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Happy New Year from your friends at Tara Hall! Here's to 2019 being the best one yet, Slainte!
Congratulations to the incoming 2019 officers!
Division History - The Early History of the AOH in Columbus Ohio
It was in the autumn of 1875 when a small but determined group of Irishmen moved to Columbus, Ohio from Sharon and Wheatland, Pennsylvania. They settled in the part of Columbus known as "Flytown,"; which was located in the northwest section of Ohio's capital city. These men decided to bring the Ancient Order of Hibernians to Columbus. After several preliminary meetings, many of them held under the shade of the trees in Goodale Park the first division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, in Franklin County, was organized in March 1876. The Ohio State President, Peter ...READ MORE
Registration is now open for the 2019 Columbus Catholic Men's Conference, February 23rd at the Ohio Expo Center! If you have not attended this event in the past, we highly encourage making the trip this year - Very powerful day of prayer, worship, and inspiration! Hibernians will plan to gather as a group at the event, and we'd love to see you there! Sign up by Jan 14 for early bird pricing!
Irish Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan (Waterford & Linsmore diocese) is officially a member of Patrick Pearse Division #1 in Columbus, Ohio. it is truly a blessing, as he continues to inspire our spiritual and charitable efforts. August 2018
Slainte! Cead mile Failte! Welcome!
We are an Irish Catholic cultural organization dedicated to a united Ireland, the memory of St. Patrick, Patrick Pearse, Irish Music, Culture and Heritage. Established in 1982, Tara Hall is the Social Outreach for the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Columbus Ohio, located at 274 E. Innis Ave. Columbus, Ohio 43207. AOH Business Meetings occur on the first Thursday of every month and are open to the public. Our general meetings are on the second Thursday of every month and are open to AOH members. #AOHColumbus
|THU||FEB||7th|| Business Meeting||7PM|
|FRI||FEB||8th||Traditional Night with the General Guinness Band||8PM|
|SAT||FEB||9th|| Clann na nGael “One Family Irish” Annual Dinner Dance||6PM-11PM|
|FRI||FEB||15th||Birthday Night & Potluck Dinner||8PM|
|TUE||FEB||19th|| Major Degrees ||7PM|
|SAT||FEB||23rd||Catholic Men's Conference at the Ohio Expo Center||7AM-3PM|
|FRI||MAR||1st|| Dennis Smith LIVE!||8PM|
|FRI||MAR||8th|| Proclamation Day at Tara Hall|
|SUN||MAR||17th||St. Patrick's Pay Party at Tara Hall after the parade|
|SAT||JUNE||8th||Hibernian Annual Golf Classic at the Split Rock Golf Club||TBA|
|SAT||JUNE||15th||Division 40th Anniversary Mass||5PM|
The Ancient Order of Hibernians is the oldest Catholic lay organization in the United States. The fraternal Order traces its roots back to a parent organization that has existed in Ireland for over 400 years. Although the name Ancient Order of Hibernians can only be traced back to 1641, the Order claims continuity of membership and motto (Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity) unbroken to the Defenders of 1565. The Order evolved from a need in the late 1500s to protect the lives of Catholic priests. These priests faced immediate death for keeping the Catholic faith and sacraments alive in occupied Ireland...READ MORE
AOH IN THE NEWS
AOH National Vice President Speaks at Proclamation Day
AOH National Vice President Danny O’Connell recognized Danny Eakins as Commodore John Barry Award recipient and Scott Partika as Hibernian of the Year for the Patrick Pearse Division #1 during the March 9th Proclamation Day ceremonies at the City of Columbus city hall chambers. The AOH portion on the video link below starts at the 15:00 mark.
Irish Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan speaks at Tara Hall in Columbus
The Most Reverend Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore as he spoke to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Patrick Pearse Division 1 Franklin County, OH and the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, Countess de Markievicz Division 1
- August 10, 2017
Irish Central article on young members joining the AOH
Features our very own Patrick Pearse Division #1 as an example of how younger members are joining in impressive numbers.
- December 20, 2017