Very Rev. Canon John Coakley PP


Parish Of Birth

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

Details Of Ordination
St. Mary & St. Anne’s Cathedral, Cork

Douglas PP : 14/7/1933 – 1/10/1953

Drimoleague PP : 25/3/1917 – 14/7/1933

Bandon CC : 3/3/1912 – 25/3/1917

Bantry CC : 25/6/1900 – 3/3/1912

Kealkill CC : 19/7/1896 – 25/6/1900

Chaplain, Sisters of Mercy/Bantry : 8/10/1891 – 19/7/1896

Chaplain, Fever Hospital, Cork : 04/1890 – 8/10/1891

Chaplain, Reparation Convent : 04/1890 – 8/10/1891

Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter on the 25/9/1935
During his period of time as Parish Priest in Drimoleague he was responsible for the erection the Sacred Heart Church in Drinagh, Co. Cork.
He was an uncle of Fr. John Murphy, CC, Kilmurry (1962-1968), and a cousin of Fr. James Hurley, Diocesan Secretary ( 1931-1949 )

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Columba’s Church Grounds, Douglas, Cork.

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Lucey, Bishop of Cork presided at the Solemn Office and Requiem Mass. The celebrant of the Mass was Rev. John Murphy, C.C., Military Hill (nephew); the deacon was Rev. James Horgan, C.C., Gurranebraher and the sub-deacon was Rev. Daniel Hurley, C.C. Bantry. Rev. Dr. Daniel Connolly, St. Finbarr’s Seminary, was the master of ceremonies.