Welcome to the Friends of St Patrick of Hawaii Website!

Celtic Days in Hawai‘i Ne are upon us!

The Society of the Friend's of St. Patrick invite you to kick off the season by inviting you to the premier Irish event of the season, The 63rd Annual Emerald Ball.   The event, to be held at the Japanese Cultural Center in Moiliili near the University of Hawaii, will kick off at 5:00 pm with a silent auction with entertainment, an Irish dinner and dance to follow.  Go to the events page or click here to get your tickets.  

    CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

And be sure to come join with your friends and march in the 50th Annual Waikiki St. Patrick's Day Parade that will be held on Friday March 17.  The parade kicks off at noon so make plans to get there early.  Find more information on the events page.

We are fortunate here in Hawai‘i to have a number of Celtic organizations that share their convictions of friendship, culture and community 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 

 

Events

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Sunday

May 30

Tuesday

June 4

Sunday

June 6

Tuesday

June 9

Friday

June 10

Saturday

June 13

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

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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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Brian Grace is now a member of Friends of St. Patrick of Hawaii
Apr 14
Profile IconPatrick Flynn and Barbara Flynn joined Friends of St. Patrick of Hawaii
Mar 15
Sloane Struse posted a status
"Getting ready to deploy to Kabul! No beer there, bummer!!"
Mar 5
David Reid posted a status
"Stunned. I just found out I'm in charge of tomorrow's meeting!"
Feb 17
David Reid left a comment for Michael Patrick McConnell
"Welcome to our club.   If you're available tomorrow afternoon, we hope you can join us for the Irish humour meeting in the Celtic Room of O'Toole's Irish Pub at 3:30"
Feb 17
Michael Patrick McConnell updated their profile
Feb 16
Michael Patrick McConnell is now a member of Friends of St. Patrick of Hawaii
Feb 16
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Blue Shamrock Kilted Classic Golf Tournament at Pearl Country Club

April 23, 2017 from 9:45am to 7pm
The Saint Andrew Society of Hawaii & The Friends of Saint Patrick would like to invite you to play in the 2017 Blue Shamrock Kilted Classic Golf Tournament.Please come out and join us for a fun day of superb golf, food, beverages, and prizes!Sunday, April 23, 2017Pearl Country ClubRegistration begins at 9:45 amPutting event begins at 10:30 amTee times begin at 11:40 am  Tournament entry is $175 per player & includes:Green feeGolf cartTournament logo golf hat and 6-pack soft sided cooler…See More
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63rd Annual Emerald Ball at Japanese Cultural Center, Manoa Ballroom

March 4, 2017 from 5pm to 11pm
Come join the Friends of St. Patrick for the premier gathering of the Irish/Celtic Community in Hawaii.  Get your tickets HERE. The dinner event encourages Celtic Dress, Aloha attire, or the opportunity to dress up. Entertainment will be provided by the Celtic Waves, Hawaii Irish Dance, and the Celtic Pipes & Drums of Hawaii. There will also be a silent auction for a chance to win some very nice Irish/Celtic items. The…See More
Feb 4
Philip R Broms is now a member of Friends of St. Patrick of Hawaii
Jan 30
Nancy J. Smiley, MD is attending Kevin Kelly's event

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

January 21, 2017 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 17
Sara and Clint Mooers is now a member of Friends of St. Patrick of Hawaii
Jan 2
Dubhan Clark is now a member of Friends of St. Patrick of Hawaii
Dec 13, 2016
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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 EVENT BUFFET DINNER, HOSTED DRINKS,DANCE TO OLDIES AND CLASSIC ROCK & ROLL WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY JAKE & THE SIDEWINDERS THE BEST NEW YEARS EVE VALUE WITH ALL THE ABOVE INCLUDED FOR $55 PER PERSON INCLUDING TAX & FEES, $8.00 VALIDATED PARKING ON SITE…See More
Dec 11, 2016
Eddie Schott commented on Kevin Kelly's event Guinness Toast & Joke Contest
"Go raibth maith agat for the update. I'm working to get there. Or rather trying to not work so I can get there."
Dec 9, 2016
Lynn and Rick Scully and Jodi Bearden are now friends
Dec 7, 2016
Kevin Kelly shared their event on Facebook
Dec 7, 2016
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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 EVENT BUFFET DINNER, HOSTED DRINKS,DANCE TO OLDIES AND CLASSIC ROCK & ROLL WITH LIVE ENTERTAINMENT BY JAKE & THE SIDEWINDERS THE BEST NEW YEARS EVE VALUE WITH ALL THE ABOVE INCLUDED FOR $55 PER PERSON INCLUDING TAX & FEES, $8.00 VALIDATED PARKING ON SITE…See More
Dec 7, 2016
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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
Dec 7, 2016

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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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