Death of Very Rev John O’Leary PE, AP, Ardee & Collon

The Archdiocese of Armagh is sad to announce the death on 27 October 2020 of Fr John O’Leary PE, AP, Ardee and Collon Parish. May he rest in peace.

His funeral will take place on Friday, 30th October, in the Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Ardee, at 11.00am. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions the funeral Mass will be private.

The Funeral Mass may be viewed on the Parish Webcam  and will also be streamed live via


Very Rev John O’Leary PE, AP

Born:   7 March 1943, Parish of Killarney, Co Kerry

CBS Charleville, Co Cork                  1955-60
St Patrick’s College, Armagh             1960-61
Pontifical Irish College, Rome           1961-67

Ordained:   18 February 1967, Basilica of St John Lateran, Rome

Reader, Darver & Dromiskin                                  1967-71
Curate, Faughart                                                  1971-73
Curate, Monasterboice                                          1973-78
Curate, Holy Redeemer, Dundalk                           1978-86
Missions, Lagos, Nigeria                                       1986-90
Curate, Haggardstown & Blackrock                       1990-95
Post Graduate Studies, Berkeley, California, USA   1995-98
Staff Chaplain, Berkeley, California, USA               1998-00
Parish Priest, Loughgilly, Whitecross                     2000-02
Staff Chaplain, Berkeley, California, USA               2002-05
Pastoral Work, Brooklyn Medical Centre, NY, USA   2005-13
Pastor Emeritus, Assistant Pastor, Ardee & Collon   2013-20

Date of Death: 27 October 2020, Louth County Hospital, Dundalk