Very Rev. Canon John McNamara PP


Parish Of Birth

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

Monkstown PP : 1875 – 28/6/1898

Cathedral CC : 1853 – 1875

Chaplain, Sisters of Mercy/Cork : 1851 – 1853

Chaplain, Cork Workhouse : 1851 – 1853

Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter in 1872.
In early life, he was a close friend of Fr. Theobold Mathew, OFM, the Apostle of Temperance, and because of that friendship he promoted throughout his entire priesthood the cause of Temperance. Likewise it was his initiative that many working men’s bands prospered in Cork – he used to call these bands the “school of culture” for the working man.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Parochial House, Monkstown, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
Sacred Heart Church Vaults, Monkstown, Co. Cork

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. O’Callaghan, Bishop of Cork, presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass. The celebrant of the Mass was, Very Rev. James Canon Hegarty, P.P., Glanmire; deacon was, Fr. William Desmond, C.C., Monkstown; sub-deacon was, Fr. Timothy Murphy, (Glanmire – newly ordained), and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. John Fahy, C.C., St. Finbarr’s South.