Friends Programme

Friends of Hugh O'Flaherty

Help us by becoming a "Friend" of the Monsignor and donating towards a fund that will be used to achieve the aims of the Society:

  1. Erecting a bronze memorial to him in his native Killarney;
  2. During the annual O’Flaherty Memorial Weekend, honouring people who work for human rights;
  3. Promoting interest among this and future generations in the Monsignor’s life and achievements through the medium of art, literature, music, drama.
The Society needs at least €100,000 to attain these objectives. We rely mainly on the support of Patrons and Friends.

You are invited to become a “Friend” of the Hugh O'Flaherty Memorial Society.

For a minimum contribution of €50 you will receive a copy of the Igloo Films / TG4 Documentary i.e., “The Pimpernel of the Vatican” and a Friends of the Society Lapel Pin.

In addition, you will be added to the List of Friends within this section of the Website (unless you wish to remain anonymous) and you will receive an invitation to all Memorial events held during November each year.

Send your Name, Address, Email, Donation and personal message to:

Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce, 2nd Floor, Tourism Information Office, Killarney, Co.Kerry

Thank you to the Friends of Hugh O'Flaherty:

Bill and Ann O'Neill, St.Margarets Road, Killarney

"Gratitude and appreciation to an unsung hero"

Sr Celine Bourke, Little Company of Mary, Dublin

Dr Fiona Brennan, Knocknagree

Michael Brown, Killarney

Michael Casey, Switzerland & Killarney

Owen & Catherine Casey, Killarney

Maura Clifford, Beaufort

Anne Corcoran, USA

"In Memory of Timothy Corcoran, Kilcummin"

Senator Mark Daly, Kenmare

"A hero is a man who does what he can"

Maureen Daly, Killarney

Noel & Noreen Daly, Headford,

Tony Darmody, Faha

Neil Dineen, Donnegan’s Solicitors, Cork

Andrea Dineen, Dublin

Pat Duggan, Killarney

Michael Fleming, Killarney

Peter Ging Architects, Dublin

Jim Gorham, Killarney

Edward Hallinan, Cork

Bob & Sheila Howard, Ballydesmond

Aileen Hyde, Crookhaven

Elaine Lavelle, Monaghan

Carol Li, USA

Paddy & Lil MacMonagle, Killarney

Dr Patricia Mangan, Killarney

Claire Mannix, Cork

Joe McAuliffe, Ballincollig

Margaret McCarthy, Killarney

Fr. Con McGillicuddy, Dublin

Donie & Joan Moynihan, Clonkeen,

Val Moynihan, Rathmore

Senator Michael Mullins, Galway

"A wonderful Irishman"

Maria NiMhurchu, Dingle

"One of my all time heroes"

James O’Connor, Killarney

"A great Killarney man to inspire future generations"

Anne O’Donnell, Co. Dublin

"A wonderful example of Christianity in action"

Denis & Brid O’Donoghue, Killarney

Senator Denis O’Donovan, Schull

Sean & Kitty O’Grady, Killarney

Gerard O’Keeffe, Kanturk

Nora O’Regan, Schull

Fr Dan O’Riordan, Castleisland

Kathleen O’Shea, Killarney

Tony & Cait O’Shea, Beaufort

"In memory of Jim O’Flaherty"

Joe O’Shea, Killarney

Owen & Patricia O’Sullivan, Kenmare,

Dr Denis O’Sullivan, Cork

Mike O’Sullivan, Knocknagree

James Pembroke, Farranfore

Senator Feargal Quinn, Dublin

Sr. Columbanus Quirke, Presentations Sisters, Cahersiveen

Terence & Jacinta Rafferty, USA

Sr. Madeline Ryan, FJC, Wexford

The “Mon” Students, The Monastery, Killarney

"Our “Mon” Hero"

Rita Walker, London

Marie Lalor, Dublin,

"In proud and fond memory of Fr Hugh whose lifelong friendship with my family began when he met my Grandmother in Rome in 1923. He is remembered by us as a gently humorous, unassuming man of faith."

Fr John Kerin, Waterville

John G.O'Sullivan BL, Limerick

Fr. Gearoid Walsh, Castletownbere

Fr. Liam Comer, Clonakilty

Michael Manning, Clonakilty

Eamon Mulvihill, Killarney

Fr. Peter Forde, Co. Antrim

Kathleen Murphy, Killarney

Michael Moynihan TD, Cork

Nono O'Keeffe, Co. Cork

Tom & Kim Bryant & Family, Valentia & Dublin

COS, Dublin

Sr Pauline McShain, USA

Kathleen Browne, Tralee

"Always admired Monsignor O’Flaherty – Pleased that his work is recognised at last."

D J O’Riordan, Killarney.

John P Murphy, Kiskeam, Co. Cork

Danny O’Connor, Cahersiveen

Fr Noel Moran, Beaufort

Fr John Fitzgerald, Millstreet

Fr Noel Spring, Ballybunion

Fr Denis Quirke, Milltown

Fr Seamus McKenna, Cork

Fr Pat Ahern, Tralee

Fr Danny Broderick, Tarbert

Fr Tadhg O’Dochartaigh, Firies

Fr Declan O’Connor, Listowel

Fr Joseph Begley, Kilcummin

P McC, Co. Cork

P L, Tralee

M B, Kerry

G O’C, Listowel

G G, Killarney

E M, Kerry

P O’C, Kerry

M H, Kerry

B H, Kerry

R K, Killarney

D O’M, Kerry

S H, Kerry

B H, Kerry

J B, Kerry

L K, Kerry

Fr Michael Murphy, Killarney

Fr Michael Fleming, Killorglin

L L, Kerry

David & Doreen Fleming, Sika Signs, Killarney

Tim Kelleher, Muckross Grove, Killarney

B C, Cork

Fr Seamus Linnane, Tralee

E K, Baile an Fheirtearagh

P O’D, Killarney

Fr Brendan Fitzgerald, New York

Fr Kieran O’Brien, Killarney

Fr Michael O’Doherty, London

Sharon Hogan, Wexford
"A wonderfully humble and courageous Irishman – A hero of our time."

Joseph Martin, Castleisland
"A much admired son of Kerry"

Fr Tom Crean, Kenmare

Pat & Josie O’Sullivan, Longford

Archbishop Dermot Clifford, Thurles

Bridget & Conor O’Connell, Killarney

Mary Lynch, Killarney

Eleanor Rosney, Killarney

Siobhan Fleming, Killarney

Rebecca & Jim McManaman, Virginia, USA

Fr Tim O’Sullivan, Derby, England

Eamon Browne, Tralee

Joan & Denis Counihan, Killarney

Sean & Mary Treacy, Killarney

Maria & Tony O’Brien, Killarney

Nan O’Leary, Cahersiveen

Fr Donncha O’Laocha, Tralee

John Fitzgerald, Tralee

Canon Owen Mangan, Knocknagoshel

Fr Tomas O’Hiceadha, Ballyferriter

Helen Murphy, Killarney
"A Wonderful Memorial - God Bless Ye All."

Fr Michael O'Donoghue, Newark, UK

Fr Luke Roche, Castlemaine

Fr John Shanahan, Valentia Island

Daniel & Abina Healy, New York

Margaret Considine, New York

Margaret & Michael Fogarty, New York

Cornelius & Nora Courtney, New York

Kathleen A O’Sullivan, New York

Ann & Patrick Heffernan, New York

Sally & Timothy O’Shea, New York

Christopher G O’Sullivan, New York

Eileen Dillon, New York

Allan Lieberman, New York

Mary Moore & Catherine Moore-Hickey, New York

Houlihan Business Brokers, New York

Ellen M Keane, New York

Jeremiah & Mary Cregan, New York

John & Margaret Fitzgerald, New York

Kerry Association, New York

O’Sullivan Auto Sales & Repairs, New York

Margaret Deely, New York

Tierney Motors, New York

Marden Hardware, New York

E.T. Kennedy Coastal Construction, New York

Houlihan & O’Malley Real Estate, New York

Cornelius & Margaret Buckley, New York

Denis & Esther Fitzgerald, New York

Wendy & William O’Sullivan, New York

Alfred M Groner, New York

Manning & Russo LLC, New York

Catherine & Michael Dermody, New York

Thomas & Ann Hanrahan, New York

Eltech Industries, New York

Batt O'Connor, Killarney

Harold Clifton, Killarney

Claire Mannix, Cork

Fionnula Creed, Cork

Dr Gary Stack, Killarney

Aida Phelops, Castletownbere, Cork

Mike Buckley, Kerry Coaches, Killarney

Eduard & Marian Schmidt-Zorner, Milltown

Jerome Curran,

Simon Mangan, Killarney

MC Construction, Killarney

Martin Hill, Hamburg

Tadgh Creed, Ballingeary

Batt Murphy, PGA Professional, Cork

Victor Mulcahy, Killarney Golf Club

Mr & Mrs Schmidt-Zorner, Milltown, Co. Kerry

Mary Meade, Cullen, Co. Cork

Mike Sweetman, Woodlawn, Killarney

Mike & Kate O‘Connor, Killcumin, Co. Kerry

Christy Lehane, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Gearoid O’Sullivan, Killorglin, Co. Kerry

Lynn Davis, Oklahoma, USA

Ann & Martin Rosney, Bray, Co.Wicklow

Bill O'Neill, Killarney

Conor Ellard, Tralee