Fr Michael a native of Ennis, Co Clare and was a priest of the Diocese of Killaloe for 32 years. He was a past pupil of Ennis Christian Brothers School. Michael studied philosophy in Dalgan Park, Co Meath with the Missionary Society of St Columban. He then qualified as a primary school teacher and taught at the Ennis Boys National School until 1979. He studied for the priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and he was ordained in the Cathedral, Ennis on 10 June, 1983. Collins was
He was appointed curate in Roscrea, Co Tipperary on 24 July 1983 and became Parish Priest of that parish on 31 July 1998. He became Parish of Priest of Quin, Co Clare on 29 July 2005.
He died on Thursday, 19th February 2015 in the Mater Hospital, Dublin.
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