Parish Of Birth
Clonliffe College, Dublin, Ireland
Pontifical Irish College Rome, Italy.
Details Of Ordination
Irish College, Rome
Cathedral CC : 20/10/1920 – 5/8/1927
Cathedral/Blackpool CC : 14/1/1917 – 20/10/1920
Chaplain, Presentation Convent, Crosshaven : 1916 – 14/1/1917
Ministry Abroad/England : 1/9/1912 – 1916
As Cathedral/Blackpool C.C., he was Priest-In-Charge(P.I.C.) of St. Nicholas Church, Blackpool – this church was replaced in 1945 by the Church of the Annunciation.
Fr. Willie, as he was affectionately known by the people of Blackpool, was noted for healing family rifts.
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork
Place Of Burial
St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Cork
His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Cohalan, Bishop of Cork, presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass at the Cathedral. The celebrant of the Mass was, Fr. William Hegarty, Chaplain, St. Angela’s Convent; deacon was, Fr. Timothy J. Nunan, C.C., Cathedral; sub-deacon was, Fr. Jeremiah Cohalan, C.C., Cathedral, and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. Richard, J. Barrett, C.C., Cathedral.