Honouring the Vatican Pimpernel

Pictured at the official unveiling of the plaque at Old Chapel Lane, Tralee to mark the residence of Msgr Hugh O'Flaherty (1898 for two years), who saved the lives of over 6,500Allied soldiers and Jews during World War II, are: (front row) Cllr Sam Locke; Kathleen Browne; Kathleen O'Shea; Linda Louth; Dr John Beavis, 2014 Recipient of Hugh O'Flaherty International Humanitarian Award; Sen. Paul Coughlan; Cllr Norma Foley; Holoaust survivor Tommi Richentall, and Rev. Jane Galbraith, Church of Ireland. Back: Frank Hartnett; Gerry O'Grady President Hugh O'Flaherty Society; Chief Supt Pat Sullivan; Matt Leal; Dean of Kerry Fr Sean Hanafin PP; Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Jim Finucane; Kirslen Leal, Cousin of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty; Johnny McGuire, President Killarney Chamber of Tourism; Maurice O'Keeffe  and John Griffin, Kerry Tourism Officer. Photo: John Cleary