Very Rev. John O’Hea PP


Parish Of Birth
Clonakilty / Darrara

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

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

Ardfield PP : 05/1899 – 26/12/1905

Clonakilty CC : 01/1886 – 05/1899

Barryroe CC : 09/1883 – 01/1886

Ministry – USA : 04/1880 – 1883

Clonakilty CC : 03/1875 – 04/1880

Fr O’Hea was a nephew of Most Rev. Dr. M. O’Hea, Bishop of Ross, a cousin of Fr. Eugene O’Hea, Adm., Kilmacabea (1864-1865)Fr. Jonas Callanan, Adm., Kilmeen (1893-1906).
He was an uncle of Fr. Timothy J. O’Sullivan, C.C., Rosscarbery (1914-1916)
At the request of Most Rev. Dr. Wm. Fitzgerald, Bishop of Ross, he left for America on the 3/4/1880 to collect funds for the new church in the course of construction in Clonakilty, and for the renovation of the Pro-Cathedral in Skibbereen. In total he raised over £2000.
A memorial of this fundraising is a gold chalice which was presented to him by some Boston friends (Dec. 9th. 1881). The chalice is preserved in the Parish of Ardfield.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Parochial House, Ardfield, Co.Cork

Place Of Burial
St. James’ Church Grounds, Ardfield, Co. Cork

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Kelly, Bishop of Ross, presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass. The celebrant of the Mass was; Fr. Jeremiah J. O’Hea, C.C., Rosscarbery; deacon was; Fr. Florence McCarthy, C.C., Kilmeen; sub-deacon was, Fr. Jeremiah Burke, C.C., Leap, and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. Joseph O’Sullivan, C.C., Clonakilty.

Associated Links
His uncle, Most Rev. Michael O’Hea
His cousin, Fr. Eugene O’Hea, Adm.
His cousin, Fr. Jonas Callanan, Adm.
His nephew, Fr. Timothy J. O’Sullivan, CC