Very Rev. John Callanan PP


Parish Of Birth

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

Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Watergrasshill PP : 14/4/1941 – 12/5/1944

Glounthaune CC : 15/1/1922 – 14/4/1941

Spike Island CC : 22/2/1913 – 15/1/1922

Ahiohill CC : 7/12/1910 – 22/2/1913

Durrus CC : 18/6/1905 – 7/12/1910

Chaplain, Presentation Convent, Crosshaven : 19/7/1903 – 18/6/1905

He was an older brother of Fr. Laurence Callanan, C.C., Ringaskiddy (1937-1944), who predeceased him by 4 days.
He was also a cousin of Very Rev. Jeremiah Canon Fehily, P.P., Ss. Peter & Paul’s (1939-1962) and Very Rev. John Canon Crowley, P.P., Bandon (1962-1967).
During the Great War (1914-1918)he acted as chaplain to the British and American ships in Cork Harbour (Spike Island), and he was exceedinly popular both with the men and the senior officers.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Mercy Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
Church of the Immaculate Conception Grounds, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork

The celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass at Watergrasshill was, Very Rev. Jeremiah Canon Fehilly P.P., Ss. Peter and Paul’s (cousin); deacon was, Fr. William Sheehan, C.C., St. Patrick’s; sub-deacon was Fr. John Crowley, C.C., Blackrock (cousin), and master of ceremonies was Very Rev. Denis Canon Murphy, President, St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris.