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


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August 8


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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SASH/FOSP Sunset Celtic Cruise at Makani Catamaran, Kewalo Basin Boat Harbor Slip #1

August 8, 2015 from 5pm to 7:30pm
SASH/FOSP Sunset Celtic Cruise 2015Makani Catamaran$40 per person includes 2 hour sunset sail 5:30-7:30PM, dinner, & 2 drinks Park at lot by the boat for $1/hour,or at Ward Shopping Center & walk over Casual AttireGuests & all ages welcome To RSVP, call Makani Catamaran (808) 591-9000,& tell them you are with the “Celtic Cruise” group Island Dinner Menu:Grilled Teriyaki ChickenIsland Style Beef and Vegetable Stir Fry with Onion, Carrots & CelerySteamed…See More
Apr 16
David Reid commented on Kevin Kelly's event Golden Pratie Golf Match
"Drat.   I will be off island.   And just when I was getting better - I can consistently get past the ladies tees now in under 3 strokes."
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Membership Meeting-Irish History at Celtic Room-Behind O'Toole's

May 16, 2015 from 3:30pm to 5pm
Join the Friends of St. Patrick as we explore Irish History.   See More
Apr 15
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The Humble Hooligans return to Honolulu! at Kelley O'Neil's, O'Toole's, and Irish Rose Saloon

April 15, 2015 to April 19, 2015
This punk rock/traditional Irish band will be hitting  Honolulu again in April for five shows! They'll be appearing at:Kelley O'Neil's on Thursday 4/16 and Saturday 4/18O'Toole's on Wed. 4/15 and Fri. 4/17Irish Rose on Sunday the 19thThis band started unassumingly way back in 2004 as a four piece with a dream to make Irish music in their style. They have played with as many as seven members and as few as two, but the one thing that never changed is their love of performing Irish music in front…See More
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"Welcome Steph!  I'll have your membership card for you at our membership this Saturday.   We'll all be looking forward to meeting you. "
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Mar 26
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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
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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


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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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