Very Rev. Canon Thomas J Magner PP


Parish Of Birth
Ovens / Farran

Colleges Attended
Irish College, Paris France

Details Of Ordination
Paris, France

Dunmanway PP : 21/4/1907 – 15/12/1920

Cathedral CC : 13/8/1893 – 21/4/1907

Bandon CC : 12/1886 – 13/8/1893

Kinsale CC : 1883 – 12/1886

St. Finbarr’s Seminary, St. Patrick’s Hill : 1879 – 1883

Chaplain, North Presentation Convent : 1879 – 1883

Chaplain, Little Sisters of the Poor : 1878 – 1879

Chaplain, Bon Secours Convent : 1877 – 1878

Chaplain, Convent of Carmelites (Discalced) : 1876 – 1877

Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter in 1917.

The following telegram was received by his Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Cohalan, Bishop of Cork, yesterday afternoon:- “Canon Magner was shot dead by one of the auxiliary police about 2 p.m. to-day. – (Signed), Father Carmody.”
Our Dunmanway Correspondent wired last evening – I regret exceedingly to report the death of our beloved P.P., Canon Magner, at the hands of some auxiliary police, recently come to Dunmanway, and a young man, which occurred this afternoon on the Ballineen road, outside Dunmanway. The town is horrified, and the deepest mourning and resentment are displayed.,
It would appear that Canon Magner was taking his customary walk when he came upon the scene while they were shooting somebody.
He intervened and suffered death in consequence, as was characteristic of his charity and benevolence.
Later – It appears that it was a young man named Crowley who was shot whilst cycling when the Canon intervened and met his death.
Extracts from THE CORK EXAMINER, Thursday, December 16, 1920.

He was a brother of Fr. Patrick J. Magner, C.C., Dunmanway (1880-1886), a nephew of Fr. William Magner, C.C., Innishannon (!851-1854).

Recommended reading: “The Murder of Canon Magner and Tadhg O’Crowley” by Fr. Donal O’Donovan (2005).

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Ballyhalwick, Dunmanway, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Patrick’s Church Grounds, Dunmanway, Co. Cork

Dunmanway was yesterday the scene of a most imposing and most impressive demonstration of grief and condolence. It was the occasion of the double funeral of the victims of the appalling tragedy, when the deeply-loved and revered pastor of the parish – Very Rev. Canon Magner, P.P., and a promising young parishioner, Mr. Tadhg O’Crowley were brutally done to death a short distance from the town….. a striking feature of the obsequies was the extremely large and representative gathering of the clergy of the diocese of Cork, and adjoining diocese of Ross and Cloyne. The town was in deep mourning, every place of business being closed, and the attendance of the general public from the town as well as other centres in which the deceased ministered added a further and abiding tribute to his memory. The remains of Canon Magner rested on a catafalque in front of the High Altar, and on the side of the Altar rested the coffin containing the remains of Mr Crowley……
Solemn Requiem Mass was celebrated at 11 o’clock, his Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Cohalan, presiding. The celebrant was Very Rev Jeremiah Canon Cohalan, P.P., V.F., Bandon: deacon, Rev. Michael Carmody, C.C, Dunmanway; sub-deacon, Rev. John Ambrose, C.C, Cape Clear; master of ceremonies, Rev. Richard J. Barrett, C.C, Cathedral, Cork.
His Lordship Most Rev. Dr. Cohalan pronounced the final Absolution in both (interments).
Extracts from THE CORK EXAMINER, Saturday, December 18, 1920.

Associated Links
His brother, Fr. Patrick J.
His uncle, Fr. William Magner