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Scott Partika (left) – 2018 Hibernian of the Year
Danny Eakins (right)– 2018 Commodore Barry Medal Awardee
Ed Norris (center) – 2016-2017 Patrick Pearse President


Volunteer Green Season Newsletter

March 2018 Calendar​​

​​​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​

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, March 23rd - BIRTHDAY NIGHT - Live Music from Bob Ford

Sat, March 31st  - 11am - The Annual Easter Egg Hunt at The Shamrock Club

Open to all families in the The Clann na nGael of Columbus, Ohio Irish Organizations including the Ancient Order of Hibernians - Patrick Pearse Division 1 & Father William Corby, Division 2; Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Franklin County Division 1The Emerald Society of Columbus, Ohio, Greater Columbus Irish Cultural Foundation and the Shamrock Club of Columbus members. Hot dogs and chips, goody bags, hunt for more than 4,000 candy filled eggs. Remember to bring money for raffle tickets. If you would like to donate an item for the raffle table, please bring it that day or drop it off at the club.Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5

Saturday, June 9th  - 9am shotgun start – Hibernian Golf Classic

Split Rock Golf Club, Orient, Ohio  EVENT FLYER


Print, fill out, and mail to: AOH Golf, 274 East Innis Avenue, Columbus, OH 43207 (Make checks out to AOH)
July 11th-14th  - AOH/LAOH National Convention, Louisville, KY

​Make hotel reservations now, space limited
Register for convention:
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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