Parish Of Birth
St. Patrick’s College, Carlow Ireland
Details Of Ordination
Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross, Cork
Kilbrittain PP : 1991 – 27/6/2000
Ballyphehane CC : 14/9/1981 – 1991
Ballincollig CC1 : 16/12/1972 – 14/9/1981
Courceys CC : 8/11/1969 – 16/12/1972
Murragh and Templemartin CC : 4/9/1965 – 8/11/1969
Chaplain, Bandon Convent : 7/9/1963 – 4/9/1965
Ministry Abroad/ Savannah, Georgia : 1961 – 1963
Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter in June 1998.
His nephew, Fr. Charles N. Kiely currently serves in the Diocese.
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
Parochial House, Kilbrittain, Co. Cork.
Place Of Burial
St Patrick’s Church Grounds, Kilbrittain, Co. Cork
Canon William Aherne, parish priest of Kilbrittain, died on June 27th. He had been in failing health for a while.
Canon Aherne was born in 1934 and was ordained a priest of the Cork Diocese in 1961.
His 39 years of priesthood saw him serve in many places, beginning in Savannah, USA, in 1961. He was appointed Chaplain in Bandon in 1963, and was appointed to his first curacy in 1965 when he went to Newcestown.
Further terms as curate saw him serve in Courceys (1969), Ballincollig (1972), and Ballyphehane (1981). He was appointed parish priest of Kilbrittain in 1991 and served there until his death.
Canon Aherne was buried in Kilbrittain on Friday June 30th.
Published in the Cork and Ross Diocesan Directory 2001.