Parish Of Birth
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland
Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Retired ex Turner’s Cross : 30/6/1983
Turner’s Cross PP : 17/6/1974 – 30/6/1983
Innishannon PP : 31/8/1965 – 17/6/1974
Goleen PP : 4/7/1963 – 31/8/1965
Blackrock CC : 30/1/1954 – 4/7/1963
Innishannon CC : 13/3/1943 – 30/1/1954
Ballydehob CC : 22/7/1939 – 13/3/1943
Goleen CC : 18/4/1935 – 22/7/1939
Drimoleague CC : 1/8/1933 – 18/4/1935
Ministry Abroad/ Plymouth : 1929 – 1933
Appointed Canon of the Cathedral Chapter on the 5/6/1979.
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
Mercy Hospital, Cork
Place Of Burial
Church of Christ the King Grounds, Turners Cross, Cork
Canon James Cummins was a native of Kilbrittain parish and was ordained a priest in Maynooth in 1929.
As was the custom, his first appointment was abroad – in the diocese of Plymouth, England.
On his return to Ireland in 1935, he began a long lifetime of priestly service in the dioceses when he was appointed CC in Goleen, the parish to which he was later to return as parish priest.
His other appointments included:
1939: CC Ballydehob
1943: CC Innishannon
1954: CC Blackrock
1963: PP Goleen
1965: PP Innishannon
1974: PP Turners Cross
Canon Cummins was appointmed a member of the Cathedral Chapter in 1979, and retired as parish priest in 1983. He continued to live at Turner’s Cross parish.
Canon Cummins was 92 years of age when he died on December 4th, 1995.
May he rest in the Lord’s peace.
Published in the Cork and Ross Diocesan Directory 1997.
The Concelebrated Requiem Mass was celebrated at Christ the King Church, Turners Cross, Cork.