Very Rev. Canon William J. Hegarty PP


Parish Of Birth
Ss. Peter & Paul’s

Colleges Attended
Pontifical Irish College Rome, Italy.

Details Of Ordination
Chapel of the Apollinari University, Rome

Kinsale PP : 21/12/1957 – 15/11/1959

Watergrasshill PP : 8/5/1953 – 21/12/1957

The Lough CC : 27/7/1933 – 8/5/1953

Blackrock CC : 7/7/1929 – 27/7/1933

Douglas CC : 20/11/1927 – 7/7/1929

Chaplain, St Angela’s Convent : 5/10/1924 – 20/11/1927

Chaplain, Ursuline Convent, Blackrock : 8/10/1922 – 5/10/1924

Chaplain, Sisters of St. Vincent de Paul, Dunmanway : 1/1/1920 – 8/10/1922

Chaplain, British Forces (First World War) – 1920

Ministry Abroad/ Plymouth : 12/7/1912

Appointed V.F. on the 21/12/1957.
Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter on the 2/1/1958.

Canon Hegarty was an uncle of Rev. Dr. Edward J. Hegarty, C.C., Ballyphehane (1961-1968) who died on 24/3/1968 on the Aer Lingus plane crash off the Tuskar Rock lighthouse (Wexford).

Canon Hegarty had an abiding interest in the sport of Rugby. He followed Ireland’s Triple Crown teams at Twickenham, Cardiff and Murrayfield, and will be remembered as the celebrant of the Sunday Mass on the inward bound Fishguard – Cork boat.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Laburnam Park, Wilton, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Eltin’s Cemetery, Kinsale, Co. Cork.

The celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, Kinsale was, Very Rev. J. A. Phelan, P.P., Portland, Dorset, England (nephew); deacon was, Rev. Dr. Edward J. Hegarty, C.C., St. Patrick’s Cork (nephew); sub-deacon was, Fr. W. R. Hegarty, C.C., Francis St., Dublin (nephew), and the master of ceremonies was, Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Harte, C.C., Kinsale.