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The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH)

Richland County, Columbia, South Carolina



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34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points: Line-Up Announcement Party

COLUMBIA, SC (January 14, 2016) – On Thursday, January 21, 2016, the St. Pat’s in Five Points Planning Committee invites the community to Delaney’s Music Pub for the reveal of this year’s music line-up, festival highlights, and changes. -
Featuring true Irish-themed entertainment to include the Rince N’ah Eireann dancers, bagpipers, and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, the party will also feature St. Pat's swag and complimentary Guinness pints.

What: St. Pat’s in Five Points Line-Up Announcement Party
When: Thursday, January 21, 2016 // 6:00-7:00pm
Where: Delaney’s Music Pub // 741 Saluda Ave.

Upcoming Events in Five Points:

Taking Place Now: Battle for St. Pat’s
St. Pat’s is now accepting submissions from local bands interested in competing in the 9th Annual Battle for St. Pat’s. The six gnarliest, blarniest entries will battle it out for the opportunity to play on the big stage at the 34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points festival on March 19. Submissions should be sent to, and must include a bio, contact information, three or more songs (including one YouTube video), and a photo. Submissions are due February 19, 2016.

March 4, 2016: The Fountain Division of WP Law, Inc.’s Official Kick-Off to St. Pat’s
The Five Points community will welcome the green and Gaelic season with a free event for people of all ages at the fountain. Annually, hundreds of little leprechauns and their much taller chaperones participate in the dyeing of the fountain, accompanied by Irish entertainment and goodie bags.

March 19, 2016: 34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points
The Five Points village is home to one of the largest St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in the southeast. Annually, St. Pat’s in Five Points welcomes over 40,000 people living the luck of the Irish and celebrating all things Gaelic. Continually growing and improving, the 2016 festival will feature the Get to the Green 10K, 5K, and Family Fun 1-Miler, the annual St. Pat’s parade, kid-approved Pot O’ Gold Playland, a silent disco, and four stages hosting over 15 live musical acts throughout the day.

St. Pat’s in Five Points pre-sale tickets are currently available for $15 online.
To purchase tickets or find out more about St. Pat’s, please visit

For the St. Pat’s Parade - Sat. March 19th. 10 am: Details Here

For more information about this press release, please contact Amy Beth Franks


St Pats in Five Points

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AOH St. Columba Division, Richland County, Columbia, SC Officers, 2015-2016. Click name to e-mail:

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AOH St. Columba Meeting Sept. 24, 2015 at the Knights of Columbus Hall.

President: (above, center) Troy McNall

Doug Curry

Recording Secretary:(above, right) Brett Hall

Financial Secretary (above, left): Joe Kennedy

Ken Gilroy

Marshal: Bob Dillon

Sentinel: Joey Cordray

Chairman Standing Committee & New 2015-2017 State Vice-President (photo below): Jim Lawracy

Bernard Oniwe

Monthly business meetings are the 4th Thursday of each month at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1623 Marion St. Bar opens at 6pm, we meet at 6:30pm. Please e-mail our current President Troy McNall for specific meeting and social schedule.

State VP Jim Lawracy Oct. 2015
On Oct. 17 at the State Convention in North Charleston,
Jim Lawracy (right at podium) is named SC-AOH State Vice-President (photo by Doug Curry)


"The Way Home" The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America
Produced by Raphe Jones, narrated by Finnbarr Dunphy, selected videography & editing by Alan Geoghegan

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Top Irish phrases and their meanings - from "Eirin go bragh" to "Cead Mile Failte"

Dedication of the Irish Memorial in Columbia, SC, Sept. 6 2008 (photos)

Dedication of the Irish Park in Charleston, SC, June 10. 2013 (article)

Pilgrimage to Ireland - Catholic Focus (You tube link)

Reasons for Learning: An Gorta Mor – The Great Hunger (video link)

My Debt to Ireland By JOHN JEREMIAH SULLIVAN, New York Times Article

Pound for pound, a winner: Sport in Ireland, 1600-1840 (book review, Four Courts Press)

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St. Pat's in Five Points & Parade

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