Rev. William Christopher (Christy) Holland


Parish Of Birth
Murragh and Templemartin

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

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

Retired ex St. Raphael’s, Youghal : 11/1972

Chaplain, St. Raphael’s, Youghal : 21/9/1962 – 11/1972

Chaplain, Honan Home : 23/3/1962 – 21/9/1962

Chaplain, Lota : 9/9/1961 – 23/3/1962

Chaplain, Our Lady’s Hospital : 12/4/1961 – 9/9/1961

Chaplain, St. Finbarr’s Hospital (1) : 12/9/1943 – 12/4/1961

Chaplain, St. Maries of the Isle : 1/8/1936 – 12/9/1943

Beal Ath’n Ghaorthaigh CC : 6/1/1935 – 1/8/1936

Chaplain, Presentation Convent, Bandon : 1933 – 6/1/1935

Ministry Abroad/Cardiff : 1929 – 1933

He had a great interest in local history and for many years contributed articles on that subject to the diocesan magazine –‘The Fold’. One of his best known publications was: History of West Cork and the Diocese of Ross.
He was the author of ‘Beautiful City’ – one of Cork’s best loved songs.

Among the many anecdotes attaching to the memory of Fr Christy is his reputation of being the last priest in Ballingeary who did sick-calls on horseback.

For an insight into the life and times of Fr. Holland we would recommend: ‘The Fold’ – May 1980 to May 1981.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
St. Paul’s, Bushmount, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Bandon, Co. Cork

Concelebrated Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church. Bandon, Co. Cork.