Rev. Cornelius M. O’Brien CC


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
Irish College, Paris France

Details Of Ordination
St. Vincent’s Convent Chapel, Peacock Lane, Cork

Douglas CC : 9/11/1903 – 4/3/1916

Chaplain, Cork Workhouse : 18/9/1901 – 9/11/1903

Chaplain, Bon Secours Convent : 27/2/1896 – 18/9/1901

St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris/Dean : 13/11/1892 – 27/2/1896

As Chaplain to the Bon Secours Convent he also had some pastoral duties at Ss. Peter & Paul’s.
He was a highly cultured priest, and his tastes led him to literary, artistic and musical pursuits. As a writer he was associated with the Journal of the Ivernian Society of which he was the principal editor. He had a keen appreciation of music, someimes taking the place of his friend and organ tutor Mr Theo Gmur, at Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church. As a student of art he attained considerable repute. His strong point was portraiture. To attain success as an artist he studied in Munich and London.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Mercy Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cork

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Coholan, Assistant Bishop of Cork, was the celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass, at Ss. Peter & Paul’s Church; deacon was, Fr. Michael O’Sullivan, C.C., Cathedral; sub-deacon was, Fr. Denis O’Flynn, C.C., St. Finbarr’s West (The Lough), and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. Philip C. McSweeney, C.C., St. Finbarr’s South.