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Rince na h'Eireann School of Irish Dance

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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. enter 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 with entrance off 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


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

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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 16 The Young Irelanders, Newberry Opera Hse 3&8p
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

To purchase tickets or find out more about St. Pat’s, please visit www.StPatsColumbia.com.


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Rince na h’Eireann
Renowned Irish dance troupe




Delaney’s Music Pub
741 Saluda Ave. in Five Points
Conquest Brewing Tasting Room
947 S. Stadium Rd. Columbia
The British Bulldog – Columbiana Station – Bower Pkwy
Bottle Beverage Superstore – 4410 Fort Jackson Blvd

For More Information:

Brett Hall, 803-361-1646 or Joe Kennedy, 803-414-1076



March is Irish-American Heritage Month

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (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.

Annual AOH Ireland Trip raffle to be drawn.
Tickets will be available.

WHERE - American Legion Hall
LOCATION - 200 Pickens St. Columbia, SC
DATE - Saturday, March 12, 2016
TIME- Doors open at 5:30 PM. Ceili starts at 6 PM

PRICE- Advance tickets ONLY $5 each, $10 at the door
FOOD- Irish food & beverages offered at GREAT prices

Ages 16 & under FREE when accompanied by an adult.

SYR Celtic Folk Rock

events 2015 AOH EVENTS:


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.

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


AOH Columbia, SC


"Go raibh maith agat" thank you!

Questions? e-mail our President Troy McNall

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