Archdeacon Jeremiah J. O’Sullivan


Parish Of Birth

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

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

Chaplain, Convent of Mercy, Kinsale : 3/9/1990

St. Patricks (Lower Rd.) PP : 12/6/1984 – 3/9/1990

Bandon PP : 6/9/1971 – 12/6/1984

South Parish Adm. : 27/5/1967 – 6/9/1971

Dean of Residence/ U.C.C. : 19/12/1959 – 27/5/1967

St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris : 1/8/1940 – 19/12/1959

Post-Graduate Studies/Maynooth : 1938 – 1940

He was a nephew of Very Rev. Jeremiah O’Sullivan, P.P., Kilmichael (1946-1947), and a cousin of Fr. Daniel J. McCarthy, C.C., Ss. Peter & Paul’s (1928-1935) and Very rev. Timothy J. O’Sullivan, A.P., Kilmurry

Appointed Vicar Forane (V.F.) of the Bandon Deanery on the 6/9/1971.
Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter on the 9/12/1971.
Appointed Archdeacon on the 5/10/1976.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
St. Paul’s, Bushmount, Clonakilty, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Cork

Many students in Farranferris came to know the late Archdeacon, while he was teaching there for a period of two decades or more. He taught Mathematics and Science. As Juniors, some of us found the teaching of Maths a little frenetic, and, therefore, confusing. One year in the Archdeacon’s class put all the ‘x’s and ‘y’s firmly in the right place; his class style was euclidean in its deliberateness. Students are discerning enough is many ways and he was rated a gentleman, courteous and fair, highly respected.
Many years later, when he was parish priest in Bandon, a local farmer echoed the student opinion. When the Archdeacon had left his house after a station, the farmer, his table-companion for the previous two hours, exclaimed: ‘Well, he is one real gentleman’. Jerry was shy, to a fault, perhaps, which could have given the impression that he was remote and distant. For those who got through the barrier, he was considerate and a person of great humour.
He had an excellent appreciation of music and was an accomplished singer. He participated fully in maintaining liturgical music alive in the Dioceses. In addition, he was active in his support and interest for the success of classical music in the city.
His last years were spent in the shadow of disabilities resulting from a stroke. But his gentility, his humour, and above all, his outstanding courage, never deserted him. He was an addition to any company and we pray that the fullness of his rich personality is being realised now in a more happy place.
– Fr. Patrick Walsh, P.P.
First published in the Cork and Ross Diocesan Directory 1996.

The Concelebrated Requiem Mass was celebrated at St. Patrick’s Church, Lower Rd., Cork.

Associated Links
His uncle, Very Rev. Jeremiah O’Sullivan, PP
His cousin, Fr. Daniel J. McCarthy, CC
His cousin, Very Rev. Timothy J. O’Sullivan, AP