Parish Of Birth
Ardfield / Rathbarry
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland
Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Ballincollig PP : 16/9/1928 – 29/4/1929
Caheragh PP : 14/3/1915 – 16/9/1928
Kinsale CC : 12/4/1908 – 14/3/1915
Bandon CC : 14/5/1902 – 12/4/1908
Drinagh CC : 13/81893 – 14/5/1902
Clontead CC : 7/6/1891 – 13/8/1893
Durrus CC : 24/3/1889 – 7/6/1891
Chaplain, Presentation Convent, Crosshaven : 7/8/1887 – 24/3/1889
He was a brother of Fr. Daniel O’Donovan, C.C. (Ballincollig)
While preaching during the Mass he was celebrating on Sunday, 28/4/1929 he was taken suddenly ill and remained unconscious until he died(29/4/1929).
He was a very active figure in the Land League agitation, and while in Bandon he took a prominent part in bringing about the land purchase in the Sir John Arnott estate.
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
Parochial House, Ballincollig, Co. Cork
Place Of Burial
St. Mary & St. John’s Church Grounds, Ballincollig. Co. Cork
His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Cohalan, Bishop of Cork, presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass. The celebrant of the Mass was, Very Rev. Timothy Canon O’Leary , P.P. Glounthaune; deacon was, Fr. Daniel J. Horgan, C.C., St. Joseph’s, Mayfield; sub-deacon was, Fr. A. Coffey, C.C, Ballingarry, Co. Limerick, and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. Richard J. Barrett, C.C., Cathedral.
His brother, Fr. Daniel