Rev. William (Billy) O’Flynn


Parish Of Birth

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

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

In 1918, prior to his ordination for the Diocese of Cork, he joined the Maynooth Mission to China (later Missionary Society of St Columban).
He was engaged in promotion work from 1918-1920. In 1920 he left for Hanyang, China, with the first band of Columbans. In Hanyang he was recognised as a gifted linguist. In 1924 he was recalled for promotion work in Ireland when Society funds were precariously low. Two years later he returned to Hanyang. In 1928 he was one of the pioneers of the Society’s mission in Kiangsi.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Kiangsi, China

Place Of Burial
Kaopi, Kiangsi, China