Rev. Michael A. Murphy Cp.


Parish Of Birth
Murragh and Templemartin

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

Chaplain, Poor Clare Convent : 1/1/1915 – 18/1/1916

Post-Graduate Studies, Freiburgh University, Germany : 1913 – 1915

On his return home from Freiburg University he was appointed as the first chaplain to the Poor Clare Community – then recently established in Cork.

Rathcullen, Templemartin, Co. Cork, where he was born and where he died, is a place of interest as being the traditional birth-place of St. Finbarr – Patron of the Diocese of Cork.
He was the first to undertake the writing of a Catholic history of the Diocese of Cork – Very Rev. Patrick Canon Cahalane, P.P., Kilmurry (1959-1963) was later to take up where Fr. Murphy left off.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Rathcullen, Templemartin, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Joseph’s Church Grounds, Cloughduv, Co. Cork

The celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Joseph’s Church, Cloughduv, was, Fr. John Murphy, C.C., Cathedral; deacon was, Fr. Denis Murphy, St. Finbarr’s College, Farranferris; sub-deacon was, Fr. Michael E. Murphy, C.C., Murragh, and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. Richard Cronin, Chaplain, Bon Secours Convent.