Patrick Collier

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Bishop Patrick Collier DD (13 January 1880 – 10 January 1964) was an Irish Roman Catholic priest, later appointed as Bishop of Ossory.

Patrick Collier was born at Camross, Mountrath, County Laois on 13 January 1880.[1] Dr Collier attended St Kieran's College, Kilkenny, and was ordained in 1907 as a priest in the Diocese of Ossory.

Collier served as a priest at St. Tighearhach's Church, Cullahill, County Laois from 1921-23. He was appointed co-adjutor bishop of Ossory 18 May and consecrated on 5 August 1928. He later succeeded Bishop Abraham Brownrigg as Bishop of Ossory on 1 October 1928, serving until his own death on 10 January 1964, three days before his 84th birthday. A wing in the Ossory diocesan seminary, St. Kieran's College was named after Dr Collier; it opened in 1956.

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Abraham Brownrigg
Bishop of Ossory
Succeeded by
Peter Birch


  1. ^ Bishop Collier profile,; accessed 16 January 2015.