IRISH - CATHOLIC - AMERICAN

 Friendship, Unity, and Christian Charity

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Franklin County Division One

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. The Ancient Order of Hibernians is America’s oldest Irish Catholic Fraternal Organization. The first division of the AOH in Franklin County, was established in March of 1876. 

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Tara Hall

Since 1988, Tara Hall has been the Social Outreach for the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Columbus Ohio. For the past 10 years our division has been 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. ​ Like and follow us on facebook. #AOHColumbus 

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Division History

 ​​The Early History of the AOH in Columbus, Ohio
It 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. READ MORE...

AOH IN THE NEWS

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AOH National Vice President Speaks at Proclamation Day 2018

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.  View video Here

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Young Irish American leaders discovering Ancient Order of Hibernians

This article features our very own Patrick Pearse Division #1 as an example of how younger members are joining in impressive numbers. View article Here

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Irish Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan speaks at Tara Hall in Columbus

In August of 2017 the Reverend Alphonsus Cullinan, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Waterford and Lismore visited us and spoke to the AOH and LAOH Patrick Pearse Division 1 at Tara Hall.  It was truly a blessing, and he continues to inspire our spiritual and charitable efforts. Watch video Here.

In August of 2018, Irish Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan officially became a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Patrick Pearse Division 1 in Columbus Ohio.