Canon Brendan O’Donoghue R.I.P.

Published on April 4, 2024

Canon Brendan O’Donoghue, A.P. Tradaree Pastoral Area

Brendan O’Donoghue was born on 10th August 1931 in Dublin. In 1936 his family moved to Ballacolla Co. Laois where he received his First Holy Communion and Confirmation. He attended St. Flannan’s College in Ennis from 1944 to 1949. From 1949 to 1956 he attended seminary at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. He was ordained on the 17th of June 1956. His first appointment was to the temporary mission in the Diocese of Galway, Kilmacduagh, and Kilfenora, serving in Oughterard and Salthill. In 1959, he joined the emigrant apostolate in Britain and was recalled in January 1961 to the teaching staff of St. Flannan’s College. In July 1962 he returned to the emigrant chaplaincy in Birmingham. In April 1966 he was appointed as a curate in Ennis. He became administrator of Ennis parish in July 1984.

In 1988 he was appointed Parish Priest of Shannon. He retired as P.P. in 2002 but continued to minister as A.P. in the Tradaree Pastoral Area. He served as director of the diocesan pilgrimage to Lourdes and was made a Canon of the Basilica of Lourdes in 2010. He served as a priest of the Diocese of Killaloe for 68 years.

He died on 4th April 2024.

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Funeral Arrangements

Reposing in SS John and Paul’s Church, Shannon, on Sunday 7th April from 5:30pm with evening prayer at 7:30pm.
Arriving for Funeral Mass on Monday 8th April in Mary Immaculate Church, Shannon at 3.00pm followed by burial in Illaunmanagh Cemetery.