Patrons of Hugh O'Flaherty Society

Patron of the Hugh O'Flaherty Society


The Society was founded in 2008 to honour the memory of Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty. 

The Society hopes to achieve its aims by:

  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.

Patrons are those who contribute a minimum of €1000 towards the objectives of the Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Society.  This may be done in a number of ways, for instance:

  • An Individual or Corporate body may contribute over a period of time, e.g., 2 or 3  years.
  • A Family or Group of Friends or Colleagues may pool resources.
  • A School or Society may run an event in support of the project.
On completion of the donation, a 20cm Maquette of the life-size bronze statue that has been commissioned for his native Killarney will be presented to the donor.

The statue shows Monsignor in a soutane striding purposefully, with Roman hat and breviary in hand.

These Maquettes are from a limited edition of 50 and each one bears the Issue Number and the Sculptor’s signature.

Patrons will also receive a copy of the Igloo Films / TG4 Hugh O’Flaherty documentary titled “The Pimpernel of the Vatican” and a “Friends of Hugh O’Flaherty Society” Lapel Pin.

They will also receive invitations to the events of the O’Flaherty Memorial Weekend held in Killarney in November each year.

Patrons will be acknowledged in the Patron's List on the  www.hughoflaherty.com website (unless they wish to remain anonymous). 

If you wish to receive more information on becoming a Patron and supporting the aims of the Society, without obligation please contact us on info@hughoflaherty.com or call +353 (0)64 6637928+353 (0)64 6637928

Thank you to our generous Patrons (**including those who wish to remain anonymous)


Dr Veronica Dunne, Dublin

Justice Hugh & Kay O’Flaherty, Dublin

Pearl & Con Dineen, Cahersiveen

Mrs Sheila Courtney & Family, Killarney

Brian Fleming (Author), Dublin (Honorary)

Stephen Walker (Author), Belfast (Honorary)

Fr Kenneth O’Riordan (R.I.P), Killarney

Michael Hegarty, Killarney

Senator Paul Coghlan, Killarney

Michael Larkin Solicitors, Killarney

Michael O Donoghue, Killarney Plaza Hotel

Bishop Bill Murphy, Killarney

Presentation Brothers Monastery, Killarney & Dublin

A.W.B. Vincent (R.I.P), Monaco & Killarney

Deirdre Waldron & Greg Canty, Fuzion PR, Cork

Malton & Killarney Park Hotels and Killarney Bookshop, Killarney

**JM, Dublin

John Leen, Killarney

Fr. Nicholas Flynn, Killeentierna

Frs, Thomas & Donal Looney, Dingle & Killarney

Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Killarney & Dublin

Fr Jim Kennelly, Boherbue, Cork

""SOM, Killarney

Fr Pat Horgan, Killarney

Isobel O’Regan, Cork

Franciscan Order, Killarney

Fr Thomas Kearney, Dublin

Mr John Donnelly, Dublin

Killarney Chamber of Tourism & Commerce

Cormac Casey,
Killarney Advertiser & KC Print (Honorary)

Don MacMonagle, MacMonagle Photography (Honorary)

**N & M H, Kerry

Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney

Bricin Restaurant & Shop, Killarney

Canon D B Lordan, Wrexham, Wales

Fr. Michael Campbell, Co.Cork

Senator Labhras O' Murchu, Dublin

Fr. Pat Sugrue, Killarney

Killarney Credit Union

Kerry County Council

Kerry School of Music
(Honorary)

Kerry London Association

Killarney-London Reunion Committee

Fr. Padraig Walsh,
Tralee

SBP,  Tralee

Fr. Padraig O'Fiannachta, An Daingean

Killarney Arts

Dan Tim O'Sullivan, London

Fr. Niall Howard, Killarney

Mary Shanahan, Killarney

Killarney Looking Good

Brian McCarthy, Fexco, Killorglin

Fr Gearoid Walsh, Castletownbere

A. W., Cork

Patrick O'Donoghue,
Gleneagle Hotel Group, Killarney