Rev. William O’Brien CC


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
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.