Very Rev. Canon Edward J. Fitzgerald PP


Parish Of Birth
South Parish

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

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

Ballinlough PP : 05/1955 – 25/11/1968

Dunmanway PP : 28/1/1948 – 05/1955

South Parish Adm. : 12/1943 – 28/1/1948

South Parish CC : 5/10/1924 – 12/1943

Spike Island CC : 15/1/1922 – 5/10/1924

St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris : 2/2/1913 – 15/1/1922

Chaplain, City & County Gaol : 2/2/1913 – 1922

Chaplain, Sisters of Mercy/Bantry : 4/4/1912 – 2/2/1913

Ministry Abroad/Glasgow : 1909 – 1912

He was son of Sir Edward Fitzgerald, Lord Mary of Cork (1901-1903), and an uncle of Very Rev. Edward T. Fitzgerald, P.P., Glounthaune (1972-1988).
In the era of his appointment as curate at Spike Island, the island, being part of the Parish of Monkstown, had a considerable civilian population.
Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter on the 6/3/1945.
In May 1955, when the parish of Ballinlough was constituted a separate parish from Blackrock, Canon Fitzgerald became its first parish priest.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
South Infirmary Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
Our Lady of Lourdes Church Grounds, Ballinlough, Cork

Ven. Archdeacon Arthur Stritch, P.P., V.F., Kinsale, presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass. The celebrant of the Mass was, Fr. Edward T. Fitzgerald, C.C., Mayfield (nephew); deacon was, Very Rev. Canon Michael Nagle, P.P., V.F., Bantry; sub-deacon was, Very Rev. Daniel J. Canon O’Donovan, P.P., Blackrock, and the master of ceremonies was, Very Rev. Dan Canon Connolly, P.P., Ss. Peter & Paul’s.

Associated Links
His nephew, Very Rev. Edward (Ned) Fitzgerald, PP