Parish Of Birth
St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland
Details Of Ordination
St. Patrick’s College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare
Retired ex Crosshaven PP : 15/6/1998
Crosshaven PP : 6/6/1986 – 15/6/1998
Ardfield PP : 1/2/1982 – 6/6/1986
The Lough CC : 23/8/1975 – 1/2/1982
Ss. Peter & Paul’s CC : 25/1/1969 – 23/8/1975
Diocesan Mission in Peru : 1/1/1967 – 06/1969
St. James Missionary Society/Bolivia : 4/7/1964 – 11/1966
Bandon CC (Parish) : 12/12/1961 – 1964
Gurranabraher CC1 : 23/8/1958 – 12/12/1961
Goleen CC : 14/5/1955 – 23/8/1958
Chaplain, Mount St. Joseph’s : 1/8/1951 – 14/5/1955
Ministry Abroad/ Birmingham : 1947 – 1951
Affectionately known by priest colleagues as DOD!
Date Of Death
Place Of Death
The Presbytery, Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Place Of Burial
St Brigid’s Church Grounds, Crosshaven, Co. Cork.
Fr Denis O’Donoghue, retired parish priest of Crosshaven, died on November 27th, 1998 at The Presbytery, Crosshaven, where he had served for over 12 years. He was 76 years of age.
He was a native of St. Patrick’s Parish, Cork, and was ordained for the Diocese of Cork in 1947.
Following ordination, he ministered in Birmingham Diocese for four years before returning to become chaplain at Mount St. Joseph’s, Cork, until 1951. Next he went to Goleen where he served as curate until 1955. There followed terms as curate in Gurrana-braher (until 1958), and in Bandon (1958-1961).
In 1964 he joined the St. James Missionary Society and went on the missions to Bolivia. His time in South America included a term with the Diocesan Mission in Trujillo, Peru (1967-1969).
After returning home, he served in Cork City as curate in Ss. Peter and Paul’s Parish (1969-1975) and in the Lough Parish (1975-1982).
He was appointed Parish Priest of Ardfield in February 1982 and was appointed to Crosshaven in June 1986. He retired in May 1998.
Published in the Cork and Ross Diocesan Directory 1999.