Fr. Noel Kennedy

Published on October 28, 2022

Fr. Noel Kennedy
A.P. Cronan Pastoral Area

Noel James Kennedy was a native of the parish of Burgess and Youghal, born in Pallasbeg, Newtown, Co. Tipperary on 30th Dec 1934. He undertook studies for the priesthood in St. Patrick’s College, Carlow from 1951 to 1958.

He was ordained to the priesthood on the 7th of June 1958. From 1958 to 1965 he served in the Archdiocese of Liverpool. In Oct 1965 he was appointed curate in Kilmurry McMahon parish residing in Labasheeda. In July 1975 he was appointed curate in Templederry parish residing in Killeen. In July 1987 he as appointed curate in Moneygall.

In October 1990 he was appointed parish priest of Bournea. In 2010 upon reaching the age of retirement he became assistant priest in the Cronan Pastoral Area continuing to reside in Clonakenny.

He died in University Hospital Limerick on the 22nd October 2022.

Reposing in St. Patrick’s Church, Curraguneen (E53 XK81), on Tuesday evening from 6pm with prayers at 8pm.

Funeral Mass on Wednesday at 12.00 noon followed by burial afterwards in Clonakenny Cemetery (E53 XP70).

Fr. Noel’s Funeral Mass can be viewed on the following link:

May he rest in peace