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World War II Irish hero given a landmark public memorial

 

 

Hero priest Hugh O'Flaherty
Hero priest Hugh O’Flaherty

 

The statue of Father Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, the Irish priest credited with saving the lives of 6,500 Jews and Allied escapees in Rome during the Second World War, will shortly be unveiled in his hometown.

The memorial, created to become a landmark in the popular tourist town of Killarney, County Kerry will reportedly be unveiled on October 30.

Currently sculptor Alan Ryan Hall is said to be completing the work in his studio in Valentia, County Kerry. A Killarney committee commenced the project five years ago and twenty five submissions were ultimately considered before Hall’s was picked.

Committee chairman Jerry O’Grady told the press: ‘We were immediately struck by the energy and incredible reality of Alan’s proposal and are thrilled with the final outcome. From the moment…

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Posted October 12, 2013 by Matthew in Uncategorized

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