Parish Of Birth
Enniskeane / Desertserges
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland
Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Kilmurry PP : 13/8/1893 – 11/1/1912
Cathedral Adm : 12/1886 – 13/8/1893
Kinsale CC : 7/3/1881 – 12/1886
South Parish CC : 3/11/1873 – 7/3/1881
St. Patrick’s (Lr. Rd.) Sacristan : 12/1871 – 3/11/1873
Chaplain, Military Prison/Cork : 12/1871 – 3/11/1873
Chaplain, Christian Brothers/Cork : 09/1871 – 12/1871
Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter on the 24/9/1887.
Canon O’Mahony was convinced and outspoken Nationalist. It was in the historic general election of 1880 that he received his baptism of fire. There were three candidates in the field -namely, Mr. Nicholas D. Murphy, Liberal; Mr. William Goulding, Conservative, and Mr John Daly, Home Ruler. On the day of the nomination, however, a nomination paper was handed to Mr. Michael J. Horgan, solicitor, on behalf of Charles Stewart Parnell, and in it the Irish leader was proposed by Fr. John O’Mahony, C.C. South Parish. The second sigature being that of Fr. Denis McCarthy (later Canon McCarthy, P.P., Ballincollig), then also a curate in the South Parish.
As a censure for his behaviour he was transferred to a curacy in Kinsale.
For a more detailed treatise of Canon O’Mahony’s appointments, etc., we would recommend:
A History of the Diocese of Cork – the Episcopate of William Delany, 1847 -1886 by Evelyn Bolster, p. 248, 259 – 275, 301.
Canon O’Mahony was a gifted writer and scholar. His best known work is the History of the O’Mahony Septs
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
Parochial House, Crookstown, Co. Cork
Place Of Burial
St. Joseph’s Church Grounds, Cloughduv, Co. Cork
The celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, Cloughduv, was: Very Rev. Patrick Canon O’Connell, P.P., Ovens; deacon was, Very Rev. Philip C. McSweeney, Adm. Kilmichael; sub-deacon was; Fr Timothy Murphy, C.C., Kilmurry, and the masters of the ceremonies were; Fr. Martin Murphy, Adm. Cathedral, Fr. Patrick O’Connell, C.C., Kilmurry and Fr. Cornelius Coakley, C.C., Ovens.