Parish Of Birth
Irish College Louvain, Belgium
Details Of Ordination
Douglas PP : 1867 – 22/2/1875
Cathedral Adm : 1864 – 1867
Chaplain, City Gaol : 1842 – 1849
Cathedral CC : 1841 – 1864
Chaplain, North Presentation Convent : 1838 – 1841
Dunmanway CC – 1838
He was appointed Canon of the newly-established Cathedral Chapter on the 23/2/1858.
Between 1862 and 1867 Canon Foley undertook an addition to the Cathedral of St. Mary & St. Anne, but with disastrous results. For a fuller treatise of the said addition see:- A history of the Diocese of Cork – the Episcopate of William Delany, 1847 – 1886, by Evelyn Bolster, p. 237 – 238.
Burials in the Cathedral Crypt were discontinued after 1876 and during the renovations of the Cathedral in the 1960’s the bones of those interred there were transferred to St. Finbarr’s Cemetery (Cork), A total of ten corpses had been interred in the crypt. These are commemorated on a slab placed on the ground outside the Mortuary on the northern transcept of the Cathedral.
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
The Presbytery, Douglas, Cork
Place Of Burial
St. Mary & St. Anne’s Cathedral Crypt, Cork
The celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass at the Cathedral was; Very Rev. Denis Canon McSweeney; deacon was, Fr. James Lehane, Chaplain, Ursuline Convent; sub-deacon was, Fr. Cornelius O’Driscoll, Sacristan, Cathedral, and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. Cornelius McGrath, C.C., Cathedral.