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Hugh O’Flaherty, a Killarney native in Co. Kerry, was awarded the highest honours, including the Congressional Medal of Freedom, the Commander of the British Empire and was the first Irishman proudly named Notary of the Holy Office.
A local committee in Killarney dedicated to spreading the good works of Hugh O’Flaherty spent many years organising events and fundraising for a statue to be erected in his honour. The unveiling of the Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Statue took place in Killarney on October 30th 2013 and will forever mark a fitting tribute to a local hero.
In traditional Irish music, Johnny O’Leary was known for his unique style of Sliabh Luachra music and subsequently brought interest and awareness from a much greater audience.
Johnny played from his heart, with enthusiasm and conviction. A man of many talents, he was a great character that will always be remembered with deep affection.0
The names of all those who have been paid tribute to, are also present in the garden.
The memorial was commissioned to pay tribute and honour the lives of hundreds of soldiers from the locality who died fighting for the allies in France, Dardanelles, Gallipoli and Belgium between 1914 and 1918.