar 16, 2016 , 3pm & 8pm,
Newberry Opera House


To find out more about St. Pat’s, please visit

AOH Columbia, SC

St Pats in Five Points

For a map & list of all AOH Divisions in South Carolina,
Georgia and North Carolina


AOH St. Columba Division, Richland County,
Columbia, SC Officers
, 2015-2016. Click name to e-mail:

aoh meeting sept. 24, 2015
AOH St. Columba Meeting Sept. 24, 2015 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

President: (above, center) Troy McNall

Doug Curry

Recording Secretary:(above, right) Brett Hall

Financial Secretary (above, left): Joe Kennedy

Ken Gilroy

Marshal: Bob Dillon

Sentinel: Joey Cordray

Chairman Standing Committee & New 2015-2017 State Vice-President (photo below): Jim Lawracy

Bernard Oniwe

Monthly business meetings are the 4th Thursday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1623 Marion St. Bar opens at 6pm, we meet at 6:30pm. Please e-mail our current President Troy McNall for specific meeting and social schedule.

State VP Jim Lawracy Oct. 2015
On Oct. 17 at the State Convention in North Charleston,
Jim Lawracy (right at podium) is named SC-AOH State Vice-President (photo by Doug Curry)


"The Way Home" The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Produced by Raphe Jones, narrated by Finnbarr Dunphy, selected videography & editing by Alan Geoghegan

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Top Irish phrases and their meanings - from "Eirin go bragh" to "Cead Mile Failte"

Dedication of the Irish Memorial in Columbia, SC, Sept. 6 2008 (photos)

Dedication of the Irish Park in Charleston, SC, June 10. 2013 (article)

Pilgrimage to Ireland - Catholic Focus (You tube link)

Reasons for Learning: An Gorta Mor – The Great Hunger (video link)

My Debt to Ireland By JOHN JEREMIAH SULLIVAN, New York Times Article

Pound for pound, a winner: Sport in Ireland, 1600-1840 (book review, Four Courts Press)

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St. Pat's in Five Points & Parade

This is a list of notable buildings of the Ancient Order of Hibernians,
some are documented in the National Register of Historic Places.

"Go raibh maith agat" thank you!

Questions? e-mail our President Troy McNall

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AOH Columbia, SC

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