Parish Of Birth
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland
Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel , Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Ballyphehane PP : 9/5/1969 – 8/1/1979
Uibh Laoire PP : 31/5/1958 – 9/5/1969
Glanmire CC : 20/7/1945 – 31/5/1958
Ovens CC : 1/5/1937 – 20/7/1945
Tracton CC : 18/4/1935 – 1/5/1937
Murragh & Templemartin AP : 29/7/1928 – 18/4/1935
Ministry Abroad/ Armagh : 1923 – 1928
Appointed to the Cathedral Chapter on the 25/6/1974.
He was a nephew of Very Rev. Fr. Denis Bernard, P.P., Murragh & Templemartin (1905-1935)and a cousin of Fr. John Bernard, C.C., Goleen (1917).
He was a grand-uncle of Very Rev. Bernard Cotter, P.P. – currently serving in the diocese.
During his appointment as Ovens CC he was responsible for the building of the outdoor Marian Grotto at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Farran. Likewise, he was responsible for the building of the outdoor Marian Grotto in Glanmire.
Canon Bernard had many friends in the greyhound world and in his earlier days raced dogs with a fair measure of success under the pseudonym of “T. P. McCarthy”.
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork
Place Of Burial
Maria Assumpta Convent Grounds, Ballyphehane, Cork
Most Rev. Dr. Ml. Murphy, Coadjutor Bishop of Cork and Ross, presided at the Concelebrated Requiem Mass. Most Rev. Dr. Lucey, Bishop of Cork and Ross, was also present. The chief concelebrant of the Requiem Mass was Very Rev. P. Canon Fullam, P.P., The Lough.