Rev. John Barry


Parish Of Birth
Watergrasshill / Glenville

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

Pontifical Irish College Rome, Italy.

Details Of Ordination

Ministry – USA – 1870

Ministry Abroad/Westminister

Ministry Abroad/Australia

Ss. Peter & Paul’s CC

St. Patrick’s College, Carlow/Professor : 1846 – 1849

His ministry in Australia was as Principal of a Catholic College. Subsequently he went to America but failing health obliged him to return home prematurely. The monument over his grave asserts that as a last act of his ministry he accompanied his bishop – Bishop John Quinlan (whose ancestral home was Killeagh, Co. Cork) from Mobile, USA to Rome to assist as theologian at the First Vatican Council 1869 -1870. From Rome he returned to his native Cork.
He was a nephew of Fr. Daniel Prout, P.P., Watergrasshill (1806-1830).

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Mercy Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
Ballinaltig Cemetery, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork