THUNOV8th AOH General Meeting at Tara Hall
FRINOV9th Traditional Music Night at Tara Hall
FRINOV16th November Birthday Hooley at Tara Hall
FRINOV23rd Whine stopper at Tara Hall
FRINOV30th Divas Christmas Show at Tara Hall

SATDEC1st Divas Christmas Show at Tara Hall

SUNDEC2nd Divas Christmas Show at Tara Hall

THUDEC6th AOH Business Meeting at Tara Hall
FRIDEC7th Pitch n’ Swing at Tara Hall 
SATDEC8th Installation of AOH/LAOH Officers at Tara Hall. More details TBD
THUDEC13th AOH General Meeting at Tara Hall
FRIDEC14th Traditional Music Night at Tara Hall7PM
FRIDEC21st December Christmas and Birthday Hooley at Tara Hall7PM

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


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​

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

​​​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

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

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Father Brett Garland joined Patrick Pearse Division #1 during our October business meeting at Tara Hall. He is seated next to his twin brother Ryan, also a Hibernian. Father Garland serves St. Mary Magdalene, St. Aloysius and St. Agnes parishes.


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