Fr. JJ Rodgers, RIP

The Diocese of Killaloe regrets to announce the death of Fr. J.J Rodgers.

Fr J.J Rodgers,

Killanena, Co. Clare

Born on September 1st 1934

Fr J.J was a native of Caher, Killanena, Co. Clare and was a priest of the Diocese of Killaloe for 60 years.  He was a past pupil of St Flannan’s College, Ennis. He studied for the priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Carlow where he was ordained on June 10th 1959

His first appointment was on temporary Mission to the Diocese of St Augustine, Florida and on his return in 1966 he was appointed curate in Kilmaley, Co. Clare.  He moved to Corofin, Co. Clare as Curate in December 1967 and he was appointed Curate in Nenagh, Co. Tipperary in July 1978.

In July 1986 he was appointed Curate in Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary and in 1993 he was appointed Parish Priest of Templederry, Co. Tipperary.

He retired as PP in July 2004 to become Curate in Borrisokane, Co. Tipperary. He retired to his home parish of Killanena in July 2014 where he continued in ministry until recently


He died on November 1st 2019 in Mullingar Hospital.



Suaimhneas síoraí tabhair dó a Thiarna, agus go lonraí solas suthain air.




Funeral Arrangements


Reposing in St Mary’s Church, Killanena on Sunday evening, November 3rd  from 5.00 to 8.00 pm with prayers at 8.00 pm. Funeral Mass in Killanena Church on Monday, November 4th at 2.00 pm followed by burial in adjoining cemetery