Rev. Richard O’Halloran CC


Parish Of Birth
Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny (Diocese of Ossory)

Details Of Ordination
St. Kieran’s College Chapel, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny

Cape Clear CC : 1916 – 10/1/1918

There is a link between Cape Clear Island and the Diocese of Ossory. In the 5th century, St. Ciaran – born on Cape Clear Island, in the course of his mission, founded the See of Ossory where he died and is buried.
Fr. O’Halloran died of pneumonia as a result of falling overboard from a boat into the sea in early January 1918.
Todate he is the only priest to have died on Cape Clear Island.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
The Priest’s House, Cape Clear Island, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
Mooncoin, Co. Kilkenny

Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated at the Sacred Heart Church, Rath, Baltimore, Co. Cork prior to his remains being transferred to Mooncoin for burial.