Very Rev. James O’Donovan PP


Parish Of Birth

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

Details Of Ordination
Convent of Mercy Chapel, Skibbereen, Co. Cork

Kilmeen/Castleventry PP : 1945 – 24/6/1962

Castlehaven Adm : 1939 – 1945

Skibbereen CC : 08/1926 – 1939

Kilcoe CC : 1918 – 08/1926

Fr. O’Donovan collapsed shortly after arriving at St. Finbarr’s College, Farranferris for the annual diocesan retreat. He died three hours later. He was aged 70.

He was a nephew of the brothers, Fr’s. John Kearney, P.P., Ardfield(1906-1936) and Thomas Kearney, P.P., Kilmeen(1906-1918).

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
St Finbarr’s College, Farranferris, Cork

Place Of Burial
St Mary’s Cemetery, Rossmore, Co. Cork

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Lucey, Bishop of Cork presided at Office and Solemn Requiem Mass celebrated by Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Barrett P.P. V.G., Clonakilty; deacon was Fr. Thomas McGrath C.C., Clonakilty and the sub-deacon was Very Rev. Patrick O’Donovan P.P. Rath; Very Rev. Patrick E. Collins Adm. Skibbereen, was the master of ceremonies.

Associated Links
His uncle, Very Rev. John Kearney, PP
His uncle, Very Rev. Thomas Kearney, P.P.