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.

Irish Fest in the Forest

A day of Irish Music and Dance in downtown Wake Forest.

Come to this family-friendly event to enjoy Celtic bands, Irish dancers, Gaelic sports demos, a seisún tent, a kids area, Celtic canines, vendors, food trucks, and more!

More details available at http://www.irishfestintheforest.com.

Memorial Garden Work Day

St. Cahterine’s has reached out to us for some help with a work project for their Memorial Garden on August 18th from 7AM – 10AM. 

Please consider coming out and helping in the memory of our Brother John Ryan.

Governor Burke Gravesite Cleanup

Each year we visit and do maintenance to the grave site of Governor Thomas Burke, whom our division is named after. This year we will be cleaning up the grave site on April 14th.

You will be getting your hands and especially your feet dirty, so make sure to bring some gloves and some old work boots as we will be walking through a cow pasture.

We will also grab a bite to eat while we are out there.


Set your GPS to Latta’s Egg Ranch and then keep driving down Governor Burke Rd, turning left at the farm buildings.

1016 Governor Burke Rd
Hillsborough, NC 27278
Latitude: 36.1028, Longitude: -79.0883

2018 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 10th, 2018
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 Tríonóide 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 (wakeaoh.com) supports locally in Wake County as well as in Ireland.

Dinner tickets are $35 per person and includes a buffet dinner of corn beef and cabbage, shepard’s pie, salad, soda bread, tea, coffee, dessert as well as beer and wine.

If you are interested in purchasing dinner tickets by check, contact us using this form to arrange payment: www.wakeaoh.com/contact-us/

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

2018 Dinner Dance Ticket ($35+$1 fee/person)


Rhythm of the Dance Tickets

Rhythm of the Dance
The National Dance Company of Ireland
Friday, February 23, 2018 @7:30 PM
Louisburg College
501 N Main St, Louisburg, NC 27549

This richly costumed show marries ancient, traditional Irish entertainment with exhilarating contemporary stage technology. Rhythm of the Dance is a breathtaking and spectacular musical production that is a true celebration of Ireland presented through song, dance, and storytelling.


The AOH has secured block seating for this event and by ordering your tickets through the AOH you will get a $5 discount off the normal general admission price. AOH members will also get an additional $1 off tickets. Not a member yet? Apply for Membership

We have also arranged bus transportation to and from the show for only $15. The bus will leave from Pat Murnane’s Irish Pub in Wake Forest at approximately 6pm.
2101 S Main Street Suite 112 Wake Forest, NC 27587
Seating is limited so reserve your seat on the bus now!


 TICKET SALES ENDED February 23rd. 








Annual Thanksgiving Donation to the New Bern House

The Helping Hands Mission is known for aiding Wake County’s low income, elderly, homeless, disabled and handicapped communities. Each year the Wake County AOH drops off donations for the Helping Hands Mission’s Thanksgiving “Love” Basket program. Each basket contains a turkey, stuffing, canned goods and more to help provide a Thanksgiving meal for those less fortunate in Wake County. This year the AOH dropped off over 40 turkeys, several hams and numerous boxes of food to the New Bern House.

Many thanks goes to D’s Bottleshop in Wakefield which served as a drop off location for our food drive and hosted a Thanksgiving party with Ewes Tree Irish Band, which is made up of division members.

As an additional note, because of the success with the Food Drive at D’s we will be setting up a Toy and Coat Drive for Christmas. We will be dropping off donation collection bins to D’s Bottleshop in Wakefield, Patrick Jane’s Bar & Bistro in Cary, Pat Murnane’s Irish Pub in Wake Forest and The Stags Head in Raleigh. The Helping Hands Mission is asking for donations of Educational Toys for ages birth to 5 years old as well as warm gloves, scarves and coats for Operation Warm Clothing. We will drop the donations off to the New Bern House on Dec 23rd.


Feis in the Forest – An Irish Music Festival on 9/23

The 2017 Irish Music Festival will be September 23rd on South Taylor Street in downtown Wake Forest from 3pm-10pm. 


If you would like to become a sponsor for this year’s festival, visit our sponsors page.



2017 AOH & LAOH North Carolina State Convention & Major Degree October 6-8

2017 AOH & LAOH North Carolina State Convention & Major Degree

Host City: Raleigh

Host Division: Wake County Division #1, Gov. Thomas Burke Division

Dates: October 6-8, 2017 (Friday – Sunday) with the Major Degree on Sunday the 8th at 11am

Hotel: Holiday Inn, Downtown Raleigh 320 Hillsborough Street, Raleigh, NC 27603

Hotel Phone: 919-832-0501

AOH Hotel Registration Link: https://www.holidayinn.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=hi&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=RDUSC&_PMID=99801505&GPC=AOH

Hotel Room Rates: $119 per night double occupancy (taxes not included)

Convention Registration Fee: $20
AOH Member Banquet Fee: $65
Guest Banquet Fee: $50

The State Board and the Wake County Division will be sponsoring a Major Degree for eligible AOH members on Sunday October 8, 2017 at 11 am. Degree Registration is $35 with $25 going directly to the degree team. Each candidate must register thorough their division.

2017 NC AOH State Convention and Banquet Registration form (279 downloads)


Convention Schedule:

Friday 10/6/2017
3:00p Registration begins in the hospitality suite
 Saturday 10/7/2017
10:00a Hospitality suite reopens with registration available.
11:00a-2:00p Business Meeting begins. This room must be cleared by 2pm to allow for the banquet set up
5:00p Mass @ the Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral (offsite due to lack of available rooms)
        The Cathedral is located ~2.5 miles from the hotel:
        715 Nazareth St,
       Raleigh, NC 27606
6:00p-7:00p Cocktail Hour with cash bar
7:15p Dinner begins
8:15p-10p Banquet with Irish Dancers and Ewe’s Tree (Irish band)
10:00p Hospitality Suite opens
Sunday 10/8/2017
10:00a Degree rooms open – available through 1:00p
10:15a Shamrock degree begins
10:45a Major degree candidate registration
11:00a Major degree begins

Fundraiser for the Feis in the Forest

Fundraiser for the Feis in the Forest

WHERE: Knights Of Columbus 4301 Columbus Club Dr, Raleigh, NC 27604
WHEN: Saturday, July 29th, 2017 @ 5p

  • Hamburgers and hot dogs for sale
  • Raffles and a silent auction
  • Live entertainment

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/455902831461542