Very Rev. Denis O’Donoghue PP


Parish Of Birth
St. Patrick’s

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

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

Retired ex Crosshaven PP : 15/6/1998

Crosshaven PP : 6/6/1986 – 15/6/1998

Ardfield PP : 1/2/1982 – 6/6/1986

The Lough CC : 23/8/1975 – 1/2/1982

Ss. Peter & Paul’s CC : 25/1/1969 – 23/8/1975

Diocesan Mission in Peru : 1/1/1967 – 06/1969

St. James Missionary Society/Bolivia : 4/7/1964 – 11/1966

Bandon CC (Parish) : 12/12/1961 – 1964

Gurranabraher CC1 : 23/8/1958 – 12/12/1961

Goleen CC : 14/5/1955 – 23/8/1958

Chaplain, Mount St. Joseph’s : 1/8/1951 – 14/5/1955

Ministry Abroad/ Birmingham : 1947 – 1951

Affectionately known by priest colleagues as DOD!

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
The Presbytery, Crosshaven, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
St Brigid’s Church Grounds, Crosshaven, Co. Cork.

Fr Denis O’Donoghue, retired parish priest of Crosshaven, died on November 27th, 1998 at The Presbytery, Crosshaven, where he had served for over 12 years. He was 76 years of age.
He was a native of St. Patrick’s Parish, Cork, and was ordained for the Diocese of Cork in 1947.
Following ordination, he ministered in Birmingham Diocese for four years before returning to become chaplain at Mount St. Joseph’s, Cork, until 1951. Next he went to Goleen where he served as curate until 1955. There followed terms as curate in Gurrana-braher (until 1958), and in Bandon (1958-1961).
In 1964 he joined the St. James Missionary Society and went on the missions to Bolivia. His time in South America included a term with the Diocesan Mission in Trujillo, Peru (1967-1969).
After returning home, he served in Cork City as curate in Ss. Peter and Paul’s Parish (1969-1975) and in the Lough Parish (1975-1982).
He was appointed Parish Priest of Ardfield in February 1982 and was appointed to Crosshaven in June 1986. He retired in May 1998.
Published in the Cork and Ross Diocesan Directory 1999.