Welcome to the Friends of St Patrick of Hawaii Website!


It official!  

Mayor Kirk Caldwell has declared March 1 to April 18, 2015 Celtic Days in Honolulu. Click on the link below this message and you see a list of all of the Celtic events in Hawaii sponsored by the following organizations:

  • 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.

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.


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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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"I am so happy and proud to be a part of such a fantastic group of folks!"
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Kilted Classic Golf Tournament at Pearl Country Club

March 29, 2015 from 10am to 7pm
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.If you have not paid yet, you can pay the day of tournament via cash, check, or credit card.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, March 29th 2015.  This year the hole-in-one Grand Prize is an all-travel-paid trip to Scotland for two players…See More
Kevin Kelly posted events
Mar 14
David Reid left a comment for Daniel Patrick McLaughlin
"Daniel,  welcome to our group.   I hope you're able to join us for some of the fun this month especially the parade and the block party on St Patrick's Day.    I'm a relatively new member myself, but we still have…"
Mar 12
David Reid left a comment for James Craig Irish
"Aloha James.   Céad mílle fáilte.  We're glad to welcome you into group.  Whether you're in Honolulu now or later, we'll be looking forward to meeting you.   First beer is on me. "
Mar 12
James Craig Irish is now a member of Friends of St. Patrick of Hawaii
Mar 12
Daniel Patrick McLaughlin posted a status
"I'm signing up in honor of my father, Charles D. McLaughlin who was a member years ago!"
Mar 9
Daniel Patrick McLaughlin is now a member of Friends of St. Patrick of Hawaii
Mar 9
Sloane Struse posted a status
"The 2015 Emerald Ball was blast! Rin and I really enjoyed the event and meeting so many great new friends!"
Mar 8
David Reid posted a status
"Just got home from the Emerald Ball. A wonderful event - savage craic! Feeling very lucky to belong to such a wonderful group of people."
Mar 8
Sloane Struse commented on Kevin Kelly's event 2015 Emerald Ball
"My wife, Rin, and I will be there! See you all there. V/R, Sloane"
Mar 1
Profile IconSloane Struse and Orla Donlyn are attending Kevin Kelly's event

2015 Emerald Ball at Japanese Cultural Center, Manoa Ballroom

March 7, 2015 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.  Get a group together and book a table now.  Attendance is limited.$75 per person (same price as last year!).  Get your tickets…See More
Mar 1
Nelson Lampert posted a status
"This uear we cannot allow animals to march in the parade. it is too late too notify the City and County. Nellie"
Feb 26
Christina Polston commented on Kevin Kelly's event 2015 Emerald Ball
"Wish we could attend, Rick had to go to the mainland for family.  Hope everyone has fun, look forward to seeing pictures of the festivities. "
Feb 25
Christina Polston commented on Kevin Kelly's event 48th Annual St Patrick's Day Parade
"May the Wolfhounds and I attend?"
Feb 25
Christina Polston is attending Kevin Kelly's event

48th Annual St Patrick's Day Parade at Ft. DeRussey on Kalakaua Ave.

March 17, 2015 from 12pm to 2pm
Join the Friends in the best St Patrick's Day parade in the Pacific.  It steps off from Ft. DeRussey at noon and proceeds down Kalakaua Ave. to Kapiolani Park.For more information or to have your group participate in the parade, please click HERE or go to the Parade section of this website.To become a parade volunteer, please contact the Parade Chair, Nelson Lampert, at: kerlampert@aol.comSee More
Feb 25
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Words to Recruiting Song

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




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,…


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.


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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