Parish Of Birth
Ardfield / Rathbarry
Irish College, Paris France
Details Of Ordination
St. Fachtna’s Church, Rosscarbery
Clonakilty PP : 11/12/1921 – 12/6/1948
Rosscarbery PP : 09/1912 – 11/12/1921
Timoleague PP : 12/1905 – 09/1912
Manager, Fishery School, Baltimore : 1898 – 12/1905
Kilmeen CC : 11/1896 – 1898
Sherkin Island CC : 11/1895 – 11/1896
Ministry – Elphin Diocese : 1890 – 1895
In 1912, the present beautiful Church of the Nativity of Our Lady in Timoleague was both built and paid for, and stands to the memory of Monsignor Hill. People still recall the splendor of the occasion of the blessing of the new Church. To the dismay, however, of the people of Timoleague, their Pastor was transferred next day to Rosscarbery to replace his uncle as Parish Priest……….
Twice he acted as Vicar Capitular of the Diocese(Ross) – on the death of Most Rev. Dr. Kelly in 1924, and on the death of Most Rev. Dr. Casey, sixteen yars later.
He was a nephew of Very Rev. Peter Hill, P.P., V.F., Rosscarbery(1887-1912).
Appointed Vicar General (V.G.) of the Diocese of Ross in December 1921.
Appointed Papal Prelate with title of Monsignor in 1932 by the late Pope Pius XI.
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
Parochial House, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Place Of Burial
Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clonakilty, Co. Cork.
Two bishops – His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Moynihan, Bishop of Ross, and His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Roche, Bishop of Cloyne, were present at the obsequies. The celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass was, Most Rev. Dr. Moynihan, Bishop of Ross; deacon was, Fr. Patrick O’Donovan, Industrial Fishery School, Baltimore; sub-deacon, Fr. Denis Barry, C.C., Rosscarbery; master of ceremonies was, Fr. Joseph Rice. C.C., Glandore