Very Rev. James O’Driscoll (Snr) PP


Parish Of Birth

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

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

Kilmichael PP : 1813 – 20/9/1857

St. Mary’s Seminary/Professor : 1812 – 1813

Fr. James O’Driscoll P.P., was replaced as Parish Priest of Kilmichael by his nephew Fr James O’Driscoll (Jnr)

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Parochial House, Clonmoyle, Kilmichael, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
In the Sanctuary of St. Finbarr’s Church, Toames, Kilmichael, Co. Cork

On yesterday, at his residence, Clonmoyle, the Rev. James O’Driscoll, P.P., of Kilmichael, in his 69th. year. The remains of this venerable clergyman are to be interred at Toames Chapel, Kilmichael, on Wednesday next, immediately after the Office and High Mass, which will commence precisely at half-past ten o’clock – Cork Examiner, 21st. September, 1857.

At his residence, Clonmoyle, on the 20th inst, the Rev. James O’Driscoll, P.P., aged 69 years, 44 of which he was Parish Priest of Kilmichael. Though his health had been declining for several years past, and the mission over which he presided was a laborious one, yet he has left lasting proofs of that love of religion and literature which so strikingly characterised his highly distinguished college career, by the erection of two commodious Churches and of several National Schools. With those who were acquainted with him, and competent to judge of his merits as a scholar, he had the reputation of being a profound Theologian, but especially did he excel in Classical Literature, possessing, as he did, a rare and complete knowledge of the Greek and Latin languages. Perhaps the most striking feature in his character was his thorough sincerity of manner. The death of this venerable Priest, like his life, was holy and edifying, and he descended to the grave after a blameless, useful, and honorable career, amid the tears and blessings of his flock, the affection of his brethern and the respect of all who knew him – Cork Examiner, 28th. September, 1857.

Associated Links
His nephew, Very Rev. James O’Driscoll (Jnr)