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Live Streaming of Memorial Mass for Fr Jim O’Donoghue

We were heartbroken to learn of Fr Jim O’Donoghue’s death as a direct result of COVID-19 on 14 April 2020.  Fr Jim was a stalwart member of the Parish Retreat Team here at Drumalis for many years and loved and respected by all.  We would like to share this fitting and most eloquent of tributes to Fr Jim which was sent to us by Annie, one of our local Parish Retreat promoters:

 “I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Fr Jim who salved my weary heart and soul at many Parish Retreats and lightened my mood with his mischievous humour, wonderful stories and way with words delivered in that so endearing voice and accent: his living made the world a better place and for me part of his essence will always permeate the grounds and rooms of Drumalis.” 

A Memorial Mass has been arranged to take place for Fr Jim in St Joseph’s Parish Church in Terenure, Dublin at 12 noon on Friday, 28 August, following which his ashes will be interred with his deceased Mill Hill Colleagues at Bohernabreena Cemetery.

The Mass can be viewed at



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