Parish Of Birth
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland
Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Uibh Laoire PP : 19/7/1908 – 20/2/1913
Carraig na bhFear CC : 10/3/1897 – 19/7/1908
Ballymartle CC : 13/8/1893 – 10/3/1897
Drinagh CC : 21/7/1889 – 13/8/1893
Kilbrittain CC : 1886 – 21/7/1889
Goleen CC : 1881 – 1886
He was a brother of Very Rev. Canon James O’Leary, P.P., Dunmanway, and a relative of Very Rev. John Canon Lyons, P.P., V.F., Kinsale.
In Carrig na bhFear he was the first to establish an agricultural bank under the auspices of the Department, and this resulted in much benefit to the small farmers and cottiers.
On his return to his native parish (Uibh Laoire) – being a fluent Irish language speaker, he took a great interest in the Irish Training College at Béal Ath,n Ghaorthaigh (Ballingeary).
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
St. Finbarr’s Presbytery, Inchigeela, Co. Cork
Place Of Burial
St. Finbarr & Holy Angels Church Grounds, Inchigeela, Co. Cork
The celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass was, Fr. Thomas Barrett, P.P., Passage West; deacon was, Fr. James O’Callaghan, C.C. (Seamus O’Ceallachain), Inchigeela; sub-deacon was, Fr. Michael O’Leary, C.C., Kilmichael, and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. Edward Fitzgerald, C.C., Inchigeela.
His brother, Very Rev. Canon James
His relative, Very Rev. John Canon Lyons