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Canon Michael Walsh RIP

With regret we advise of the death earlier today of Canon Michael Walsh in Nazareth House, Mallow, Co. Cork. Canon Walsh had moved to Mallow on his retirement in 2012.

Please pray for the repose of his soul as we thank the Lord for his service as a priest in the diocese for over 50 years.

Ordained 13th June 1959 in the Cathedral of the Assumption in Carlow

St Bernadette's, Motherwell - Assistant Priest 1959 - 1960

St Aloysius, Chapelhall - Assistant Priest 1960 - 1963

St Mary's, Caldercruix - Assistant Priest 1963

St Cadoc's, Halfway - Assistant Priest 1963 - 1966

Holy Trinity & All Saints, Coatdyke - Assistant Priest 1966 - 1972

St Barbara's, Muirhead - Assistant Priest 1972 - 1980

St Andrew’s, Airdrie - Assistant Priest 1980 - 1984

St Aloysius', Chapelhall - Parish Priest 1984 - 2012

Chapter of Cathedral Canons - 2008

Canon Walsh also served as chaplain to Monklands Hospital in Coatbridge for a number of years.

The funeral Mass for Canon Walsh will take place in the Church of the Resurrection, Mallow, on Monday 2nd May at 12 noon.

The Mass will be streamed on :

On Wednesday 4th May at 7 pm, there will be a Mass in St. Aloysius’ to pray for the repose of the soul of Canon Walsh and to give thanks for his many years of service in the parish and diocese. Any clergy wishing to attend should advise Fr Delaney to allow him to make necessary arrangements for vestments.

There will be a Months' Mind Mass in May.

Our Lady, Queen of Priests, pray for him.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.

Canon Walsh (right) with the late Cardinal Winning and the late Bishop Devine


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