As I am sure all of you know by now, Governor DeWine has issued an order to temporarily shut down all bars and restaurants in the State of Ohio as we prepare to face the spread of the Coronavirus in the US. Tara Hall will be closed for business until further notice.
This move undoubtedly shakes the core of not only Tara Hall, but that of all of our friends in Irish pub and restaurant community - As the biggest week of the year turns into the worst. It also is a major blow to many of the local bands that rely on the gigs this time of year to offset the bands cost throughout the year. However, in the best interest of all Ohioans we understand why the decisions had to be made. While it is a frustrating time, I find hope in his leadership and example he is setting for the nation.
We will return stronger than before.
We all have quite a few Friday evenings each year where we stay home in our pajamas and watch TV with our family instead of going out to dinner and down Tara Hall. Let’s just schedule this out - For the next few weeks, just STAY HOME, and spend time with your family or close friends. Once this all passes, come down Tara Hall twice a month, instead of once! Before you know it, the Tara Hall bar will have taken just as much of your money in 2020 as it has in 2019!
Please keep a similar thought in mind for all our friends in the restaurant community. If you are able, stop by and pick up takeout! If not, cook yourself a nice meal at home and drop a few extra bucks in the “Eating Out” budget, and frequent our friends once it all passes a bit more often. You could also help out by purchasing gift cards!
I just want to remind you to have some hope, lift up others around you, and take extra precaution every time you step out the door. Especially if you are in the high risk group, you need to take caution with every interaction you have moving forward.
Right now would be a great time to start a Facebook page of your own to connect with the community if you do not already have one!
Stay safe & healthy my friends and we
The Division will be hosting the Inaugural Hibernian Road Bowling Open on Saturday, April 18th at Alum Creek State Park! Inspired by our friends at the GCICF, we hope the Spring event will compliment their annual Fall event for a full season of Irish Road bowling in Central Ohio. It will also serve as our annual fundraiser to support the Freedom For All Ireland Fund!
Saturday, April 18th | Inaugural Hibernian Road Bowling Open
9:30am: Check In Begins (Sign up day of event)
10:15am: Bowling Begins
$10 per person/$40 per team (Cash or Check payable to Ancient Order of Hibernians)
Hot Dogs & Snacks served at the Finish Line
Alum Creek State Park (Alum Creek Sailing Association, 3241 Lewis Center Road, Lewis Center, OH 43035)
*Mile Marker Sign Sponsorships available for $50
*Finish Line Sign Sponsorship available for $100
Contact Ken Stebleton to reserve your sponsorship at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (740) 972-9384.
Join us for the annual Hibernian Golf Classic at Split Rock Golf Club on Saturday, June 6th!
Four Person Scramble
$75 per person - $300 per foursome
Sponsorships available - $100 Hole Sign, $175 Hole Naming Rights, $175 Golf Cart Naming Rights
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.
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
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 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
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
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.
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