Most Rev. Michael O’Hea


Parish Of Birth
Rosscarbery & Lisavaird

Colleges Attended
Irish College, Paris France

Details Of Ordination

Bishop of Ross : 7/2/1858 – 18/12/1876

Rosscarbery PP : 1850 – 1858

Timoleague CC : 04/1835 – 09/1835

Born 12/8/1808.
He was an uncle of Very Rev. Eugene O’Hea, Adm., Kilmacabea (1864-1865), Very Rev. John O’Hea, P.P., Ardfield, Very Rev. Jonas Callanan, Adm., Kilmeen/Castleventry (1893-1906) and a cousin of Fr. Eugene O’Hea, C.C., Ardfield (1857-1859).
He was a granduncle of Fr. Timothy J. O’Sullivan, C.C., Rosscarbery (1914-1916).
In 1849, the present day Diocese of Ross became an independent Diocese, having been united with the Diocese of Cloyne since 1748. After 1849, some of the priests in the Diocese of Ross might have spent much of their clerical ministry working in parishes in what are now part of the present day Diocese of Cloyne. For instance, we find Dr. O’Hea as a curate in Castlelyons (1835), Kilworth (1840), Kanturk (1843), Rathcormack (1845), Conna (1846), Kanturk (1849) – all parishes in the present day Cloyne Diocese, prior to his appointment at Parish Priest of Rosscarbery (1850).

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Skibbereen, Co Cork.

Place Of Burial
St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Life & Work
Pastoral Letter for Lent
Bishop O’Hea’s first Pastoral Letter relaxed Lenten regulations and announced a collection for the Catholic University.
8/2/1858 , Bishop Michael O’Hea

Associated Links
His nephew, Very Rev. Eugene O’Hea, Adm.
His nephew, Very Rev. John O’Hea, PP
His nephew, Very Rev. Jonas Callanan, Adm.
His cousin, Fr. Eugene O’Hea, CC
His grandnephew, Fr. Timothy J. O’Sullivan, CC