Rev. Jeremiah (Jerome) O’Leary


Parish Of Birth
South Parish

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

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

Chaplain, Poor Clare Convent : 1955 – 6/5/1974

Lecturer U.C.C./Sociology : 1944 – 1974

Chaplain, Presentation Convent, Turner’s Cross : 21/12/1943 – 1953

Chaplain, Clifton Oratory : 8/9/1940 – 21/12/1943

Beal Ath’n Ghaorthaigh CC : 10/9/1938 – 8/9/1940

Ministry Abroad/Southwark : 1935 – 1938

On his return from ministry in England, he became actively involved in the promotion of Adult Education in Cork as well as throughout Munster. He was also responsible for the diploma course in Sociology at the University College, Cork.
He was for many years a council member of the Cork Historical & Archaeological Society.
He was also a prominent member in the Legion of Mary.
For a brief pen picture of Fr. Jerome – particularly with reference to his role in the Department of Sociology at the University College, Cork, we would recommend: U.C.C. Record-University College, Cork 1975 p. 31.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Cork

Very Rev. Robert V. Canon Powell, P.P., V.F., Bantry, presided at the Concelebrated Requiem Mass at St. Finbarr’s South, Cork. The concelebrants were: Very Rev. Charles O’Connor, P.P., Monkstown; Rev. Dr. Peter Dempsey, O.F.M. Cap., University College, Cork; Rev. Dr. Liam Ryan, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth; Rev. Dr. Timothy F. Crowley, Adm., St. Finbarr’s South, and Fr Nicholas, O.F.M. Cap., Dublin.