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Related Events (click green links for more info.)

Gaelic Storm Band

An Evening with Gaelic Storm(Celtic band), Wed. Nov. 15, Music Farm, Columbia

Carol the King, The Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular, Dec. 8, Newberry Opera House

Dec. 16th @ 6pm- Celebrate a Celtic Christmas at Delaneys Irish Pub (below)

Emmet Cahill (Celtic Thunder Tenor) 'A Celtic Christmas', Dec. 18, Columbia Ebenezer Lutheran Church

'Dublin Irish Dance', Jan. 25, Newberry Opera House

An Irish Romance, 'Ciaran and Tara' Nagle, Feb.15, Newberry Opera House







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.






Riverdance Celebrates 20 years at the Koger Center, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 @ 7:30 pm


green arrow Thurs. Jan. 26 ~ Monthly business meeting
green arrow Tues. Jan. 31 ~ St. Pat's in 5 Points music line up announced at Delaney's Irish Pub
green arrow Tues. Feb 7 ~ Mass for the repose of the soul for Br. Joe Kennedy’s brother Jack will be at 6pm at Our Lady of the Hills. Please wear green if attending. A celebration of life for Jack Kennedy at Manuel's Tavern in will be held in Atlanta
on Fri. Feb. 10th. from 5-7 pm.
green arrowFri. March 3rd - Dieing of the Fountain in 5 Points.
green arrow Sat. March 4 ~ Annual Ceili, the American Legion, 200 Pickens St. Columbia SC. Door open at 5:30 pm, music starts at 6 pm. Advance tickets $5 at The British Bulldog, Delaney’s and Conquest Brewing, $10 at the door. More details on Ceili page.
green arrow Sun. March 12 ~ Lexington St. Patrick's Parade
green arrow Sat. March 18 ~ St. Pat's in Five Points


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


events 2016 AOH EVENTS

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We Have Risen Outdoor Art Installation 
2016 Art on the Atlanta Beltline, Reynoldstown Hiking Trail, Sept. 10 - Nov. 15


34th Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points: Line-Up Announcement Party
Thursday, January 21, 2016 // 6:00-7:00pm
Delaney’s Music Pub // 741 Saluda Ave.

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 www.StPatsColumbia.com.
For the St. Pat’s Parade - Sat. March 19th. 10 am


St Pats in Five Points


events 2015 AOH EVENTS


AOH Christmas 2015



The Ancient Order of the Hibernians Invites the Midlands to Celebrate
St. Patrick for the Month of March in 2015

Wreath Laying Ceremony – Sunday, March 1st 2015 at 4:00 p.m.
Honor the Irish indentured servants who died while building the Columbia Canal at the wreath laying ceremony, to take place at the Irish Memorial at Riverfront Park, Columbia, SC. After the ceremony, the Ancient Order of the Hibernians (AOH) will gather at 5:30 p.m. at Delaney’s Pub in Five Points for a hundred thousand welcomes under the 32 County Flags of Ireland.

The Fountain Division of W.P. Law Inc.’s Official Kick-Off to St. Pat’s in Five Points – Friday, March 6th 2015 from 5 to 7pm.
Join the Five Points community at the fountain (the intersection of Harden Street and Greene Street) to kick off the Irish festivities with a FREE event for people of all ages. Irish-themed entertainment including bagpipers, Rince N’ah Eirann dancers, Kudzo Queens, and more will be sure to put patrons in the Gaelic spirit. Children are welcomed to help dye the fountain green!

Irish Ceili – 6pm, Saturday, March 7th 2015
The Columbia division of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians welcomes all patrons to an evening of Irish-filled fun, music, and dancing at the annual Irish Ceili (kay-lee) at The American Legion Hut, located at 200 Pickens Street. Tickets are available to purchase for $5 at Delaney’s Pub in Five Points. Ages 17 and under are free if accompanied by an adult.

33rd Annual St. Pat’s in Five Points – Saturday, March 14th 2015 at 8am
The Ancient Order of the Hibernians invites people of all faiths to start the festival day off by honoring St. Patrick at a Catholic Mass, to take place at St. Joseph’s Church on Devine Street.

The St. Pat’s Planning Committee welcomes all patrons to stay for the Craic, and to join the community for the annual St. Pat’s Parade (beginning at 10:00 a.m.), beginning at Devine Street (near Sims Avenue). All are also welcome to attend the 33rd annual festival until 7:00 p.m., which will include over 15 musical acts, arts & crafts, Shaggin’ on Santee, and more. Tuesday, March 17th 2015
La Feile Phadraigh fe mhaise dhuit. Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

@AOHColumbiaSC // @FivePointsSC


events 2014 AOH EVENTS

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) invites YOU to celebrate at our annual Ceili
(kay-lee), Saturday, March 8, 2014. Visit Ceili page for details.

Columbia, SC: Click for full schedule and details!

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Sunday March 2nd
Township Auditorium
THIS Sunday March 2 at 3:00PM.

visit the Township Auditorium box office!



events 2013 AOH EVENTS

SC Irish Arts Weekend

SC Irish Arts Weekend, June 21-23, 2013, Columbia SC


Our AOH division will be special guest at The Third Annual Tartan Day Festival

April 4-7, 2013, Columbia SC

The Celtic group Seven Nations will reunite the original members for a 20th anniversary on Saturday April 6.

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Our St. Patrick's Ceili was held on Sat. March 2 at the American Legion Hall in Columbia
featuring entertainment by The Knock Climb.


events 2012 AOH EVENTS:

AOH St. Columba's 15th Anniversary Banquet

Friday, November 2, 2012


Our 15th Anniversary Banquet was held on Friday, Nov. 2. 2012 at the Clarion Townhouse Hotel in Columbia, SC. The Keynote Speaker was The Honorable Paul Gleeson, Consul General or Ireland in Atlanta, and our Guest of Honor was the Most Reverend Robert E.Guglielmone, Bishop of the Diocese of Charleston.

Entertainment was provided by Syr and the Rince na’h Eireann Irish Step Dancers



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(above) Consul General of Ireland Paul Gleeson, Sonny Perdue - Governor of the State of Georgia, and Taoiseach Brian Cowen.


events 2008-2011 AOH EVENTS

History was made!!! The World Affairs Council held an inauguration ceremony when the Irish Consulate opened officially in Atlanta, the first new Irish consulate in the U.S. since the 1930’s. An Irish Ambassador Luncheon was held on February 17th 2011 at the Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead.

A Banquet Honoring Paul Gleeson, Consul General Atlanta Irish Consulate was held Saturday, Nov. 6, 2010 at the Clarion Hotel in Columbia, South Carolina.

The dedication of the South Carolina Irish Memorial (photos) on Saturday Sept. 6th. 2008 at Riverfront Park in Columbia, SC. View article & photos from The South Carolina State Board Site.




St. Pat's in Five Points & Parade


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L-R, Consul General of Ireland, Niall Burgess, AOH national VP Brendan Moore & National AOH President Seamus Boyle
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St. Peter's Church, Columbia, SC, the day we unveiled The Columbia Irish Memorial. Photo by Alan Geoghegan




"Go raibh maith agat" thank you!

Questions? e-mail our President Troy McNall


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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