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ONE YEAR AGO at the 2017 Dublin Irish Festival after Irish Bishop Alphonsus "Phonsie" Cullinan celebrated Sunday Mass. Thus starting his journey with the Ancient Order of Hibernians in America.


2018 May Volunteer​​

​​​Division History - The Early History of the AOH in Columbus OhioIt 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 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​

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


​​*All Friday entertainment at Tara Hall starts at 8pm, doors open at 7pm

Thursday 9/13 - AOH General Meeting @ 7pm
Friday 9/14 - 
Commodore Barry Day celebration at Tara Hall @ 7pm
Thursday 10/4 -
AOH Business Meeting @ 7pm
Thursday 10/11 -
AOH General Meeting @ 7pm
Friday 10/26 - 
Celtic New Year Party at Tara Hall @ 7pm
Saturday 10/27 - 
State AOH/LOAH Board Meeting -- Noon to 4pm at Tara Hall
Thursday 11/1 -
AOH Business Meeting @ 7pm
Thursday 11/8 -
AOH General Meeting @ 7pm
Thursday 12/6 -
AOH Business Meeting @ 7pm
Saturday 12/8 - 
Installation of AOH/LAOH Officers at Tara Hall - details TBD
Thursday 12/13 -
AOH General Meeting @ 7pm

National History
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