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AOH Columbia, SC

34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points: Line-Up Announcement Party

COLUMBIA, SC (January 14, 2016) – On Thursday, January 21, 2016, the St. Pat’s in Five Points Planning Committee invites the community to Delaney’s Music Pub for the reveal of this year’s music line-up, festival highlights, and changes. -
Featuring true Irish-themed entertainment to include the Rince N’ah Eireann dancers, bagpipers, and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, the party will also feature St. Pat's swag and complimentary Guinness pints.

What: St. Pat’s in Five Points Line-Up Announcement Party
When: Thursday, January 21, 2016 // 6:00-7:00pm
Where: Delaney’s Music Pub // 741 Saluda Ave.

Upcoming Events in Five Points:

Taking Place Now: Battle for St. Pat’s
St. Pat’s is now accepting submissions from local bands interested in competing in the 9th Annual Battle for St. Pat’s. The six gnarliest, blarniest entries will battle it out for the opportunity to play on the big stage at the 34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points festival on March 19. Submissions should be sent to battleforstpats@yahoo.com, and must include a bio, contact information, three or more songs (including one YouTube video), and a photo. Submissions are due February 19, 2016.

March 4, 2016: The Fountain Division of WP Law, Inc.’s Official Kick-Off to St. Pat’s
The Five Points community will welcome the green and Gaelic season with a free event for people of all ages at the fountain. Annually, hundreds of little leprechauns and their much taller chaperones participate in the dyeing of the fountain, accompanied by Irish entertainment and goodie bags.

March 19, 2016: 34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points
The Five Points village is home to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the southeast. Annually, St. Pat’s in Five Points welcomes over 40,000 people living the luck of the Irish and celebrating all things Gaelic. Continually growing and improving, the 2016 festival will feature the Get to the Green 10K, 5K, and Family Fun 1-Miler, the annual St. Pat’s parade, kid-approved Pot O’ Gold Playland, a silent disco, and four stages hosting over 15 live musical acts throughout the day.

St. Pat’s in Five Points pre-sale tickets are currently available for $15 online.
To purchase tickets or find out more about St. Pat’s, please visit www.StPatsColumbia.com.
For the St. Pat’s Parade - Sat. March 19th. 10 am: Details Here

For more information about this press release, please contact Amy Beth Franks


St Pats in Five Points


events 2015 AOH EVENTS:


AOH Christmas 2015



The Ancient Order of the Hibernians Invites the Midlands to Celebrate
St. Patrick for the Month of March in 2015

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 to 7pm.
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 – 6pm, 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 8am
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


events 2014 AOH EVENTS:

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) invites YOU to celebrate at our annual Ceili
(kay-lee), Saturday, March 8, 2014. Visit Ceili page for details.

Columbia, SC: Click for full schedule and details!

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Sunday March 2nd
Township Auditorium
THIS Sunday March 2 at 3:00PM.

visit the Township Auditorium box office!


events 2013 AOH EVENTS:

SC Irish Arts Weekend

SC Irish Arts Weekend, June 21-23, 2013, Columbia SC


Our AOH division will be special guest at The Third Annual Tartan Day Festival

April 4-7, 2013, Columbia SC

The Celtic group Seven Nations will reunite the original members for a 20th anniversary on Saturday April 6.

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Our St. Patrick's Ceili was held on Sat. March 2 at the American Legion Hall in Columbia
featuring entertainment by The Knock Climb.

events 2012 AOH EVENTS:
AOH St. Columba's 15th Anniversary Banquet

Friday, November 2, 2012


Our 15th Anniversary Banquet was held on Friday, Nov. 2. 2012 at the Clarion Townhouse Hotel in Columbia, SC. The Keynote Speaker was The Honorable Paul Gleeson, Consul General or Ireland in Atlanta, and our Guest of Honor was the Most Reverend Robert E.Guglielmone, Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston.

Entertainment was provided by Syr and the Rince na’h Eireann Irish Step Dancers



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(above) Consul General of Ireland Paul Gleeson, Sonny Perdue - Governor of the State of Georgia, and Taoiseach Brian Cowen.

events 2008-2011 AOH EVENTS:

History was made!!! The World Affairs Council held an inauguration ceremony when the Irish Consulate opened officially in Atlanta, the first new Irish consulate in the U.S. since the 1930’s. An Irish Ambassador Luncheon was held on February 17th 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead.

A Banquet Honoring Paul Gleeson, Consul General Atlanta Irish Consulate was held Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at the Clarion Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina.

The dedication of the South Carolina Irish Memorial (photos) on Saturday Sept. 6th. 2008 at Riverfront Park in Columbia, SC. View article & photos from The South Carolina State Board Site.




St. Pat's in Five Points & Parade




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L-R, Consul General of Ireland, Niall Burgess, AOH national VP Brendan Moore & National AOH President Seamus Boyle
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St. Peter's Church, Columbia, SC, the day we unveiled The Columbia Irish Memorial. Photo by Alan Geoghegan




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