Very Rev. Canon William (Bill) D. Johnson PP


Parish Of Birth
Ss. Peter & Paul’s

Colleges Attended
University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

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

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

Ballincollig PP : 23/3/1962 – 17/1/1974

Drimoleague PP : 4/9/1959 – 23/3/1962

Caheragh PP : 14/5/1955 – 4/9/1959

Bandon CC : 4/9/1952 – 14/5/1955

Kinsale CC : 16/12/1939 – 4/9/1952

Haulbowline CC : 18/4/1935 – 16/12/1939

Chaplain, Greenmount Industrial School : 7/7/1929 – 18/4/1935

Kealkill CC : 4/9/1927 – 7/7/1929

Chaplain, Ursuline Convent, Blackrock : 5/10/1924 – 4/9/1927

Ministry Abroad/ Plymouth : 1918 – 1924

Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter on the 4/3/1969.
While serving as Chaplain to Greenmount he was requested by his Bishop – Dr. Cohalan, to arrange for the introduction of the Catholic Boy Scouts of Ireland Association to Cork, and he became the first Diocesan Chaplain, and secretary to the Diocesan Scout Council. He held this post for five years (1930 – 1935).
He led the Cork Scout contingent on the memorable Holy Year pilgrimage to Rome in 1934 and was recceived in special audience by Pope Pius X1 on St. Patrick’s Day.
During his appointment at Haulbowline (1935), he also acted as Catholic Chaplain to Spike Island then still in British hands.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Mary and St. John Church Grounds, Ballincollig, Co. Cork

Most Rev. Dr. Lucey, Bishop of Cork and Ross, was the chief concelebrant of the Requiem Mass. The other concelebrants were, Rt. Rev. Mgr. James Bastible, P.P., St. Patricks; Very Rev. Patrick Canon Fullam, P.P., The Lough; Very Rev Jeremiah J. Canon O’Sullivan, P.P., V.F., Bandon; Very Rev. Stephen J. Harte, Adm, Cathedral; Fr. J. O’Beirne; Fr. Liam (Bill) Aherne, C.C., Ballincollig. Fr. Kieran Twomey, C.C, Ballincollig acted as master of ceremonies.