Rev. William J. Deasy CC


Parish Of Birth

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

Details Of Ordination


Retired ex Leap CC : 1887

Leap CC : 05/1884 – 1887

Aughadown CC : 1879 – 05/1884

Cape Clear CC : 1878 – 1879

Castlehaven CC : 1874 – 1878

Cape Clear CC : 08/1873 – 1874

Sherkin Island CC : 1871 – 08/1873

He was a cousin of Fr. Andrew Murphy, C.C., Leap (1873-1875).
On the 2nd. May, 1877, the Vicar Capitular of the Diocese of Ross, Very Rev. John Donegan, P.P., Kilmeen, transferred Fr. Deasy from the Parish of Castletownsend & Myross to Timoleague.
However, we read in the West Cork Eagle & County Advertiser:
“At Union Hall the parishioners (Castletownsend & Myross) assembled on hearing of the Rev. Wm. Deasy’s removal, to express a desire that he would not be changed……”
“It was stated that the Rev. Fr. Deasy has resigned his position as curate on the mission until the appointment of the future Bishop . The parishioners have, it is asserted, expressed their intention of closing the Chapel gate should their favourite clergyman be removed”.
– West Cork Eagle & County Advertiser, 5/5/1877.
“…. During the last fortnight these gates remain closed, and the people would allow no one to enter the precincts of the Chapel”.
“Meanwhile it appears that an appeal had been made from the Vicar Capitular to the Archbishop of Cashel, and he having obtained full powers from the Holy See, wrote Tuesday last(15/5/1877), both to Fr. Troy, P.P., Castlehaven & Myross, and to the Rev. Wm. Deasy, reinstating Fr. Deasy back to the Parish of Castlehaven & Myross. Immediately on receipt of this glad intelligence, the people of Myross set no bounds to their gladness and joy”.
-West Cork Eagle & County Advertiser, 19/5/1877.

Place Of Death