Nominations invited for Hugh O’Flaherty Award

The Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Society is inviting nominations for the 2015 Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award as part of the 8th annual memorial weekend in honour of the Monsignor, which will take place from Friday October 30 to Sunday November 1 in Killarney, Co. Kerry.

Msgr O’Flaherty was dubbed the Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican for his exploits during World War I when he saved more than 6,500 Jews and Allied escapees in Rome.

Nominations in no more than 500 words should be submitted in writing to the Awards Committee by post to Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Society, c/o Killarney Chamber of Commerce, 2nd Floor TIO Building, Beech Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry or by e-mail to before Friday, June 26.