Welcome to the Friends of St Patrick of Hawaii Website!

The holidays are in full swing with lots of merrymaking opportunities for the Friends of St Patrick.  The annual Christmas party as Ferguson's was a tremendous success.  Members of the FOSP and the Saint Andrew Society of Hawai'i joined together for an evening of drink, food and fun and in the process collected more than a sleigh full of toys for the kids at Kapiolani Women's and Children's Hospital.  Thanks to everyone who came for your generosity.

You can also see the list of 2015 FOSP events below this message.  Its not too early to mark your calendar for the Emerald Ball, St. Patrick's Day parade or anything Society gathering in between. Note that you can buy tickets to many of our events, including the Emerald Ball, online here on our website.  

Also new is a link to the Consolidated Celtic Calendar.  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.

Sláinte,

Your Board of Directors

Click here for the Consolidated Celtic Calendar

Events

January 30

Friday

January 31

Saturday

March 7

Saturday

March 17

Tuesday

March 29

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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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
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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
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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
Jan 12
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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
Jan 7
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Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones at Irish Rose Saloon

January 31, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones are coming back to Hawaii.  This is a 21 and over only event.Ticket Prices are $20.00 General Public  /  $15.00 Student / Military / Members of the Friends of Saint PatrickGet your tickets now.  See More
Jan 7
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Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones at Anna O'Brien's

January 30, 2015 from 8pm to 11pm
Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones are coming back to Hawaii.  This is an all Ages show (No Smoking) Children under 18 Accompanied by adult are free.Ticket Prices are $20.00 General Public  /  $15.00 Student / Military / Members of the Friends of Saint PatrickGet your tickets now.  See More
Jan 7
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Hawaii Irish Dance Ceili at Anna O'Brien's

January 10, 2015 from 3pm to 8pm
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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
Jan 7
David Reid liked Kevin Kelly's event 48th Annual St Patrick's Day Parade
Jan 7
David Reid left a comment for RC Anderson, Ph.D.
"Welcome.   Hope to meet you soon."
Jan 7
RC Anderson, Ph.D. is now a member of Friends of St. Patrick of Hawaii
Jan 6
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Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones at Irish Rose Saloon

January 31, 2015 from 6pm to 9pm
Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones are coming back to Hawaii.  This is a 21 and over only event.Ticket Prices are $20.00 General Public  /  $15.00 Student / Military / Members of the Friends of Saint PatrickGet your tickets now.  See More
Jan 5
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Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones at Anna O'Brien's

January 30, 2015 from 8pm to 11pm
Derek Warfield and the Young Wolfe Tones are coming back to Hawaii.  This is an all Ages show (No Smoking) Children under 18 Accompanied by adult are free.Ticket Prices are $20.00 General Public  /  $15.00 Student / Military / Members of the Friends of Saint PatrickGet your tickets now.  See More
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Hawaii Irish Dance Ceili at Anna O'Brien's

January 10, 2015 from 3pm to 8pm
Join for some traditional Irish dance.See More
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Nicole Wilder commented on Kevin Kelly's event Hawaii Irish Dance Ceili
"Seems like the email address listed above got cut off. Please email hawaii.irishdance@gmail.com for more information or visit www.hawaiiirishdance.com"
Dec 21, 2014
David Reid left a comment for Carol Anne Gordon
"A, Carol Anne, welcome to the Friends of St Patrick.  Linda and I look forward to meeting you soon.     Slan,     David Reid"
Dec 17, 2014
Carol Anne Gordon is now a member of Friends of St. Patrick of Hawaii
Dec 16, 2014

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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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