Very Rev. Canon John B. O’Mahony PP


Parish Of Birth

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

Pontifical Irish College Rome, Italy.

Details Of Ordination
Rome, Italy

Clontead PP : 1/1/1907 – 16/11/1913

Chaplain, Lunatic Asylum : 1893 – 1902

Chaplain, City and County Female Gaol : 1886 – 1/1/1907

Chaplain, City Gaol : 11/1879 – 1886

St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris/President : 1888 – 1/1/1907

St. Finbarr’s Seminary, St. Patrick’s Hill/President : 1886 – 1888

St. Finbarr’s Seminary, St. Patrick’s Hill : 1876 – 1886

Chaplain, North Presentation Convent : 1876 – 11/1879

Canon O’Mahony studied for the priesthood both in Ireland and in Europe. He commenced his preparatory studies in St. Vincent’s Seminary, Cork, and completed them at the College of Jeuilly, in France. From Jeuilly he passed into the Philosophy House of St. Sulpice, at Issy. A year later, the College at Issy having been closed in consequence of the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War, he went to continue his course in the Sulpician College of Bayeux, in the North of France. On the conclusion of the war he entered the Theology House of St. Sulpice, Paris. From St. Sulpice’s he went to Innsbruck to finish his course. On the the conclusion of his studies, he went to to Rome to study in the School of St. Thomas. Having taken the degrees of Doctor of Divinity and Philosophy he was ordained in the summer of 1875.

Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter in 1901.
He was a cousin of Very Rev. John Mulcahy, P.P., Timoleague and Very Rev. John Russell, P.P., Ballinhassig.
On his return to Cork from Rome he undertook together with Archdeacon J.J. Coghlan the care of the Diocesan Seminary. He was instrumental in the building of St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris, Cork, on a site donated by his family.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Parochial House, Belgooly, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
Church of the Sacred Heart Grounds, Belgooly, Co. Cork

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. O’ Callaghan, O.P., Bishop of Cork presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass. The celebrant of the Mass was, Very Rev. Richard Canon McCarthy, P.P., V.F., Kinsale; deacon was, Fr. Patrick O’Donovan, C.C., Kinsale; sub-deacon was, Fr. Michael Carmody, C.C., Kinsale.

Associated Links
His cousin, Very Rev. John Mulcahy, PP
His cousin, Very Rev. John Russell, PP