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RSS Mass Readings

  • Mon 13 August


    Monday of week 19 in Ordinary Time, or Saints Pontian, Pope, and Hippolytus, Priest, Martyrs , or Saint Fachtna, Bishop
  • Tue 14 August


    Saint Maximilian Kolbe, Priest, Martyr
  • Wed 15 August


    The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

List of sacristans over the last hundred years
  • Denis (Dinny) Ryan, Boherlahan
  • Denis and Bridget Ryan, Thurlesbeg
  • Liam Butler, Boherlahan
  • Nellie Burns, Thurlesbeg
  • Nell Tynan, St Joseph’s Avenue
  • Margaret Carew, Synone
  • Josephine and Oliver Hassett, St Joseph’s Avenue
  • Mary and Pat Donnelly, Nodstown

Author: Paddy O’Dwyer

List of curates since 1804
  • Fr John Hickey, 1804-11
  • Fr John Ryan, 1806-12
  • Fr Denis Meagher, 1819-20
  • Fr Robert Grace, 1824-32
  • Fr Daniel Corcoran, 1833-34
  • Fr William Barron, 1834-38
  • Fr James Davern, 1836-39
  • Fr Walter Cantwell, 1839-45
  • Fr William Cahill, 1845-47
  • Fr Theophilus O’Meara, 1846-55
  • Fr Thomas O’Donnell, 1855-57
  • Fr John Hayden, 1857-63
  • Fr John Madden, 1862-64
  • Fr Michael Fitzgerald, 1864-65
  • Fr William Corcoran, 1865-75
  • Fr Walter Cantwell, 1875-76
  • Fr Edward Hogan, 1876-83
  • Fr James J. Delaney, 1883-87
  • Fr John Layne, 1887-91
  • Fr William Ryan, 1891-96
  • Fr Richard Fennelly, 1896-97
  • Fr Cornelius Riordan, 1897-1900
  • Fr Michael Hourigan, 1900-01
  • Fr Thomas Fahy, 1902-05
  • Fr Michael O’Sullivan, 1905-08
  • Fr Thomas Nolan, 1908-19
  • Fr Edward Blake, 1919-36
  • Fr John Hayes, 1936-55
  • Fr John Lee, 1955-65
  • Fr John Finnan, 1965-74
  • Fr Richard Fitzgerald, 1974-85
  • Fr James O’Donnell, 1990-92
  • Fr Colin Bergin, 1992-96
  • Fr Derry Quirke, 1996-98
  • Fr Michael Kennedy, 2004-07
  • Fr Peter Brennan, 2007-15
  • Fr Tom Dune, 2015-

There are no records to show who the curates were between 1812 and 1819, and between 1820 and 1824. Fr Slattery, the priest who built the church, retired in 1813 but lived until 1830, and it is quite possible that he carried on in the capacity of a modern day associate pastor. He is buried at the entrance to St Joseph’s aisle. On occasions during the nineteenth century there were two curates officiating in the parish at the same time. In more modern times, both Canon Maurice Morrissey, 1985-89, and Fr James Feehan, 1998-2004, acted as associate pastors, obviating the necessity of a curate. Up to the building of the Parochial House in Boherlahan, the curates resided with the parish priest in Ballinree where he had a residence and 49 acres rented from the Smith-Barry family. In the late 1800s and early years of the twentieth century, the curates resided at Sruhane, now the residence of the Delaney family. The current curate’s residence was built during the second decade of the twentieth century.

Author: Paddy O’Dwyer

Parish Priests of Boherlahan-Dualla
  • Fr James Slattery, 1795-1813, last parish priest of Ardmayle-Ballysheehan and first parish priest of Boherlahan-Dualla.
  • Fr Patrick Flanagan, 1813-28
  • Fr William Kirwan, 1829-69
  • Fr James Hogan, 1869-80
  • Fr John Clancy, 1880-97
  • Fr Nicholas Rafferty, 1897-1901
  • Fr John Kelly, 1901-08
  • Fr James Connery, 1908-09
  • Fr John M. Murphy, 1909-17
  • Fr John Duggan, 1918-30
  • Fr Patrick B. Quinlan, 1931-36
  • Fr William O’Dwyer, 1937-54
  • Fr Michael B. O’Dwyer, 1955-66
  • Fr Maurice Morrissey, 1966-85; A.P. 1985-89
  • Fr James Feehan 1985-98; A.P. 1998-2004
  • Fr Joseph Egan, 1998-

Thirteen of the deceased parish priests are buried within the church or in the church grounds of Boherlahan. Fr Patrick Flanagan was translated to Killenaule and is buried there. Fr John
Kelly was appointed to Doon and later to Lattin. Ill-health forced him to retire and he is buried with his family in Killenaule graveyard.

Author: Paddy O’Dwyer