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The ancient order of hibernians in COlumbia south Carolina

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH)

Richland County, Columbia, South Carolina



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Rince na h'Eireann School of Irish Dance

Rince na h'Eireann School of Irish Dance

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Who was St. Patrick?

17th Century Irish Quaker Settlement
Step back in time at the Old Ballymurrin Quacker house,
County Wicklow, Ireland

Delaney's Five Points

Delaney's Music Pub

Irish Culture
Irish Culture on the Web



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events 2017 AOH SCHEDULE:


green arrowWed. March 29th - Celtic Kicker featuring SYR - Carolina Ale House, Lady St. in the Vista - 8:30pm - 10:30pm

green arrowThurs. March 30th - Tartan Day South's Power Of Plaid Fashion Show - Holiday Inn & Suites, West Columbia - 6-9 pm - Tickets are $45 each, $80/couple

green arrowThurs. March 30th - Celtic Movie Night - West Columbia Riverwalk Amphitheater. Movie starts at dusk/ free

green arrowSat. April 1st - Tartan Day South Highland Games & Celtic Festival - Historic Columbia Motor Speedway - Gates open at 8:30 am.

green arrowThurs. April 27th. - Monthly Meeting - Knights of Columbus Hall - Shamrock Degree offered. Our very own James Lawracy has become South Carolina State AOH President.


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" Whether I receive good or ill, I return thanks equally to God, who taught me always to trust him unreservedly." - Saint Patrick


For a map & list of all AOH Divisions in South Carolina,
Georgia and North Carolina
click here



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 and 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

The Bonny Swans by Loreena McKennitt

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St Pats in Five Points

St. Pat's in Five Points & Parade

This is a list of notable buildings of the Ancient Order of Hibernians,
some are documented in the National Register of Historic Places.

"Go raibh maith agat" thank you!

Questions? e-mail our President Troy McNall

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AOH Columbia, SC

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" Find out how much God has given you, and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others." - Saint Augustine