Rev. Charles A. (Cormac) Walsh


Parish Of Birth

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

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

St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris : 19/7/1907 – 18/2/1912

Chaplain, Lunatic Asylum : 1/9/1907 – 18/2/1912

Chaplain, St Angela’s Convent : 3/12/1906 – 1/9/1907

Clontead CC : 22/1/1905 – 3/12/1906

Post-Graduate Studies/Maynooth : 1904 – 1905

At St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris he encouraged in the students an interest for the national games(hurling), an interest which he cultivated himself. The hurling team which he organised within the Seminary achieved many distinctions on the hurling field, winning the Cork Colleges Cup presented by His Lordship, Dr. O’Callaghan, and the Munster Colleges Cup, and crowned their honours by winning the title of All Ireland College Champions.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
St. Finbarr’s (South) Presbytery, Cork.

Place Of Burial
St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Cork

On the day of his death (18/2/1912), he was enroute to the All-Ireland hurling final – Limerick v Kilkenny, at the Cork Athletic Grounds. On hearing that the match was postponed, due to adverse weather conditions, he decided to visit his friend, Fr Timothy O’Leary at St. Finbarr’s (South) Presbytery. While there he took ill and died.

The celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Finbarr’s (South) was, Fr. John Kennedy, Farranferris, deacon was, Fr. Joseph Scannell, D.D.; sub-deacon was, Fr. Richard Barrett, Chaplain, Presentation Convent, Bandon (cousin), and the master of the ceremonies were, Fr. John F. Murphy, Farranferris and Fr. Timothy O’Leary, C.C., St. Finbarr’s (South).

Associated Links
His cousin, Rev. Richard M. Barrett, Cp.