Rev. John O’Connell Cp.


Parish Of Birth

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

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

Chaplain, Poor Clare Convent : 14/1/1917 – 13/5/1958

Chaplain, Reparation Convent : 18/5/1905 – 14/1/1917

Kealkill CC : 25/6/1900 – 18/6/1905

Drimoleague CC : 21/6/1896 – 25/6/1900

Illness during the early years of his priesthood left him almost totally deaf. Thereafter his priestly career was confined to chaplaincies.

Fr O’Connell took an active part in the language movement and was one of the last surviving member of the committee which founded Colaiste na Mumham, Ballingeary, Co. Cork
He was a brother of Very Rev. Patrick Canon O’Connell, P.P. (Enniskeane, 1918-1946), a nephew of Very Rev. Patrick Canon O’Connell, P.P.(Ovens, 1893-1934), and a cousin of Very Rev. John Vincent Hurley, P.P.(1939-1946)

Date Of Death

Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork

Place Of Burial
Church of the Immaculate Conception Grounds, The Lough, Cork

His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Lucey, Bishop of Cork, presided at the Solemn Requiem Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception (The Lough). The celebrant of the Mass was, Very Rev. Denis Canon Murphy, P.P., Church of the Immaculate Conception; deacon was, Fr. Jerome O’Leary, Poor Clares; sub-deacon was, Fr. Jim Byrne, C.C., Caheragh, and the master of ceremonies was, Fr. Daniel J. Donovan, C.C., Church of the Immaculate Conception.

Associated Links
His cousin, Very Rev. Canon Patrick
His cousin, Very Rev. John Vincent Hurley, P.P.