Parish Of Birth
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.
His nephew, Very Rev. Edward (Ned) Fitzgerald, PP