Plaque Unveiled at first Kerry Home of Msgr. Hugh O'Flaherty in Tralee

15 November, 2014

As part of the 7th Hugh O'Flaherty Memorial Weekend on Saturday November 15th 2014, Mayor  of Kerry Cllr. Jim Finnucane and President of Killarney Chamber of Commerce, Johnny McGuire, unveiled a Commemorative Plaque on the wall of what was the original O'Flaherty home in Chapel Street, Tralee

The building is now The Huddle Bar. When Msgr Hugh O'Flaherty's father, who was a serving member of the RIC, was transferred to Tralee in 1897 they moved into No. 10 Old Chapel Lane (now Chapel Street).

The Msgr was born on February 28th 1898 in his maternal grandmothers home in Lisrobin in North Cork, but within a few days, he and his mother returned to their home in Tralee.  His sister was born a year later in Tralee and sometime during the autumn of 1900, they moved to Kilgarvan after his father was promoted to Asst. Sgt and was transferred to Kilgarvan.
A large crowd attended the unveiling, including members of the Hugh O'Flaherty Memorial Committee and some relations of the Monsignor's from the USA.  Also in attendance were Dr John Beavis (the 2014 recipient of the Hugh O'Flaherty Humanitarian Award) and Holocaust survivor, Tomi Reichental who was the Keynote Speaker for the 2014 Memorial Weekend.