Rev. John (Sean) Murphy Cp.


Parish Of Birth
Ss. Peter & Paul’s

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

Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s Church, Bandon, Co. Cork

Chaplain, Lota : 1964 – 7/5/1968

Skibbereen CC : 12/12/1961 – 1964

Ovens CC : 14/5/1955 – 12/12/1961

Caheragh CC : 1950 – 14/5/1955

Chaplain, Naval Base : 06/1944 – 1950

Ministry Abroad/Cardiff : 1943 – 06/1944

As was the custom of the time, like many newly ordained priests of the Cork Diocese, he was obliged to seek temporary mission outside the diocese. Having studied the Welsh language (part of his Celtic Studies at Maynooth) he opted for Wales, but because he signed his application for travel in Irish he had some problem with his passport due to the war restrictions then prevailing. For that reason he spent only a few months in Cardiff.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Lota, Glanmire, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Cork

The celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass at Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church was, Fr. Stephen Harte, C.C., Cathedral,; deacon was Fr. John C. Walsh, C.C., Gurranabraher; sub-deacon was, Fr. Cornelius Lucey, C.C., Kealkil.