Very Rev. Mark Leonard PP


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
St. Vincent’s Seminary, Cork, Ireland

Irish College Louvain, Belgium

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

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

Tracton PP : 1917 – 30/5/1919

South Parish CC : 1900 – 1917

Ballincollig CC : 8/11/1891 – 1900

Chaplain, Ursuline Convent, Blackrock : 7/8/1887 – 8/11/1891

South Parish Sacristan : 1883 – 7/8/1887

Chaplain, St. Maries of the Isle : 1883 – 1884

Chaplain, St. Maries of the Isle : 1882 – 1883

He was a grandson of John Windle, the author of the History of Cork, and a pioneer of archaeological research in the South of Ireland.
On Sunday, September 20th 1903, at St. Finbarr’s (South), Church Cork, he baptised Michael John O’Donovan – who under the pseudonym of Frank O’Connor, wrote 150 short stories, novels, plays, poetry and two autobiographies.
Illness forced him to absent himself from the Parish of Tracton for the final year of his appointment.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Avoca, Blackrock, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Cork

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Cohalan, Bishop of Cork, presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Finbarr’s South. The celebrant of the Mass was, Very Rev. Richard Canon McCarthy, P.P., V.F., Kinsale; deacon was, Fr. Timothy G. Nunan, C.C., St. Finbarr’s South; sub-deacon was, Fr. Philip C. McSweeney, C.C., St. Finbarr’s South, and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. Timothy O’Leary, C.C., St. Finbarr’s South.