Missionaries From Our Parish:

(Kilmurry Parish)
Siobhán Scanlan

My name is Siobhán Scanlan from Canovee in the Parish of Kilmurry. I am doing a School project on Missionaries from our parish, who are working, or have worked in Ireland or abroad, lay or Religious. I need your help.
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The Following a List of names of Missionaries she has collected to date, plus a little information.




Present Information

Fr Daniel J O'Sullivan

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Bishop O’Mahoney, Aherla

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Brother Herrick, Shandangan

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Fr Denis Coleman, Cloughduv.

Sr. Marion (Joan) O’ Sullivan, Classis.

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Sr. Margaret (Eileen) O’ Sullivan. Knockavullig. Columbian,

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Sr.Kathleen O’ Sullivan, Oldfort .Franciscan Missionary Sisters for Africa

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Sr. ?  (Maureen) Cronin, Forest

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Canon Dan Connolly, Lehenagh

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Elanor Cronin

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Fr. Dick Lehane

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Fr Dan Lucey

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Fr Michael Murphy

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Fr Matt Corcoran
Fr Michael A Murphy

Fr. Kieran O’Callaghan, OFM cap (Forest)

Farm now owned by Dan Connors

Was he an uncle of Cannon Donal O’Callaghan, Bantry. ?

Fr. Dan O’Callaghan Forrest.

Canon Denis Scanlan,  Lehenagh

PP Kilmurry, buried in Cloughduv Churchyard. His Dad was a judge in Shandangan Courthouse

Sr. Zita Lynch Bons Secours

of Classis

Related to Donal O’ Riordan Coolalta

Another brother, ? Lynch Lower Farren

Another brother,  Charlie,  Lynch Ovens Bridge

(Late of Classis now Mrs. Nellie Looney’s)

Fr. Dan Lucey, Shandangan. Columban, worked for many years in China. Died in Scotland.


Fr. Richard Wall, S.M.A. Shandangan

The Wall family

Fr. Billy O’ Riordan, Curragh

Fr.  ?   Moynihan,   Galway

Uncle of Jimmy Moynihan RIP, Coolnacarrige

Sister Paschal O Sullivan, Cloughduv

Canon Donal O’ Callaghan, Bantry.

Fr. Willie Lernihan. Deceased


Sr. Mary Laurana Lernihan U.S.A



Sr. Bartholomew (Ruth) Lernihan)


Fr. John O’ Mahony of Aherla.
Worked in Essex.

Buried in the Churchyard in Cloughduv in 1983

Sr. ? (Maureen) & Sr. ? (Joan) Kelleher

From Nettleville, now in Australia

Corkery Priests, Aherla Fr. Dan works in Diocese of Alexandria, USA

Fr. Donal O’Mahony, Died 1993

China, Australia and U.S.


Three sisters, Nuns, Sr. Declan, Sr. Vincent & and Sr. Ita McSweeny,  Knockshanawee.

Also Murphy sisters from Cloughduv . Mother taught in Cloughduv. Died recently. Drishane Sisters.

Fr. Dan O’ Sullivan, Kilbary

Momument in Kilbarry?

Fr. Holland, Chinese Missionaries died and was buried in China about 1940.

Lived near Nevilles Cross. Land was flooded by the ESB

3 O’ Flynn brothers, Aherla, Priests, one in Scotland, one in Ross, third in Glasgow



Fr. Micháel Kelleher, C.C. Bantry

Fr. Peadar Murphy, Kilmurry, Now C.C. Rushbrooke, Cobh

Fr. Francie Kelleher, Inchirahilly –Chaplain St. Finbarr’s Hospital, Cork

Sr. ?  (Hannah) Ahern

Sr. Cora (Peggy) Wall, Lissarda. MMM

(First cousin of Sr. Eileen Wall)

Sr. Kathleen Crowley M.M.M. in Kenya Carraigdarrery, Lissarda Co. Cork.


Sr  ?    Holland in Kenya


Arch Bishop Murphy born in Bellmount
Died at 94.

Family were evicted from Michael Luceys, Bellmount

Sr. (Han? Nan ?) Cronin, Forrest.

First cousin of Jimmy Moynihan & Nora Lucey.

Sr. Helen O’Sullivan, (Baptised ‘Nora’)                in Drishane . Taught for many years in Malaya. Sr. Helen also had two aunts (Foleys) in Drishane. Kathleen will know about them.

Aunt or grand aunt of Kathleen Healy Nettleville


Sr. ?  Murphy, Coolnasoon.

Good Shepard Convent, Sundays Well

Cork died 1970

Theresa Looney (Lay Missionary in ?)


Theresa (Cronin) O’Callaghan

(Lay Missionary)

Teacher of Religion and English in Nigeria from 1970 to 1974

Sr. (Essie)  Hinchion, Adfoyle Order.


Sr. ? (“Baby”)  McCarthy, Coolnacarrige

Redemptorist Mun in Dublin enclosed-order. Entered 1927. Died 1977. Both parents taught in Canovee. Her brother, Denis, was Canovee Dispensary doctor for many years

Sr. Flavian Lehane, Crossmahon
Sr. ? (Eileen) Wall, S.M.A.

Fr. Jeremiah O’ Sullivan

Knockavullig.  P.P Kilmichael

Uncle of Fr. Tim O’ Sullivan. Was in Bandon one time.
Fr. Tim O’ Sullivan, Oldfort

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