Welcome to the Friends of St Patrick of Hawaii Website!

Its that time of year when we gather with family and friends to reflect on lives and give thanks for all of the fortune and love in our lives.  We share food, drink, and stories and, as our relationships grow stronger and deeper,  we reach out to hose in our community who are less fortunate than ourselves.  We are fortunate here in Hawai‘i to have a number of Celtic organizations that share these convictions and we thank all of you and the leaders and members of these organizations for coming together to support each other and further Celtic culture in Hawai'i. 

  • Society of the Friends of St. Patrick of Hawai'i 
  • Saint Andrew Society of Hawai'i (SASH)
  • Caledonian Society
  • Celtic Pipes & Drums of Hawai'i
  • Scottish American Military Society Post 808
  • Hawai'i Scottish Association
  • Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
  • Hawai'i Irish Dance 

Please see the event listing below and join with your fellow Friends for our annual Christmas Party at Ferguson's and make you plans now to ring in the New Year at the best New Year's Eve party in Waikiki; $55 includes all the food you can eat, open bar, and live music!

Also remember that January 30 is the deadline for submitting scholarship applications.  If any of your deserving young scholars are trying to figure out how to pay for college, have them check out the Scholarship link above.

Events

December 13

Tuesday

December 17

Saturday

December 20

Tuesday

December 27

Tuesday

Irish generosity over the years

This year, the annual World Giving Index ranked Ireland as the most generous country in Europe, based on data gathered from the Gallup World Poll about respondents' charitable activities.

A rich legacy of Irish giving exists on both sides of the Atlantic. Consider Philadelphia's Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, a society dedicated to providing education and charity for more than 240 years.

"The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick is one of the most dynamic and vibrant charitable and education-oriented forces in the Philadelphia Irish community," asserts Thomas Lyons 2d, the group's historian.

Founded in 1771 to provide relief for Irish immigrants, the Friendly Sons included many Revolutionary notables: Thomas Fitzsimons, Robert Morris, and Commodore John Barry, "father of the American navy." George Washington was made an honorary member in 1782. Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin attended some of the group's early meetings.

As Irish immigration to America swelled in the 1840s due to the Great Hunger, the charitable work of the Friendly Sons grew accordingly. Benevolent efforts soon expanded beyond the Irish community - victims of the Johnstown flood and San Francisco earthquake, veterans of the Spanish-American War, and the Russian Jewish Relief Fund all received assistance.

After the 1922 establishment of the Irish Free State, the Friendly Sons donated $5,000 to alleviate the suffering of those affected by hostilities.

As conditions in Ireland improved and immigration abated, the focus of the group shifted to promoting closer ties between America and Ireland. The installation of the Barry statue outside Independence Hall and the Fitzsimons monument in Logan Square evidenced this new direction and showed the contribution of the Irish to American society. Since World War II, the Friendly Sons have also provided scholarships for Irish graduate students to study in America.

The Friendly Sons is the second-oldest continuously meeting Irish organization in the United States, and currently has more than 1,200 members.


Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/opinion/20141207_Irish_generosity_over_the_years.html#SLGs0JtHBH4Fs3ML.99

Sponsors & Friends

 

Join Fiona Ritchie on Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. for The Thistle & Shamrock on Hawaii Public Radio.  Hear wild fiddle music and singing in the language of the Gael. 

 
 
 

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NEW YEARS EVE PARTY at HILTON DOUBLETREE ALANA WAIKIKI

December 31, 2016 at 8pm to January 1, 2017 at 1am
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!MEMBERS, FRIENDS AND THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE FRIENDS,WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN US AT THE PIKAKE ROOM OF THE HILTON DOUBLETREE ALANA WAIKIKI FOR A NEW YEARS EVE EVENTBUFFET DINNER, HOSTED DRINKS,DANCE TO OLDIES AND CLASSIC ROCK & ROLL WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY JAKE & THE SIDEWINDERSTHE BEST NEW YEARS EVE VALUE WITH ALL THE ABOVE INCLUDED FOR $55 PER PERSON INCLUDING TAX & FEES$8.00 VALIDATED PARKING ON SITEPLEASE RSVP TO BILL COMERFORD AT …See More
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Friends of Saint Patrick Chrismas Party at Ferguson's

December 11, 2016 from 4pm to 8pm
Bring out your Christmas cheer along with a filing dish to douse with beer. We'll have some egg nog and dainties with pints and slaintes.  Carols and smiles and toys in piles. Most of all bring you and a friend or two. Merry Christmas to all.Post Party the Town Pants will be playing at O'Toole's for the evening.Be sure to bring a wrapped present for the kids at Kapiolani Women's and Children's Hospital (label them as girl or boy).See More
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Membership Meeting-Irish Music at Celtic Room-Behind O'Toole's

May 20, 2017 from 3:30pm to 5pm
Join the Friends of St. Patrick as we explore Irish Music.   We encourage those with instruments to bring them down-and we may have a session with whatever will be on hand!See More
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Guinness Toast & Joke Contest at O'Toole's

November 19, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9pm
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Guinness Toast & Joke Contest at O'Toole's

February 18, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9pm
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Guinness Toast & Joke Contest at O'Toole's

January 15, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9pm
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Guinness Toast & Joke Contest at O'Toole's

January 16, 2017 from 7:30pm to 9pm
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Guinness Toast & Joke Contest at O'Toole's

December 19, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9pm
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Mary's Baby Shower

A few of the Friends of St Patrick wishing Mary and Noah's new addition a welcome to our community.
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Guinness Toast & Joke Contest at O'Toole's

November 21, 2016 from 7:30pm to 9pm
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Gaelic Sports

Posted by Damian Vacin on August 16, 2015 at 5:18am 1 Comment

Is anyone who is a part of this group interested in playing hurling of gaelic football? If so please respond to this post.

Thanks,

Damian Vacin

Words to Recruiting Song

Posted by Rosanne T. Donohoe on February 12, 2012 at 2:08pm 0 Comments

SOCIETY OF THE FRIENDS OF ST. PATRICK

RECRUITING SONG

 

If you’re Irish come into the parlor

There’s a welcome there for you,

 

And if your name is Timothy or Pat,

So long as you come from Ireland

There’s a welcome on the mat.

If you come from the Mountains of Mourne

Or Killarney’s Lakes so blue,

We’ll sing you a song

We’ll make a fuss

Whoever you are, you’re one of us,

If you’re Irish,…

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The Celtic Keiki are looking forward to the Emerald Ball - Join Us!

Posted by The Celtic Keiki on February 6, 2012 at 1:19pm 0 Comments

The Emerald Ball is one of the very best parties hosted by The Friends of St. Patrick.  The Ball is a night filled with kilts, kegs, corned beef, cabbage, Irish Music, Dance, Song and Whiskey!  Come to visit with old friends and make some new ones!

New Board Members

Posted by Kevin Kelly on December 11, 2011 at 7:10pm 0 Comments

The following  have stepped up to the plate and offered their services and at our last Board of Directors meeting these gentlemen were added as Directors, Matt McConnell, Chuck Wall, and Clark Ratliffe, we also named Joshua Beal as an alternate director.

Library

Posted by Kevin Kelly on December 11, 2011 at 7:00pm 0 Comments

Ian Wilson has donated a large number of books many of which are unique and difficult to find.  They are in the E & J Lounge offices above at 10 Marin Lane.  These books will be reference only and may be viewed or used by appointment. Please Contact Bill Comerford to use them.

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