Very Rev. Michael Kearney PP


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
St. Vincent’s Seminary, Cork, Ireland

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

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

Muintir Bhaire PP : 11/1855 – 2/7/1897

Bantry CC : 1872 – 11/1885

Caheragh CC : 02/1869 – 1872

Uibh Laoire CC : 1865 – 02/1869

Murragh and Templemartin CC : 1864 – 1865

Durrus CC : 1863 – 1864

On assuming the pastoral charge of the parish of Muintir Bhaire, he began the work of erecting churches. The first of these he commenced was at Kilcrohane (Church of Mary, Star of the Sea) – in which church his remains were interred in accordance with his dying wish. Regretfully, he never lived to see the completion of the church.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Mercy Hospital. Cork

Place Of Burial
Church of Mary, Star of the Sea Vaults, Kilcrohane, Co. Cork

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. O’Callaghan, Bishop of Cork, presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass at Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church, Cork. The celebrant of the Mass was, Fr. William Roche, Westminster (London); deacon was, Fr. Daniel O’Shea, Chaplain. Sisters of Mercy, Cork; sub-deacon was, Fr. George McDonnell, C.C., Tracton, and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. Michael O’Sullivan, C.C., Ss. Peter & Paul’s.