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The funeral of Mons Hugh O'Flaherty, The Scarlet Pimpernel, at the Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church Cahersiveen, County Kerry in November 1963. <br />
Photo Donal MacMonagle<br />
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THE President of Ireland was represented by Lt. Col. J. A. _O'Reitly at the funeral of the Right Rev. Mons Hugh O"Flaherty, a native of Killarney, who died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Bridie Sheehan, West Main Street, Caherciveen, last week.<br />
The late Monsignor O' Flaherty who had spent thirty-six years of his priestly life in the Vatican City until he retired in ill-health in 196O became internationally famous tor his work, in helping thousands of allied soldiers and prisoners-of-war to escape from Italy during the German occupation in World War II.<br />
The remains were interred in the grounds of the O'Connell Memorial Church following Solemn Requiem Mass at noon on Sunday.<br />
Right, Rev. Mons. J. Lane, P.P., V.F., V.G., was the celebrant of the Mass with. Rev. R. Flavin . CC, as deacon and Fr. S. McSweeney, C.C.,, as sub-deacon.<br />
The choir of Holy Cross Church, conducted by Mr. Liam Hurley, B.A., sang the Sacred .Music.<br />
Monsignor Lane conducted the obsequies at the graveside.<br />
The chief mourners were: Mrs. B. Sheefian, Caherciveen (sister); Mr. J O'Flaherty, Killarney (brother); the Misses Pearl, and, Philomena O'Flaherly (nieces); Messrs., Hugh and Seamus O'Flaherty (nephews); Mrs. Mia O'Flaherty, Galway (sister-in-law) and Mr. and Mrs. R. O' Flaherty, Caherciveen; Mrs. A. Cronin, Cionbannin (cousins). Among the large number of clergy present were Very. Rev. T O'Sullivan, P.P.. Vaientia, Very Rev. A. J. Hawney_, P.P., Glenfiesk, Very Rev. M. F, Dennehy, P.P., Waterville,,, Very Rev. D. Marigan, P.P., _Caherdaniel, Very Rev. J. J. Murphy, P.P., Bally bunion _. Very Rev. G
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