March 2019 declared Irish American Heritage Month in North Carolina

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper has declared March 2019 as Irish American Heritage month!

Saint Patrick’s Day is just around the corner and NC AOH divisions will be holding events throughout the entire month promoting Irish American Heritage. Keep an eye on the NC AOH Facebook page this month for frequent posts featuring various Irish Americans.


Fifth Annual Governor Thomas Burke AOH Division Golf Outing


To pay for a spot on an existing team or purchase a sponsorship package proceed directly to step two below.

If you have any issues or questions please email

WHAT: Captain’s Choice Tournament

  • Four players to a team
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards
  • Putting Competition
  • Long Drive Competition
  • Straight drive competition
  • Two closest to pin hole competitions
  • Silent auction
  • Mulligan purchase available
  • Free beer on the course throughout the day
  • Hole In One Challenge with the chance to win $5,000
  • Catered lunch immediately afterwards at the clubhouse

Hole in One Challenge Details:

  • Any Hole-in-One made by the challenge player wins $5,000 for the player and $5,000 for the Wake AOH.
  • The player who hits the “Fourth Best Shot” in each group wins a Sleeve of Golf Balls. 
  • If every player in a Group enters the Challenge, the team goes to the Green and short Putt for a birdie.


WHEN:  Monday May 6th, 2019

Registration starts at 9am with tee off at 10am

Add it to your calendar:
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WHERE: Bentwinds Country Club

6536 Dornoch Pl, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526


Player ($100):  includes one entry into the golf tournament, goodie bag, beer on the course, and a catered luncheon.

Gold Sponsorship ($500): includes tee box signage, goodie bag, full-page program ad, the opportunity to speak about business for two minutes at catered luncheon, free spot in tournament foursome, and 10 door-prize raffle tickets.

Silver Sponsorship ($250): includes tee box signage, goodie bag, 1/2–page program ad, the opportunity to speak about business for two minutes at catered luncheon, and 5 door-prize raffle tickets.

Bronze Sponsorship ($100): includes tee box signage, goodie bag, and 2 door-prize raffle tickets.

How to Register and Pay:

1) Register a team in step one below.

  • Submit it prior to paying. 
  • Send additional players to when they are known. 

2) Pay using the cart in step two – include your Team Captain’s name. 


Step One – Register a team, submitting it before paying in step two.

AOH Golf Outing Sign Up 2019

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.


Step Two – Pay for players, purchase a sponsorship package, or donate to the AOH.

1) When paying for players be sure to include the team captain name if known.
2) Gold sponsors packages include one free player.


Golf Outing Choices
Team Captain Name

Donate to the Wake AOH

2019 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance

The Wake County Ancient Order of Hibernians hosts an annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance open to all those interested in celebrating the holiday.

Join us for a fun evening of food, drinks, dancing, and raffles!






Event Details:
Saturday, March 9th, 2019
Doors open at 6:30 PM with dinner starting at 7:30 PM
St. Michael the Archangel Parish Center
804 High House Road Cary, NC
Dancers from Triggle Academy of Irish Dance will perform prior to dinner and a DJ will provide the dance music after the meal.
During the evening the winning ticket for the Hibernian Charity of Wake County Vacation for Four to Ireland raffle will be drawn. The winner receives airfare, 7 days and 6 nights at a Bed and Breakfast, and a rental car. There are no blackout dates – just use it within a year of winning or choose $5,000.00 instead. Tickets are $100 each with only 150 sold. Raffle proceeds go to charities, churches, schools & scholarships that the AOH ( supports locally in Wake County as well as in Ireland.

Dinner tickets are $35 per person in advance and include a buffet dinner of corn beef and cabbage, shepard’s pie, salad, soda bread, tea, coffee, dessert as well as beer and wine. Tickets increase to $45 after March 1st.

If you are interested in purchasing dinner tickets by check, contact us using this form to arrange payment:

If you are interested in purchasing dinner tickets using PayPal you can use the button below:

2019 Dinner Dance Ticket ($45 + $1 processing fee/person)


Thanksgiving Food Drive

We will once again be teaming up with D’s Bottleshop to run a Thanksgiving Food Drive to collect food for the New Bern House, which is home to hundreds of homeless families with children in transition. It is a safe haven where families find help, encouragement and support in getting back into the mainstream. We are looking for donations of items for their Thanksgiving dinner, but all donations are welcome.

We have boxes out the week ahead for non-perishables, but the frozen birds can only be accepted on Saturday, November 17th. Ewes Tree Irish Band will be playing Irish Music from 6:30pm – 9:30 ish Saturday night and as always D will be serving a great selection of craft beer and wine.

D’s Bottleshop is located in the Wakefield Plaza at:
13200 Falls of Neuse Rd, Ste 115
Raleigh, North Carolina 27614

New Bern House Turkey Drop-Off

Get your turkeys and hams down to the New Bern House. 

Every year we donate turkeys, hams and more to the Helping Hands Mission for thanksgiving to help make thanksgiving for those in our community that are in need. 

We will meet at the New Bern House (501 New Bern Ave.) at 2:30 PM on Sunday November 18th to drop off the donations. 

After we drop the donations off we will head over to the Hibernian for the Irish Session from 3:00 – 6:00 PM.

Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

Join us on March 16th in Downtown Raleigh for the for the Raleigh St. Patrick’s Day parade. Join us afterwards at our tent in the Irish Villiage and enjoy the entertainment from the Irish Bands and Dancers.

Charity Quarter Auction

Join us on Saturday October 13th, 2018 for a Charity Quarter Auction at the Knights of Columbus. 

This months charity is for Wags 4 Tags doors open at 6pm. $5.00 meals available, cash bar. Brings lots of quarters. it is like an auction, a raffle, a charity fundraiser, & home party all in one! Local vendors will sell items at their tables and will also have 1 auction basket for only 1 quarter per bid! It’s a fun night so be prepared to get addicted; you’ll want to come every month.

Be sure to bring rolls of quarters to do your bidding, also bring your wallet or credit card to buy from the vendors tables.

No One under 18 allowed.

$3.00 will be collected for each bidder paddle at door and you will receive a vendor sign in sheet. You will go around and talk & shop with each vendor- have each vendor sign next to their table number then when done you will turn in at front table, so your name can be pulled for door prizes from each vendor..

The charity of the month will also have an auction table, of great donated items….

Lori has also included live auctions of certain items from the charity table. So be prepared to bid against your neighbors and be sure to be high bidder. We accept checks, cash & credit cards.

How it Works::

– Each item up for bid will be displayed for all guests to see at the vendors tables.

– There will be a brief description, retail value and to bid only 1 quarter. Guests that want to play will give their bid (1 quarter) and hold up their numbered paddle.

– When all bids are collected, the auctioneer will draw a numbered chip from the container. If the number on your paddle matches the number on the chip drawn, you’ve won that item! If a matching numbered paddle is not held up, the auctioneer will draw again, until we have a winner.

– Once we have a winner all chips will be placed back in the container and go to the next item to be auctioned off.

Be prepared to stay late & go home a winner!!!

Sponsored by Columbus Club of Raleigh. come on out. Guys tell your wives. Bring lots of quarters.

Family and Friends Picnic

All friends and family of the Wake AOH are invited to join us on Sunday October 14th for a picnic.

The annual AOH Picnic will be held at the KoC facility on Columbus Club Drive on Sunday, October 14th. Even if you have not been to a meeting lately, plan on attending and bringing your family and friends. The day will include a corn hole tournament as well as some food, refreshments and entertainment down at the pavilion. As in the past, the Division will supply the hot dogs and hamburgers and I would ask each Brother to bring a dessert, salad or side dish of their choice. If you bring a perishable item, please bring it in a cooler as we will not be eating right away. Also, if you have a tent, please bring it.

Cornhole Tournament

Let’s have some fun, play some cornhole, and raise some money for Charity.

The fundraiser will be held on October 14, 2018 at the Knights of Columbus. Tournament begins at 1 PM and should be completed by 6 PM. Up to 32 teams will be allowed in the tournament and prizes will be awarded to the top 3 teams.

This year the proceeds will be going towards helping the Knights of Columbus make updates to the kitchen and fields.

Registration Cost: $50/team if paid in advance or $60 the day of the event

Step One – Register a team, submitting it before paying in step two.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Step Two – Pay for team.

Cornhole Tournament Advanced Pricing ($50/team)

Cornhole Tournament Registration Form

Raleigh GAA Hurling Tournament – Gov. Thomas Burke Cup

Raleigh Cú Chulainn will be hosting their annual hurling tournament on Saturday August 25th at the Raleigh Rugby Club on Poole Road. 

The teams will be competing for the Gov. Thomas Burke Cup. Gov. Thomas Burke is the namesake of the Wake AOH. He was born in County Galway and was the third Governor of the State of North Carolina. 

The Tournament will begin at 10:00 AM.