Michael Collins (bishop)

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Dr Michael Collins DD, (1771 – 1832) was Roman Catholic Bishop of Cloyne and Ross. He was born in Rossmore, Co. Cork. He was educated for the priesthood at Maynooth College joining the Physics class in 1798, however he was expelled for his support and publicly encouraging insubordination, of the Robert Emmet Rising and completed his clerical studies at St. Patrick's College, Carlow. He became Professor of Belles Lettres in Carlow.[1]

He served as a priest of Castletownroche, and then in Skibbereen, where he lived until his death.

In 1827 he became co-adjutor bishop of cloyne and ross and in 1830 Bishop of Cloyne and Ross. [2]

He died in 1832 and in the Cathedral of St. Patrick, Skibbereen, Co. Cork, there is a marble monument of Dr Collins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ [MAYNOOTH COLLEGE - ITS CENTENARY HISTORY BY THE MOST REV. JOHN HEALY, D.D., LLD., M.R.l.A.
  2. ^ Bishop Michael Collins - Bishop of Ross & Cloyne Catholic Hierarchy Website.