Very Rev. Cornelius O’Leary PP


Parish Of Birth
Uibh Laoire

Colleges Attended
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.

Associated Links
His brother, Very Rev. Canon James
His relative, Very Rev. John Canon Lyons