Very Rev. Daniel McSweeney PP VF


Parish Of Birth

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

Details Of Ordination
St. Mary & St. Anne’s Cathedral, Cork

Bandon PP : 1820 – 26/2/1845

Kilmurry CC : 1812 – 1820

Cathedral CC

On the eve of the Great Famine (1846-1847) Daniel McSweeney contracted fever during his ministry. His death is recorded in St. Patrick’s Church, Bandon. The sermon on the occasion says; … it was from the bedside of a patient he brought the dreadful disease

He was the older brother of Very Rev. Patrick McSweeney, President of the Irish College, Paris, an uncle of Mgr. Denis McSweeney, P.P., V.G., St. Patrick’s (Lower Road) (1893-1906), and a cousin of Very Rev Peter McSwiney, P.P., Courceys (1832-1841)

On the 8/6/1861 the last Mass was celebrated in the Gallow’s Hill Church, Bandon (the consecration of St. Patrick’s Church, Bandon having taken place on the 6/6/1881), and the remains of Daniel McSweeney, together with those of Thomas Shinnick, P.P., Bandon (1820-1845) and Fr. Patrick Geran, ret. Parish Priest of Kilbrittain were exhumed and re-interred in St. Patrick’s Church, Bandon, Co. Cork.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Bandon, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
Gallows Hill Church, Bandon, Co. Cork

Associated Links
His brother, Very Rev. Dr. Patrick McSweeney
His nephew, Mgr. Denis McSweeney, PP, VG.
His cousin, Very Rev. Peter McSwiney, PP