Very Rev. Fachtna O’Neill PP

Deceased

Parish Of Birth
Caheragh

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

Details Of Ordination
St. Michael’s Church, Blackrock.
17/6/1966

Appointments
Curraheen Road PP : 1998 – 31/1/2000

Mahon PP : 10/9/1987 – 1998

Mahon Priest-in-Charge : 12/6/1984

Douglas CC : 27/10/1979 – 12/6/1984

Turner’s Cross CC : 21/8/1976 – 27/10/1979

Courceys CC : 16/12/1972 – 21/8/1976

Diocesan Inspector Cork : 24/1/1970 – 16/12/1970

Murragh and Templemartin CC : 24/1/1970 – 16/12/1972

Chaplain, Reparation Convent : 18/2/1967 – 24/1/1970

Ministry Abroad/Southwark : 1966 – 18/2/1967

Notes
First Parish Priest of the Holy Cross, Parish, Mahon (created 9/9/1987).

Date Of Death
31/12//2000

Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
Church of the Real Presence Grounds, Curraheen Rd.

Obituary
Fr. Fachtna O’Neill, parish priest of Curraheen, died suddenly on December 31st, 2000.
Fr. Fachtna was a native of Caheragh parish and was ordained a priest in 1966. He spent the first few months as a priest working in London before being appointed as chaplain to the Reparation Convent in February 1968.
In 1970, he was appointed curate in Murragh and also was assistant diocesan inspector for primary schools. He was appointed curate in Ballinspittle parish in 1972 and curate in Turner’s Cross in 1976. He was transferred to Douglas as curate in 1979.
In June 1984, he began a long association with Mahon when he was appointed its priest-in-charge. In 1987, when Mahon became a parish in its own right, Fr. O’Neill became its first parish priest. He served there until June 1998 when he was appointed parish priest of Curraheen.
Published in the Cork and Ross Diocesan Directory 2001.