Rev. Michael Bernard Buckley CC


Parish Of Birth
South Parish

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

Details Of Ordination
St. John the Baptist Church, Ovens, Co. Cork

Ss. Peter & Paul’s CC : 1868 – 17/5/1872

South Parish CC : 1863 – 1868

Enniskeane CC : 1859 – 1863

Murragh and Templemartin CC : 1858 – 1859

Drimoleague CC : 1857 – 1858

Kinsale CC : 1856 – 1857

Ballinhassig CC : 1855 – 1856

In May 1870 Bishop Delany selected him to go to America to raise subscriptions towards the restoration of the Cathedral. The hazards of travel and preaching commitments in New York, Boston and Canada proved too much for him, who prior to leaving Cork, had been diagnosed as having chronic bronchitis. He was obliged to return home, arriving in Queenstown (Cobh) on the 20 th May 1871. After a brief spell of recuperation in Sunday’s Well (Cork), he returned to the presbytery of Ss. Peter & Paul’s where he died on the 17th May 1872.
In 1868, he published the Life and Writings of the Rev. Arthur O’Leary a well-known Capuchin Friar, who flourished at the close of the eighteenth century.
After his death, his sermons, lectures and poems were collected by Fr. Charles Davis, P.P., Rath & Islands – his friend and contempory, and were published into a book – Sermons, Lectures, etc. etc. of The Rev. Michael B. Buckley, by Rev. Charles Davis -McGlashan and Gill, Dublin 1874

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
The Presbytery, Ss. Peter & Paul’s, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cork

The celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass was, Venerable Archdeacon John James Murphy; deacon was, Fr. Henry Reid, Chaplain, Sister of Mercy, Cork; sub-deacon was, Fr. John Collins, Chaplain, Sisters of Mercy, Bantry, and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. John James Coghlan, Chaplain, Cork Military Barracks.