Hugh O'Flaherty Memorial Weekend - 2011

10 October, 2011

Hugh O'Flaherty Memorial Weekend

The third annual Hugh O'Flaherty Memorial Weekend will take place in Killarney from Friday 4th November to Sunday 6th November.

The weekend will see quite a busy programme:

Friday November 4th 2011:

5.00.p.m. – Killarney Outlet Centre

“Hugh O’Flaherty Photo Exhibition” & “Irish Soldier 1913-1945 Artefacts Exhibition”

Stephen Walker (author of “Hide & Seek”) will officially open the joint exhibition.

Saturday November 5th 2011:

7.00.p.m – 7.45.p.m. McShain Suite Killarney Plaza Hotel

Screening of  the widely acclaimed “Pimpernel sa Vatican” – TG4 Documentary, which was edited/produced by the Monsignor’s grand-niece, Catherine O’Flaherty
8.00.p.m. – 10.00.p.m. (approx.) McShain Suite Killarney Plaza Hotel

2011 Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award - Award presented to 2011 recipient by Cllr. Sean Counihan, Mayor of Killarney.

Keynote Speaker – Stephen Walker, author of “Hide & Seek”, the acclaimed book dealing with Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty and the Rome Escape Line.

Book signing by Stephen Walker will take place during the interval and after the ceremony.

Blew Door Drama Group – first performance of their new short drama on the life of the Monsignor.

Sunday November 6th 2011:

10.30.a.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral

“Special Oireachtas Mass” – Oireachtas 2011 is taking place in Killarney on the same weekend as the Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Weekend. 

The Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral is a special mass in Irish for the Oireachtas delegates and the Monsignor will be remembered at the ceremony.