Death of ex-Kilanerin PP Canon O’Brien

The death has occurred of Very Rev. Patrick Canon O’Brien, Chambersland, New Ross, a former President of St. Peter’s College, Wexford, and parish priest of Kilanerin for 28 years. He was in his 89th year.


Ordained at Maynooth in June 1958, he spent 26 years at St. Peter’s College where he held the positions of Professor of Philosophy (1959-1981), Dean (1976-1981) and President (1981-1985).

He served 28 years as parish priest at Kilanerin (1985-2013).

He died peacefully on Friday surrounded by his loving family. Eldest son of the late May and Walter O’ Brien, Cushinstown. Predeceased by his sister Peg.

Sadly missed by his loving sisters Maureen and Stasia, brothers Maurice, Wally and Lar, Bishop Ger Nash and the priests of the Diocese of Ferns, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews, extended family, friends and former parishioners. May His Gentle Soul Rest in Peace.

Reposing at Cooney’s Funeral Home, New Ross, (Y34 N677) today Saturday from 3pm concluding with Rosary at 6.30pm followed by removal to St. Mary’s Church, Cushinstown. Requiem mass on Sunday at 2pm. Followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining church grounds.

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