Michael Flannery Describes Requiem Masses for the Hunger Strikers at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza

Biographical Note:
Michael Flannery (b. Knockshegowna, Co. Tipperary, 1903 - d. New York City, 1994) saw active duty with the Irish Republican Army during both the War for Independence (1919-1921) and the Civil War (1922-1923). In 1927, he emigrated to the United States, settled in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, and worked for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company. He was a member of many local Irish organizations, but was particularly associated with the Irish Northern Aid Committee which he helped to found in 1970. Noraid raised funds in the United States to support the families of political prisoners in Northern Ireland. Flannery was acquitted of federal gun-running charges in a famous 1982 trial and the following year was Grand Marshall of the New York St. Patrick's Day Parade.

Log of Interview:


Holding Protests at the British Consulate and Masses at the United Nations


Crowds of people participating in demonstrations

11 December 1991

Preferred Citation:
Jane Conlon Muller Oral History Collection, Archives of Irish America, New York University.

Photo Credit:
Peter Dolan, photographer
New York Irish History Roundtable Papers
Archives of Irish America, NYU
Dig. ID 0015PR02

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