Very Rev. Michael Carmody PP


Parish Of Birth
Diocese of Kerry

Details Of Ordination
St. Vincent’s Convent, Peacock Lane, Cork

Douglas PP : 28/10/1953 – 15/11/1960

Caheragh PP : 1/9/1930 – 28/10/1953

Dunmanway CC : 14/1/1917 – 1/9/1930

Kinsale CC : 3/3/1912 – 14/1/1917

Chaplain, Cork Workhouse : 19/3/1911 – 3/3/1912

Clontead CC : 2/2/1902 – 19/3/1911

Fr. Carmody was a native of North Kerry and was ordained for the Kerry Diocese. He took up temporary mission in Cork Diocese and elected to stay.Much of his long ministry was spent in West Cork.
He was curate in Dunmanway at the time Canon Tom Magner, P.P., was murdered by armed forces on the 15/12/1920.
His magnificent work in assisting survivors of the Lusitania when they were brought to Kinsale after the ship had been sunk off the Old Head of Kinsale on the 7th May 1915 is amply recorded.
Glowing tribute to the work of the Kinsale curate is paid in the Joseph J. O’Connor’s book Hostage to Fortune, published in 1951.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Parochial House, Douglas, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Columba’s Church Grounds, Douglas, Cork.

Their Lordships, Most Rev. Dr. Lucey, Bishop of Cork, and Most Rev. Dr. Moynihan, Bishop of Kerry, presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass. The celebrant of the Mass was, Very Rev. John D. Bernard, P.P. Iveleary; deacon was, Fr. Denis O’Connor, C.C., St. Finbarr’s (South); sub-deacon was, Fr. Daniel J. McCarthy, C,C., Bantry, and master of ceremonies was, Very Rev. Daniel Canon Connolly, President, Farranferris.