Parish Of Birth
St. Patrick’s College, Carlow Ireland
Details Of Ordination
Cathedral of the Assumption, Carlow, Co. Carlow
Glanmire AP : 19/6/1998 – 1999
Glanmire PP : 7/9/1985 – 19/6/1998
Ballincollig CC1 : 21/8/1976 – 7/9/1985
Turner’s Cross CC : 22/2/1975 – 21/8/1976
Chaplain, Secondary Schools : 8/9/1969 – 22/2/1975
Chaplain, Sarsfield’s Court : 8/9/1969 – 22/2/1975
Enniskeane CC : 18/12/1965 – 8/9/1969
Caheragh CC : 14/4/1964 – 18/12/1965
Chaplain, Little Sisters of the Poor : 23/3/1962 – 14/4/1964
Mayfield AP : 15/7/1961 – 23/3/1962
Chaplain, Honan Home : 7/12/1960 – 15/7/1961
Ministry Abroad/Southwark : 1957 – 7/12/1960
Fr. Sean was editor of the diocesan magazine ‘The Fold’ whilst a curate in Ballinhassig.
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork
Place Of Burial
St Joseph’s Church Grounds, Springhill, Glanmire, Co. Cork
Archdeacon Sean Burke died on January 3rd, 2000 at the Bon Secours Hospital, Cork. He had been in poor health, which had caused his early retirement from parish life.
He was a native of Kilmichael Parish and was ordained in Carlow on 8th June, 1957. Following ordination he went on temporary mission to Southwark Diocese in England until 1960.
In December 1960 he became Chaplain to the Honan Home, Montenotte, Cork, and in 1961 he was appointed assistant curate in Mayfield. The following year he was appointed Chaplain to the Little Sisters of the Poor in Montenotte.
In 1964, he was appointed curate in Caheragh parish and a year later moved to Enniskeane. In 1969, he was appointed Chaplain to St. Stephen’s Hospital, Glanmire, and also served as Secondary Schools’ Chaplain.
In 1975 he went to Turners Cross and moved a year later to Ballinhassig, where he served until 1985. During his time in Ballinhassig, Archdeacon Burke was also editor of ‘The Fold’.
In September 1985, he was appointed parish priest of Glanmire. Archdeacon Burke retired as PP due to failing health on June 19th, 1998, but remained on in the parish and helped out until his health forced him to discontinue in 1999.
Published in the Cork and Ross Diocesan Directory 2001.