Very Rev. Canon Joseph (Joe) Murphy-O’Connor PP


Parish Of Birth

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

Details Of Ordination
Bon Secours Chapel, Cork

Chaplain, Mount Desert : 18/2/1981 – 18/12/1981

Farranree PP : 2/8/1970 – 18/2/1981

Monkstown PP : 4/7/1962 – 2/8/1970

Cathedral/Blackpool CC : 14/10/1952 – 4/7/1962

Cathedral CC : 17/12/1939 – 14/10/1952

Chaplain, Mount St. Joseph’s : 1/10/1932 – 17/12/1939

Ministry Abroad/ Portsmouth, England : 1928 – 1932

He was a member of a well-known clerical family. He was one of three brothers who became priests – Joseph & Donal (Donal was also ordained at the Bon Secours Chapel in 1928) . He also had six nephews who were ordained to the priesthood, namely: Bishop Cormac Murphy-O’Connor (now Cardinal of Westminister Diocese), Mgr. Patrick Murphy-O’Connor, Brian Murphy-O’Connor, Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, O.P., Kerry Murphy-O’Connor, and Lawrence O’Shea O.F.M.

He was the First Parish Priest at Farranree.
Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter on the 7/10/1975

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
The Church of the Resurrection Grounds, Farranree, Cork

Associated Links
His brother, Fr. Arthur
His nephew, Very Rev. Kerry Canon Murphy-O’Connor, PP
His grand uncle, Very Rev. Denis Murphy, PP