Very Rev. Canon John O’Mahony PP


Parish Of Birth
Enniskeane / Desertserges

Colleges Attended
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.