The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is a Catholic, Irish American Fraternal Organization founded in New York City in 1836. The Order can trace its roots back to a parent organization, of the same name, which has existed in Ireland for over 400 years. However, while the organizations share a common thread, the North American AOH is a separate and much larger organization. The Board of Erin and the Board of America cooperate on projects and had a joint Board meeting in Dundalk, Ireland in 1995.



SCAOH History

South Carolina had a fair number of Irish in the 19th century, and most of them seem to have been immigrants of the famine period because by 1910 there were fewer than 700 Irish–born left.

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What is the AOH

The Ancient Order of Hibernians in America is a Catholic, Irish American Fraternal Organization founded in New York City in 1836.

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News & Updates


The Columbia SC Irish Memorial

The Columbia SC Irish Memorial

October 3, 2017

A little known part of Irish American History is honored at the Dedication of the Columbia SC...

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Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Memorial

Cathedral of St. John the Baptist Memorial

October 3, 2017

The window is located in the Bishop’s Crypt in the Cathedral. The Plaque reads: “Gift of South...

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