Downing, Flannan, 1903-1951, Capuchin priest

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Downing, Flannan, 1903-1951, Capuchin priest

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7 August 1903-12 December 1951


Baptismal name: Cornelius Downing
Religious name: Fr. Flannan Downing OFM Cap.
Date of birth: 7 Aug. 1903
Place of birth: Cappyaughna, Glengarriff, County Cork
Name of father: Maurice Downing (Tailor)
Name of mother: Bridget Downing (née Sullivan)
Date of reception into the Capuchin Order: 17 Sept. 1920
Date of first profession: 18 Sept. 1921
Date of final profession: 29 Dec. 1925
Date of ordination (as priest): 29 June 1928
Educational attainments: BA, 1st class hons. (1924); Higher Diploma in Education (1929)
Leadership positions: Provincial Definitor (Councillor): 1943-6; Custos General, 1946-9; Guardian, Holy Trinity Friary, Cork, 1940-3
Date of death: 12 Dec. 1951
Place of death: Capuchin Friary, Kilkenny
Place of burial: Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin


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