Very Rev. Canon Daniel Foley PP


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
Irish College Louvain, Belgium

Details Of Ordination
Louvain, Belgium

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.