|Date of Coming||Parish Priests and Curates||Other Information|
|July 2013||Fr Jerry Cremin PP|
|May 2011||Fr John Heinhold SPS Admin.||Transferred July 2013|
|July 2000||Fr Tom Riordan PP||Retired 27 July 2012|
|December 1991||Canon William Ahern PP||Died 27th June,
Buried in Kiulbrittain
|September 1985||Fr Jack McCarthy PP||Died in Kilbrittain 31st Oct 1991|
|October 1982||Fr Jerry Hyde, PP|
|June 1973||Fr John Murphy, PP|
|August 1970||Fr Dan J McCarthy PP|
|August 1967||Fr John Doody, PP||Died, buried in Kilbrittain 1970|
|Sept 1964 to 1967||Fr TA (Gus) O’Regan, CC||Last Curate in Kilbrittain –
When Fr. Coakley died in 1967
Fr. Dan J McCarthy was appointed as
sole priest of Kilbrittain.
This was the first parish in Cork
Diocese to loose a curate and to
become a one priest parish.
|June 1962||Fr J Walsh, CC|
|February 1954||Fr Donal Cahalane CC|
|November 1947||Fr Diarmuid O’Connor CC|
|Aug 18th, 1946||Fr Jeremiah Coakley PP||Died 30th Dec 1966
Buried in Kilbrittain
|January 1946||FR Michael O’Riordan CC|
|January 1944||Fr Richard Harris CC|
|December 1938||Fr Tim McSweeney CC||He retired to Kilbrittain as AP in 1984.
He died on the 8th September, 1996
and is buried in Kilbrittain.
|May 1935||Fr William Murphy CC|
|December 1932||FR TA (Gus) Coffey CC|
|September 1930||Fr Michael Twomey CC|
|June 1929||Fr John McSwiney PP||Died 14 March 1946, buried in
Fr. Mc Swiney lived in the Dower
House. When Fr. Coakley succeeded
him he built a new Parochial House
next to the church and moved there in
10th June 1892 Kilbrittain Church was
dedicated to St. Patrick.
|September 1928||Fr James J Coakley CC|
|September 1928||Fr John McSwiney Adm.||Appointed Parish Priest the following year|
|October 1927||Fr John McSwiney CC||Appointed Admisistgrator the following year|
|August 1923||Fr Denis A Aherne CC|
|July 1921||Fr D O’Mahony PP||Died 23 June 1930
Buried in Kilbrittain
|October 1920||Fr James O’Mahony CC|
|November 1908||Fr Bernard McKenna OSA CC|
|October 1902||Dr D O’Donovan CC||Fr. Dan O’Donovan was the priest who
guided the foundation of the Kilbrittain
GAA Club in 1904
|August 1898||Fr C Coakley, CC|
|April 1896||Fr P O’Connell CC|
|March 1896||Fr J O’Leary PP||Died in Kilbrittain 1922|
|January 1893||Fr TJ McCarthy, CC|
|November 1891||Fr D Bernard, CC|
|August 1889||Fr Ed McDonald CC|
|1st May 1889||Fr Andrew Forrest PP||Innishannon 1897 to 1917. Buried in Innishannon|
|November 1886||Fr C O’Leary, CC|
|January 1884||Fr J A Daly, CC|
|30th September 1883||Fr Daniel Coghlan CC||He was appointed as Bishop of Cork on
29th August 1916
|May 1881||Fr J Crowley|
|February 1880||Fr TF Burke, CC|
|June 1877||Fr James Brady CC|
|February 1876||Fr John Collins, CC|
|19th January 1876||Fr William Murphy, PP||moved to Enniskeane 1889
died Enniskeane in April 1892
buried in Farnivane church yard
|June 1875||Fr Patrick O’Neill CC|
|1874||Fr Timothy O’Sullivan PP||Died 1875|
|1874||Fr John Murphy||Died as CC 1874|
|November 1872||Fr Thomas Scannell PP|
|February 1871||Fr Daniel O’Sullivan CC|
|December 1870||Fr James Bowen, CC|
|September 1869||Fr A O’Connell CC|
|March 1867||Fr Patrick Hurley, CC|
|May 1864||Fr J Collins, CC|
|5th April 1863||Fr Simon Murphy, PP||Died and buried in Kilbrittain 1872|
|March 1859||Fr John Murphy, CC||First Curate in Kilbrittain:
When Fr. Murphy was appointed to
assist the aging Fr. Taylor in 1859
the townlands of Currarane, Killeens,
Glaunavaud and Gurraneasig were
transferred from Courcey’s Parish;
in order that the Rev. Robert Taylor
P.P. Kilbrittain, now old and infirm,
might have the necessary means to
support a curate.
|11th August 1826||Fr Robert Taylor, PP||Died 28 Jan 1863
buried in Kilbrittain
|15th September 1814||Fr John Foley, OSA, PP||Died 27th Nov 1828
Buried in Kilbrittain
|1760 to 1814||Fr Patrick Geran, OSF||The church was built during this time.
Fr. Geran served in Kilbrittain for 54 years.
During his time the present church was built in
1790. He retired in 1814 and lived in Bandon.
He died on 17th May 1819 and was interred in the
old church on Gallows Hill in Bandon.
When St Patrick’s Church in Bandon was opened in
1961 Fr Geran’s remains were removed from
the old church to the new one as well as two
former parish priests of Bandon.
He had served in the Diocese of Cork for over 70
|1750 to 1760||Fr Domhnall Ó Suilleabháin|
|1731 to 1743||Fr Lawrence Callanan||The first post-Reformation Church of which
there is definite information was at Barleyfield
Cross and it existed from 1740 to 1790. There is
no sign of that church now.
This church of 1740 was very likely built by
Fr. Laurence Callanan.
In 1790 the present Church in Kilbrittain was built
and in 1840 it was extended.
In 1743 a Mass House was built in Kilshinihan.
|1714 to 1731||Fr Florence Crowley||In 1731 the parishes of Kilbrittain and Rathclaren
were united when Fr Florence Crowley died.
|Ordained 1686||Fr Daniel Crowley||Ministered Timoleague Templeomalus
Templequinlane and Rathclaren.
|Ordained 1673||Fr Florence Carthy||Ministered in Ringrone Ballinadee Templetrine
|1655||Fr Micael OFM Cap||Ministered at Courceys Kilbrittain and Rathclaren.|
|1500||Thady McCarthy||Thady McCarthy, Dean of Cork to get churches of Rathclaren and Burren|
|1498||In 1498 the parishes of Burren and Rathclaren
|1478||Canon Thaddeus McCarthy||“Thaddeus McCarthy, canon of Cork, enters bond for rectories of of parish churches of Rathclarin and Burren, to be united with his canonry and prepend of of Cork” Bolster Vol I, p 500.|
|1447/8||John Cronin||“John Cronin (Ocronyn), rector of Templetrine (Treyne), to be given canonry and prebend of Kilbrttain of which Nicholas Kelly is to be deprived” Bolster Vol I, p 497.|
|1393||Canon Geoffrey Galwey||“Vincent Whyt, canon of Cork, prebendary of Kilbrogan.
Geoffrey Galwey to get the Prebend on the death of Whyt and to resign the canonry and prepend of Kilbrittain. Bolster Vol I, p 495