Very Rev. Eugene Daly PP


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
Irish College, Paris France

Details Of Ordination


Kilmeen/Castleventry PP : 12/1921 – 13/1/1930

Castlehaven Adm : 02/1918 – 12/1921

Courtmacsherry CC : 1900 – 02/1918

Union Hall CC : 1891 – 1900

Ministry Abroad/England : 1887 – 1889

In 1889 he was sent to the United States for the purposes of collecting for the Churches of Skibbereen and Clonakilty. Following the period of time spent collecting he returned home, however, he returned again to the United States where he ministered for sometime at the Church of St. Anthony of Padua, Brooklyn. On his return (April 1891) he was appointed curate at Union Hall.

On the night of 18th February, 1910, the Italiam ship F.S. Ciampi with a crew of 26 encountered the full force of hurricane and was driven ashore in Dunworley Bay, Lislevane, Co. Cork (Barryroe Parish). Striking the rocks and Bird Island, the unfortunate vessel became a total wreck. All on board perished. Fr. Daly visited the scene of the wreck on Saturday morning. On Sunday at the 12 o’clock Mass at Barryroe he asked the prayers of the congregation for the repose of the souls of those who had perished in the tragedy. Later he was to receive the following compliment from the Consul of H.M. the King of Italy.
Dublin, Feb. 24, 1910
Rev Sir,
I am in receipt of your note containing a copy of the ‘Cork Examiner’. Even before reading it in the paper, I had received a full account from Mr. Atwell Hayes Allen, representative of Italy in Queenstown, of your good work for the rescue of my ill-fated countrymen, and in my official report to the Government of H.M. the King of Italy I have mentioned your name with well-deserved praises.
I beg to remain, rev. sir, yours most sincerely,
The Consul of H.M. the King of Italy

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Mary’s Church Grounds, Rossmore, Co. Cork

The celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass was, Right. Rev. Monsignor Peter Hill. P.P., V.F., Clonakilty; deacon was, Fr. Geoffrey O’Connell, C.C., Ardfield; sub-deacon was, Fr. John Ambrose, C.C., Rosscarbery, and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. James Fitzpatrick, C.C., Clonakilty.