Mgr. Denis McSweeney PP VG


Parish Of Birth

Colleges Attended
Irish College, Paris France

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

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

St. Patricks (Lower Rd.) PP : 18/11/1893 – 21/2/1906

Bandon PP : 05/1878 – 18/11/1893

Carrigaline PP : 1867 – 05/1878

Cathedral CC : 1850 – 1864

Chaplain, City Gaol : 1849 – 1850

Lecturer, North Cathedral : 1849 – 1850

Health reasons, forced him on a number of occasions to take sick leave, which may explain the absence of appointments prior to 1849 and between 1864 and 1867.

He was a nephew of the brothers; Very Rev. Daniel McSweeney, P.P., V.F., Bandon (1820-1845) and Very Rev. Dr. Patrick McSweeney, President of the Irish College, Paris (1828-1860).

Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter in 1874
Appointed Vicar Forane (V.F.) of the Banon Deanery in 1878.
Appointed Vicar General of the Diocese in 1890.
Appointed Dean of the Diocese in 1890.
Appointed Papal Prelate with title of Monsignor in 1896.

As Parish Priest of Carrigaline he was instrumental in the building of St. Brigid’s Church, Crosshaven to replace the chapel at Myrtleville, built some eighty years previously.The dedication of the new church took place on Sunday, June 29th, 1873.

During his period in Carrigaline the Presentation Sisters came to Crosshaven in 1876 and the building of the convent commenced shortly afterwards. The convent was completed in 1879, however, Canon McSweeeney had been moved to Bandon in 1878.

While in Bandon, he had the flights of stone steps leading to St. Patrick’s Church erected.
Mention might also be made that the failure of the Munster Bank occurred while he was stationed in Bandon, and it was but characteristic of him that he laboured with zeal and at great personal sacrifice to lighten the burden that befell the depositors, and to have the bank reconstructed on a sound basis.

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Parochial House, St. Patrick’s, Lower Road, Cork

Place Of Burial
St. Brigid’s Church Vault’s, Crosshaven, Co.Cork

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. O’Callaghan, Bishop of Cork was the celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Patrick’s Church. The deacon was, Fr, William X. McCarthy, C.C., St. Patrick’s; sub-deacon was, Fr. Patrick O’Leary, C.C., St. Patrick’s, and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. John Cassidy, C.C., St. Patrick’s.

Associated Links
His uncle, Very Rev. Daniel McSweeney, PP, VF
His uncle. Very Rev. Dr. Patrick McSweeney