Rev. John Walsh


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
Pontifical Irish College Rome, Italy.

Details Of Ordination
Rome, Italy

Following his ordination he joined the Maynooth Mission to China (later Missionary Society of St Columban). In 1952 – having spent some years in Dalgan Park, Navan, he went to Burma.
He was killed when returning to his parish after a visit to the Columban Centre House in Myitkyina. His body was found in a shallow grave a short distance for an army post. There was a bullet through the back of his head and his rosary beads were in his hand. It was surmised at the time that he may have been killed in retaliation for the killing of two Buddhist monks by Kachin rebels a short time previously.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death

Place Of Burial
Myitkyina, Burma