Most Rev. William Clancy


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
St. Patrick’s College, Carlow Ireland

St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland

Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

St. Patrick’s College, Carlow/Professor : 1829 – 1834

Parish Unknown(Cork) : 1823 – 1829

He was a brother of Very Rev. John P. Clancy, P.P., Glounthaune (1862-1877).
Appointed Coadjutor in the Diocese of Charlestown on the 30/10/1834 – Most Rev. John England, Bishop of Charlestown, U.S.A., having sought assistance in connection with his own appointment as the Pope’s Legate to the Government of Haiti. Dr. Clancy was consecrated in Carlow Cathedral on the 21/12/1834 as Bishop of Oriense and Coadjutor of Charlestown. He remained some months in Ireland after his consecration with the view of securing priests to accompany him to America, but in this he was unsuccessful. He arrived in Charleston on 21 November, 1835. He attended the council of Baltimore in 1837, and in the same year – 12/4/1837, he was translated to the see of Demerara, British Guiana (Guyana). As his management of this diocese was not satisfactory, he resigned on the 3/9/1843, and he returned to Cork, where he lived until his death.

Burials in the Cathedral Crypt were discontinued after 1876 and during the renovations of the Cathedral in the 1960’s the bones of those interred there were transferred to St. Finbarr’s Cemetery (Cork), A total of ten corpses had been interred in the crypt. These are commemorated on a slab placed on the ground outside the Mortuary on the northern transcept of the Cathedral.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Clarence Street, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Mary & St. Anne’s Cathedral Crypt, Cork