1843. Pre Famine Statistical Survey of Parish of Kilmurray, Co. Cork, Prepared and Present to British Association Meeting Cork 1843 by Father John Kelleher, Curate.
Father Kelleher highly active with Father Quin of Durrus adn Father Barry of Bantry in anti tithe activities. Organiser of Catholic rent and Repeal meetings. Unusual as post ordination studied in Rome. The likes of father Kelleher were silenced from political activity from the 1870s by Cardinal Cullen.
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland
Details Of Ordination
St. Mary’s Cathedral, Cork
Kinsale PP : 10/1853 – 19/3/1875
Dunmanway PP : 1849 – 10/1853
Goleen PP : 1848 – 1849
Cathedral CC : 1847 – 1848
Kilmurry CC : 1841 – 1847
Kinsale CC : 1839 – 1841
Kilmurry CC – 1839
Muintir Bhaire CC
Post-Graduate Studies/Irish College. Rome
He was appointed Chancellor of the newly-established Cathedral Chapter on the 23/2/1858.
For an insight into the life and times of Canon Kelleher we would recommend; ‘Famine in West Cork – The Mizen Peninsula’ by Patrick Hickey, p. 99; 116; 133; 265; 288-9; 302; 307; 314; 325.
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
The Presbytery, Kinsale, Co. Cork
Place Of Burial
St. John the Baptist Church Vaults, Kinsale, Co. Cork
His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Delany, Bishop of Cork, presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass at St. John the Baptist Church, Kinsale, Co. Cork.
- Attended huge anti-tithe meeting Mount Gabriel led by Timothy O’Donovan, Tullagh, later prosecuted with Father Quin for not paying tithes. Many Church of Ireland and Methodist farmers attended the Mount Gabriel meeting. 1833 told Poor Law inquiry eviction often to insert a Landlord favourite or to replace a Catholic with a Protestant.
1843 as Curate of Kilmurray prepared a statistical analysis and present it to the British Association their annual meeting in Cok
1848 thanked the Quakers for their famine relief
1863 Led supporters in Kinsale election of V. B. Fitzgibbon against Sir George Colthurst. Military called to Kinsale on nomination day in case of trouble.
1868 supporting Kinale fisherman against allegation in Fishery Inspector report.
1869 while PP Kinsale swore of apprehension of damage to Chapel by Antrim Militia who later rioteted. A military enquiry was held into their actions.
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