The Diocese of Cork and Ross has announced that Fr. Pat Walsh, a retired priest of the diocese who lived in Ahiohill has died this afternoon.
Fr. Pat was a native of Bandon Parish and was ordained to the priesthood on 19th June 1957 and began his ministry on temporary mission with the Kiltegan Fathers in Nigeria for three years.
On returning to the Diocese of Cork and Ross, he ministered initially as curate pro tem in the Lough Parish and then joined the teaching staff of Farranferris College until 1972. In those years, he also ministered as chaplain to St. Stephen’s Hospital, Sarsfield Court.
He served in the Cork and Ross Mission to Peru in Trujillo from 1972 – 1978.
Ater returning from Peru he ministered as Curate in Clonakilty, Parish Priest of Rosscarbery, Assistant Priest in Rosscarbery and Kilmeen and Castleventry.
On retirement he went to live at the Presbytery in Ahiohill in Enniskeane Parish and continued to minister until recent years.
May he now rest in the peace of the Lord whom he served.