Very Rev. Canon James (Jim) Kelly PP VF


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland

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

Bantry PP : 16/12/1961 – 18/5/1962

Cathedral Adm : 12/3/1956 – 16/12/1961

St. Patrick’s CC (Lr. Rd.) : 18/11/1950 – 12/3/1956

Ss. Peter & Paul’s CC : 1/9/1947 – 18/11/1950

St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris : 8/9/1930 – 1/9/1947

Post-Graduate Studies/Maynooth : 1929 – 1930

He was born in Newark, New Jersey in 1904, his parents having emigrated from Drimoleague. The family returned to Ireland a few years later.
He was a cousin of Very Rev. John Canon Crowley, P.P., Bandon (1962-1967), and Very Rev. Michael O’Driscoll, P.P., Caheragh (1966-1971).
Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter on the 10/7/1956.
Appointed Vicar Forane(V.F.) of the Bantry Deanery on the 16/12/1961.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Bantry General Hospital, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Finbarr’s Church Grounds, Bantry, Co. Cork

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Lucey was the celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass; deacon was, Very Rev. Thomas Canon O’Keeffe, P.P., Glanmire; sub-deacon was, Very Rev. James Canon Bastible, P.P., St. Patrick’s, masters of ceremonies were, Very Rev. Dr. Carthach McCarthy and Fr. Edmond Keohan, St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris.