Parish Of Birth
Ss. Peter & Paul’s
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland
Details Of Ordination
St. Michael’s Church, Blackrock, Cork
Kilmurry CC : 16/7/1999 – 27/11/2000
Blackpool CC – 16/7/1999
Ministry – Dublin Archdiocese
Kilmichael CC : 21/7/1976 – 6/9/1976
Ballinhassig CC : 31/8/1974 – 21/7/1976
Inchigeela CC : 1/3/1969 – 31/8/1974
Chaplain, Schull : 18/2/1967 – 1/3/1969
Ministry Abroad/Southwark : 1966 – 18/2/1967
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
Lissarda, Co. Cork
Place Of Burial
St. Joseph’s Church Grounds, Cloughduv, Co. Cork.
Fr. Willie McCarthy CC, Kilmurry, died in a car accident on November 27th near his home in Lissarda.
Fr. McCarthy was a native of Ss Peter and Paul’s parish in Cork city, having been reared on the Western Road, and was ordained to the priesthood in 1966.
His postings as a priest included terms in Southwark diocese in England, as chaplain in Schull, curate in Ballingeary and Ballinhassig. In recent years, he served terms in Dublin Archdiocese and as curate in Blackpool parish before he transferred to Lissarda, in Kilmurry parish.
He had been curate in Lissarda since July 1999. Fr. McCarthy was buried in the church grounds in Cloughduv.
Published in the Cork and Ross Diocesan Directory 2001.