Rev. Michael O’Callaghan CC


Parish Of Birth

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

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

Skibbereen CC : 10/1911 – 4/11/1919

Clonakilty CC : 11/1909 – 10/1911

Ardfield CC : 09/1907 – 11/1909

Kilmeen CC : 06/1898 – 09/1907

Chaplain, Clonakilty Workhouse : 01/1896 – 06/1898

Ardfield CC : 11/1895 – 01/1896

Sherkin Island CC : 06/1894 – 11/1895

Cape Clear CC : 11/1892 – 06/1894

Ministry Abroad/ Liverpool : 1888 – 1892

When Fr. O’Callaghan died (4/11/1919), he was the first priest that died in Skibbereen for the previous 90 years, and the first to buried in the grounds of the Pro-Cathedral.
He took a prominent part in the Gaelic revival movement, and his spendid tenor voice was often heard to advantage at many Irish gatherings. He availed of every opportunity to spread the language, and always recited the prayers before Mass in Irish.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
The Presbytery, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Patrick’s Pro-Cathedral Grounds, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

The celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass was, Very Rev. C.D. O’Shea, Provincial, C.S.Sp., Blackrock, Dublin; deacon was, Fr William Holland, C.C., Leap; sub-deacon was, Fr. D Crowley, C.C., and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. Florence McCarthy, Adm. Skibbereen.