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
AOH IN THE NEWS
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
Patrick Henry Pearse, educator, writer, poet, and revolutionary, was born on November 10, 1879 at 27 Great Brunswick Street, Dublin, Ireland. His English father, James Pearse, was a stone carver who had moved to Ireland hoping to find more work in his trade. His mother, Margaret Brady Pearse, was a native of County Meath, Ireland. Stonework was plentiful for James Pearse and the family, although not wealthy, managed to maintain a decent middle class life style. Patrick, named for American patriot ....READ MORE
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
*All Friday entertainment starts at 8pm, doors open at 7pm
Friday, February 23 - Dennis Smith & The Feeneys
Saturday, February 24th - 8am - 3pm - Catholic Men’s Conference at Ohio Expo Center
Register early for a truly inspirational experience, here in Columbus. Scott Partika is coordinating our participation, he can answer any questions. Information and registration at: https://www.catholicmensministry.com
DOWNLOAD 2018 PATRICK PEARSE MARCH EVENTS HERE
Friday, March 9th - Proclamation Day - Tara Hall will be open with entertainment, following downtown activities.
Food truck will be serving in the afternoon. Proclamation Day Details
Friday, March 16th - Birthday Night - Band TBA
Saturday, March 17th - St Patrick’s Day – Tara Hall will be open with entertainment, following the parade and family reunion.
Food truck will be serving in the afternoon. DOWNLOAD PARADE AND REUNION DETAILS HERE
Saturday, June 9th - 9am shotgun start – Hibernian Golf Classic
Split Rock Golf Club, Orient, Ohio DOWNLOAD EVENT FLYER HERE
July 11th-14th - AOH/LAOH National Convention, Louisville, KY
Make hotel reservations now, space limited https://aws.passkey.com/event/49286302/owner/817279/home
Register for convention: https://aoh.com/ky2018
All other event info: www.louisvilleirish2018.com
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