Very Rev. Robert Troy PP


Parish Of Birth
Kilworth (Diocese of Cloyne)

Colleges Attended
Seminary of St. Sulpice, Issy, Paris

Bayeux, France

Details Of Ordination
Bayeux Cathedral, Normandy, France

Castlehaven PP : 1855 – 1879

Aughadown Adm : 1842 – 1855

Castlehaven CC : 1840 – 1841

In 1849, the present day Diocese of Ross became an independant Diocese, having been united with the Diocese of Cloyne since 1748. After 1849, some of the priests in the Diocese of Ross might have spent some of their clerical ministry working in parishes in what are now part of the present day Diocese of Cloyne. For instance, we find Fr. Troy as a curate in Lisgoold (1841 – 1842) – a parish in the present day Cloyne Diocese, prior to his appointment at Administrator of Aughadown (1842).

For a brief insight into the life and times of Fr. Troy, we would recommend: ‘Famine in West Cork – The Mizen Peninsula Land and People 1800-1852’, by Patrick Hickey, p. 81; 145; 173; 228; 248; 259; 273; 308.

On the death of Fr. Troy, the Parish of Castlehaven was annexed to Skibbereen and an Administrator appointed in the person of Fr. Timothy McCarthy (later parish priest of Barryroe), and Kilmacabea or Leap, which up to then was ‘The Bishops Parish’, with an Administrator, was made a parish.

Date Of Death

Place Of Burial
St. Barrahane’s Church, Castletownshend, Skibbereen, Co. Cork