Mgr. George Sheehan PP VG


Parish Of Birth
South Parish

Colleges Attended
Irish College, Paris France

Details Of Ordination
St. Mary & St. Anne’s Cathedral, Cork

St. Patricks (Lower Rd.) PP : 12/1876 – 27/6/1887

Bantry PP : 06/1853 – 12/1876

Chaplain, Presentation Convent(South) : 1839 – 1852

Chaplain, Cork Workhouse : 03/1836 – 1852

Ss. Peter & Paul’s CC : 1833 – 03/1836

He was appointed Canon of the newly-established Cathedral Chapter on the 23/2/1858.
Appointed Vicar General of the Diocese in 1876.
In 1881, he was appointed Papal Prelate with title of Monsignor.
He was the first Catholic Chaplain to be appointed to the Cork Workhouse
The horrors of the Great Famine in the Cork Workhouse, 1846 -47, never left his mind. But his zeal and fortitude gave the victims of fever and starvation new life. he used ‘much of his own money to transform what was a house of sloth and despair into the Cork House of Industry’.

One of his most lasting legacies to the Diocese of Cork is St. Joseph’s Church, Mayfield, Cork, which he built entirely out of his private resources – for further details, we would recommend, ‘The Fold’ (Cork Diocesan Magazine), February, 1976.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Summerhill North, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Joseph’s Church Grounds, Mayfield, Cork

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Delany, Bishop of Cork, was the celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Patrick’s (Lower Rd.); deacon was Fr. William J. Madden, C.C., St. Patrick’s; sub-deacon was, Fr. Joseph O’Keeffe, C.C., St. Patrick’s, and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. John Cassidy, C.C., St. Patrick’s.