Parish Of Birth
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland
Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris : 19/7/1907 – 18/2/1912
Chaplain, Lunatic Asylum : 1/9/1907 – 18/2/1912
Chaplain, St Angela’s Convent : 3/12/1906 – 1/9/1907
Clontead CC : 22/1/1905 – 3/12/1906
Post-Graduate Studies/Maynooth : 1904 – 1905
At St. Finbarr’s Seminary, Farranferris he encouraged in the students an interest for the national games(hurling), an interest which he cultivated himself. The hurling team which he organised within the Seminary achieved many distinctions on the hurling field, winning the Cork Colleges Cup presented by His Lordship, Dr. O’Callaghan, and the Munster Colleges Cup, and crowned their honours by winning the title of All Ireland College Champions.
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
St. Finbarr’s (South) Presbytery, Cork.
Place Of Burial
St. Finbarr’s Cemetery, Cork
On the day of his death (18/2/1912), he was enroute to the All-Ireland hurling final – Limerick v Kilkenny, at the Cork Athletic Grounds. On hearing that the match was postponed, due to adverse weather conditions, he decided to visit his friend, Fr Timothy O’Leary at St. Finbarr’s (South) Presbytery. While there he took ill and died.
The celebrant of the Solemn Requiem Mass at St. Finbarr’s (South) was, Fr. John Kennedy, Farranferris, deacon was, Fr. Joseph Scannell, D.D.; sub-deacon was, Fr. Richard Barrett, Chaplain, Presentation Convent, Bandon (cousin), and the master of the ceremonies were, Fr. John F. Murphy, Farranferris and Fr. Timothy O’Leary, C.C., St. Finbarr’s (South).
His cousin, Rev. Richard M. Barrett, Cp.