Very Rev. Brian O’Ceallaigh PP


Parish Of Birth
Mayfield (St. Joseph’s)

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

South Parish PP : 7/9/1985 – 18/8/1997

South Parish Adm. : 14/9/1981 – 7/9/1985

Cathedral/Clogheen CC : 13/1/1979 – 14/9/1981

Kinsale CC : 31/7/1969 – 13/1/1979

Ballydehob CC : 14/8/1964 – 31/7/1969

Skibbereen CC : 15/7/1961 – 14/8/1964

St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris : 5/9/1959 – 15/7/1961

Chaplain, Vocational Schools : 30/8/1958 – 5/9/1959

Chaplain, Lota : 30/8/1958 – 15/7/1961

Ministry Abroad/New York : 1954 – 1958

Date Of Death

Place Of Burial
St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Cork

Fr Brian O’Ceallaigh, parish priest of St. Finbarr’s Parish (The South Parish), Cork, died unexpectedly on Monday Aug. 18th, 1997. He was 67 years.
He was a native of St. Joseph’s Parish, Mayfield, Cork.
After ordination in 1954 he ministered for four years in New York. In 1958, he was appointed as chaplain to the Brothers of Charity in Lota while he also taught in the vocational schools and in the diocesan seminary, St. Finbarr’s College, Farranferris, until 1961 when he was appointed to Skibbereen parish as assistant curate.
He was transferred to Ballydehob in 1964 where he served for five years. He served as curate in Kinsale for ten years until 1979 when he was appointed Administrator to St. Finbarr’s South. He was appointed its parish priest in 1985.
During his 16 years at St. Finbarr’s South he maintained an active interest in the world of education and was also a trustee of St. Anne’s Adoption Society.
He was buried in St. Finbarr’s Cemetery on August 20th, 1997.
Published in the Cork and Ross Directory 1999.