Monsignor Hugh O’Flahertys Grave, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Kerry, Ireland – Things to See and Do

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  • Created: October 15, 2013
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kerry
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Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty the famous World War II figure was born in Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland. During World War II he ran a network that helped Jews and allied pilots escape Nazi persecution. He is estimated to have saved about 4,000 people. Msgr. O’Flaherty narrowly escaped capture on several occasions and his exploits earned him the nickname the Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican and his story is told in the movie The Scarlet and the Black. He is buried behind the Daniel O'Connell Memorial Church in Cahirciveen, County Kerry, Ireland.

1. Monsignor Hugh O'Flahertys Grave, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Kerry, Ireland - Things to See and Do

Altitude: 15 m

Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty the famous World War II figure was born in Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland. During World War II he ran a network that helped Jews and allied pilots escape Nazi persecution. He is estimated to have saved about 4,000 people. Msgr. O’Flaherty narrowly escaped capture on several occasions and his exploits earned him the nickname the Scarlet Pimpernel of the Vatican and his story is told in the movie The Scarlet and the Black. He is buried behind the Daniel O’Connell Memorial Church in Cahirciveen, County Kerry, Ireland.