Very Rev. Denis Bernard PP


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
Salamanca Spain

St. Patrick’s College, Thurles Co Tipperary, Ireland.

Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Thurles, Co. Tipperary

Murragh and Templemartin PP : 18/6/1905 – 20/3/1935

Desertserges CC : 1894 – 18/6/1905

Enniskeane CC : 10/1/1893 – 1894

Kilbrittain CC : 8/11/1891 – 10/1/1893

Kilmichael CC : 8/7/1888 – 8/11/1891

Schull CC : 1879 – 8/7/1888

Goleen CC : 1874 – 1879

He was an uncle of Fr. John (Jack) Bernard, who for some years (1928-1935) acted as his curate and Fr. John Bernard, C.C., Goleen (1917).
He was a great grand-uncle of Fr. Bernard Cotter who currently serves in the diocese.
During his appointments in the western parishes of the Diocese of Cork (Schull & Goleen) he was prominently identified with the Land Purchase movement, which was particularly active in the area. He held many vivid recollections of incidents associated with the campaign, including the famous battle of Staball Hill, near Ballydehob, where the military and police were in conflict with the tenants.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. John the Baptist Church Grounds, Newcestown, Co. Cork

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Cohalan, Bishop of Cork, presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass. The celebrant of the Mass was, Fr. John Bernard, C.C., Newcestown (nephew); deacon was, Fr. John V. Hurley, C.C., Bandon; sub-deacon was, Fr. Daniel J. O’Donovan, C.C., St. Finbarr’s, and the masters of ceremonies were, Fr. Richard J. Barrett, C.C., Cathedral, and Fr. Jeremiah O’Mahony, C.C, Cathedral.