The 20th Annual Michael Flannery Testimonial Awards Dinner, New York

The 20th Annual Michael Flannery Testimonial Awards Dinner, New York


The 20th Annual Michael Flannery Testimonial Awards Dinner will be held this year at 7:00pm on Saturday, October 17th, 2015 at Rory Dolans, 890 Mclean Avenue, Yonkers, New York.

This year’s honorees are:

The Michael & Pearl Flannery Spirit of Freedom Award        Jack O'Brien, D.C   

The Sr. Sarah Clarke Human Rights Award                             Sue Miskill Kramer CT. 

The Countdown to 2016 Joseph Plunkett Award                       Ken Tierney N.Y.


Cumann na Saoırse Náisiúnta is proud to announce that the 2015 dinner will also serve as the American launch for the new book: 'Ruairí Ó Brádaigh: Selected Writings & Speeches Vol. 1970 - 1986'. Dieter Reinisch who edited this historic new book, will be present at the dinner. Mr. Reinisch is a researcher at the European University Institute and also serves as a lecturer in Irish History and Celtic Studies at the University of Vienna. He will speak on the historic importance of the life and work of Ruairí Ó Brádaigh and will be available to sign copies afterwards.

This year also brings us one year closer to the centenary of the 1916 Rising. To mark this historic occasion and pay a lasting tribute to participants of the Rising, Cumann na Saoirse Náisiúnta has produced a detailed full color historic banner to mark the occasion. The banner will be unveiled at this year’s Testimonial Dinner. Information will also be available for those who wish to participate in promoting this historic project.

We, of Cumann na Saoirse Náisiúnta, thank all of you who have supported this event over the last two decades. In addition to its historic and charitable functions, this event, continues to serve as a meeting place for those of us who have worked together over the decades for the cause of Irish Freedom. 

Dinner tickets: $ 50.00 

For additional information please call Maggie 845-492-7198; nymayo@ 

Jane 718-683-6903; or please visit our website:

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