Very Rev. Canon Michael J. (Mick) Cahalane PE


Parish Of Birth
Ss. Peter & Paul’s

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

Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Retired ex Ballyphehane PP : 8/6/1992

Ballyphehane PP : 14/9/1981 – 8/6/1992

Gurranabraher PP : 7/10/1975 – 14/9/1981

The Lough CC : 5/8/1970 – 7/10/1975

Spangle Hill CC : 23/8/1958 – 5/8/1970

Ballinhassig CC : 2/10/1954 – 23/8/1958

Turner’s Cross CC : 3/8/1948 – 2/10/1954

South Parish/Turner’s Cross AP : 1/2/1948 – 3/8/1948

Chaplain, Reparation Convent : 1/8/1945 – 3/8/1948

Ministry Abroad/Lancaster, England : 1941 – 1945

Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter on the 4/3/1980.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Parochial House, Ballyphehane, Cork

Place Of Burial
The Assumption Church Grounds, Ballyphehane, Cork.

A native of Ss. Peter & Paul’s parish in the city, Canon Cahalane was widely known in Cork having spent almost all his life ministering in the city.
Ordained at Maynooth in 1941, he spent the first four years of his priesthood in Lancaster, England. He then returned to Cork in 1945 and worked as chaplain to the Reparation Convent.
Other appointments included:
1948 Curate in Turner’s Cross,
1954 CC Ballinhassig
1958 CC Farranree
1970 CC The Lough.
He served as parish priest in Gurranabraher from 1975 to 1981 when he moved to Ballyphehane – where he served until his retirement in 1992. He was also made a Canon of the Cathedral Chapter in March 1980.
He continued to reside in Ballyphehane after he retired as PP in 1992 and remained active in the parish and in the community, maintaining especially his keen interest in sports.
Canon Cahalane died on December 20th, 1995.
May he rest in the Lord’s peace.
Published in the Cork and Ross Diocesan Directory 1997.