Parish Of Birth
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland
Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co.Kildare
The Lough PP : 19/1/1970 – 14/5/1973
Blackrock PP : 22/6/1962 – 19/1/1970
Caheragh PP : 4/9/1959 – 22/6/1962
The Lough CC : 8/5/1953 – 4/9/1959
Chaplain, Port of Cork : 31/1/1953 – 8/5/1953
South Parish CC : 21/12/1943 – 8/5/1953
South Parish AP : 11/9//1938 – 21/12/1943
Chaplain, Presentation Convent(South) : 27/8/1933 – 11/9/1938
Chaplain, Presentation Convent, Bandon : 27/9/1930 – 27/8/1933
Ministry Abroad/Glasgow : 1926 – 1930
Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter on the16/12/1965.
Appointed Vicar General of the Diocese on the 19/1/1970.
He was instrumental in the building of several churches in the diocese, incl.
Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross (1957)
Holy Family Church, Caheragh (1963)
St Michael’s Church, Blackrock (1964)
Church of the Way of the Cross, Togher, Cork (1972)
Two of his nephews, namely, Fr. Jim O’Donovan and Fr. John O’Donovan currently serve in the diocese.
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
Bon Secours Hospital, Cork
Place Of Burial
The Immaculate Conception Church Grounds, The Lough, Cork
His Lordship, Most Rev. Dr. Lucey, Bishop of Cork presided at the Concelebrated Requiem Mass. His Grace Archbishop Ryan, O.P. Archbishop Emeritus, Port of Spain, Trinidad, and His Lordship, Most Rev Dr. Ahern, Bishop of Cloyne were in attendance. The chief concelebrant of the Mass was Fr. Jim Donovan, C.C., Cathedral (nephew of the deceased).
His uncle Canon Patrick C. McSweeney.
His nephew Fr. Jim.
His nephew Fr. John