Welcome to the Friends of St Patrick of Hawaii Website!

Click Here for Information on the 2016 Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick National Summit – October 13-16, 2016 in Honolulu

There's so much happening in our Celtic Community that we're now focusing on getting the word out to the Friend's of St. Patrick members so that they can enjoy the friendship and camaraderie of all of our local organizations including:

  • Society of the Friends of St. Patrick of Hawai'i 
  • Saint Andrew Society of Hawai'i 
  • 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 

Thanks to the leaders and members of these organizations for coming together to support each other and further Celtic culture in Hawai'i. Click on the links below for the latest Celtic Calendar and Irish Music Calendar and make plans to come to an event this month.

Finally, if you're not a member, just click on the 'Sign Up' link to the right and you can join online! We'll be looking forward to seeing you soon.

Sláinte,

Your Board of Directors

Below is the latest calendar for the Friend's of St. Patrick

Events

February 20

Saturday

March 5

Saturday

March 6

Sunday

March 17

Thursday

March 20

Sunday

March 27

Sunday

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

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Irish Humor Meeting at Celtic Room behind O'Toole's

February 20, 2016 from 3pm to 6pm
 I hope you can be there for this month’s membership meeting.   The theme for February is Irish Humor.       There will be a prize of a Celtic pen for the funniest joke, and then a dram of whiskey for anyone who can possibly tell a cornier joke than I.      We will begin the meeting as always with the pledge of Allegiance and  a chorus of “If You’re Irish”.  We’ll follow with a brief recant of future events and activities then hop into the focus of the afternoon - funny stories and jokes.  …See More
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Blue Shamrock Kilted Classic Golf Tournament at Pearl Country Club

April 3, 2016 from 10am to 7pm
What, a Scottish golf tournament with players in kilts in Hawaii???  Yes, the Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii and the Friends of Saint Patrick are holding their annual Blue Shamrock Kilted Golf Classic Tournament at Pearl Country Club on Sunday, April 3, 2016.  This year the hole-in-one Grand Prize is an all-travel-paid trip to Scotland for two players with their spouses for a week, playing at four of its most distinguished courses.  Many other prizes for best players and for best efforts will…See More
Jan 30
Lynn and Rick Scully is attending Kevin Kelly's event
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62nd Annual Emerald Ball at Japanese Cultural Center, Manoa Ballroom

March 5, 2016 from 5pm to 11pm
Join the Friends of St. Patrick for their biggest event of the year.  There will be plenty of entertainment hosted by Master of Ceremony James McCarthy.  Come early and have cocktails at the full no-host bar while you browse the silent auction.  Later, enjoy an Irish feast with your friends and stay for the announcement of the 2015 Hawaii Irish-person of the Year.  Attendance is limited so get a group together and book a table now!See More
Jan 27
Karen Goodwin is attending Kevin Kelly's event
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62nd Annual Emerald Ball at Japanese Cultural Center, Manoa Ballroom

March 5, 2016 from 5pm to 11pm
Join the Friends of St. Patrick for their biggest event of the year.  There will be plenty of entertainment hosted by Master of Ceremony James McCarthy.  Come early and have cocktails at the full no-host bar while you browse the silent auction.  Later, enjoy an Irish feast with your friends and stay for the announcement of the 2015 Hawaii Irish-person of the Year.  Attendance is limited so get a group together and book a table now!See More
Jan 25
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Jan 25
Karen Goodwin posted a status
"looking for the link to but my tickets to the Emerald Ball"
Jan 25
David Reid posted a status
"Look for a welcome packet soon from your membership chair, me. Looking forward to meeting y'all."
Jan 19
Kevin Kelly left a comment for David And Krista Mulligan
"Welcome aboard.  Will look forward to meeting you both."
Jan 15
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Jan 14
David And Krista Mulligan posted a status
"We are gearing up for a great St Patick's season here on the Big Island under the fine leadership of Lynn and Rick Scully! See you all soon!"
Jan 14
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"Whawe are gearing up for the busy St Patrick's season over here on the Big Island.. Under the fine leadership of Rick and Lynn Scully..We l"
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Jan 6
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Jan 6
Lynn and Rick Scully is attending Kevin Kelly's event

Ceade Mille Failte Meeting at Celtic Room of O’Toole’s Irish Pub

January 16, 2016 from 3:30pm to 6pm
It is our annual 100,000 welcomes  - the first meeting of the new year when our President, Tim Dunne, first welcomes us all into 2016 then reports on our scholarship and benevolence programs,  and then details all that is planned for this historic year.   Spoiler alert:  Besides being the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, this year will also be the first year that we, the Friends of St. Patrick Hawaii,  host the national meeting of the Friendly Sons of St Patrick.        Also,…See More
Jan 6
Lynn and Rick Scully posted a status
"Heading over from the Big Island for the meeting on the 16th. We miss our Irish brothers and sisters!"
Jan 5
Kevin Kelly posted an event

Ceade Mille Failte Meeting at Celtic Room of O’Toole’s Irish Pub

January 16, 2016 from 3:30pm to 6pm
It is our annual 100,000 welcomes  - the first meeting of the new year when our President, Tim Dunne, first welcomes us all into 2016 then reports on our scholarship and benevolence programs,  and then details all that is planned for this historic year.   Spoiler alert:  Besides being the 100th anniversary of the Easter Rising in Dublin, this year will also be the first year that we, the Friends of St. Patrick Hawaii,  host the national meeting of the Friendly Sons of St Patrick.        Also,…See More
Jan 5
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Jan 2
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62nd Annual Emerald Ball at Japanese Cultural Center, Manoa Ballroom

March 5, 2016 from 5pm to 11pm
Join the Friends of St. Patrick for their biggest event of the year.  There will be plenty of entertainment hosted by Master of Ceremony James McCarthy.  Come early and have cocktails at the full no-host bar while you browse the silent auction.  Later, enjoy an Irish feast with your friends and stay for the announcement of the 2015 Hawaii Irish-person of the Year.  Attendance is limited so get a group together and book a table now!See More
Jan 2
Patrick McGivern is now a member of Friends of St. Patrick of Hawaii
Dec 9, 2015

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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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