Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Utopia in Glandore (1970) by Very Rev. James Coombes RIP


Do you have a copy ? 

The late Very Rev. James (Jim) Coombes wrote a booklet called

Utopia in Glandore: James Redmond Barry and William Thompson, Socialist. 

by Rev James W Coombes and published by Muintir na Tir, Butlerstown, Cork. in 1970
 
As far as I can gather it is 48 pages long.  We have been contacted and asked to see if any copies of the publication are still around. If you have a copy we can put you in contact with the person looking for it.

I have gotten the following details from the Diocese of Cork and Ross website

The late Very Rev. James (Jim) Coombes was born in the Parish  Clonakilty / Darrara

He Attended St. Patrick's College, Maynooth Co Kildare, Ireland

He was ordained in  St. Patrick's College Chapel, Maynooth, Co. Kildare  on the 19/6/1949

His ministries included
Clogagh AP : 16/7/1999 - 11/6/2000

Timoleague PP : 1/9/1986 - 16/7/1999

Skibbereen Adm : 14/9/1981 - 1/9/1986

Castlehaven Adm : 20/6/1974 - 14/9/1981

Courtmacsherry CC : 18/8/1965 - 20/6/1974

Clogagh CC : 12/12/1961 - 18/8/1965

Skibbereen CC : 21/5/1961 - 12/12/1961

Sherkin Island CC : 1956 - 21/5/1961

Leap CC : 1954 - 1956

Ministry Abroad/ Hexham & Newcastle : 1949 - 1954

He was an outstanding local historian. His published works include:

A History of Timoleague and Barryroe (1969),
Utopia in Glandore (1970)
and
A Bishop of Penal Times (1981).


He co-founded and edited Seanchas Chairbre.
Date Of Death
11/6/2000

Place Of Death
St Moluada's Church, Clogagh, Timoleague, Co. Cork

Place Of Burial
Church of the Nativity of Our Lady Grounds, Timoleague, Co. Cork

Obituary
The death occurred unexpectedly on Sunday June 11th, 2000, of Fr. James Coombes, retired parish priest of Timoleague.
Fr. Coombes was a native of Clonakilty and was ordained in Maynooth in 1949.
He was parish priest of Timoleague between 1986 and 1999 when he retired but continued to assist in the parish saying Mass in Clogagh church.
Fr. Coombes' early years as a priest were spent in Newcastle in England and his ministry at home saw him serve in almost every parish of Ross diocese.
He served terms as Administrator in Castlehaven and Skibbereen parishes before becoming parish priest of Timoleague.
He was buried in Timoleague after concelebrated Mass on June 13th.


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