Rev. Denis O’Donovan


Parish Of Birth
Clonakilty / Darrara

Colleges Attended
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland

Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Shortly after ordination, Bishop Wm. Fitzgerald, Bishop of Ross, sent him to America to collect funds to liquidate the debt on the recently dedicated Church of the Immaculate Conception, Clonakilty. While in America he requested excardination from the Diocese of Ross and was incardinated into the Archdiocese of New York.
In October 1908, Archbishop Farley appointed him the first Parish Priest of the newly created St. Brendan’s Parish in the Bronx, New York City.
Fr. O’Donovan accepted this challenge eagerly and with great anticipation. In a few years, his efforts had paid off. ‘Brendan Hill’ was a thriving parish. However, he would not live to see all of his dreams for the parish. He died in 1911, at the age of 51.

Date Of Death