Parish Of Birth
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland
Details Of Ordination
St. Michael’s Church, Blackrock.
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
First Parish Priest of the Holy Cross, Parish, Mahon (created 9/9/1987).
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork
Place Of Burial
Church of the Real Presence Grounds, Curraheen Rd.
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.