Fr Michael was ordained on the 4th of June 2000. Following his ordination he completed his STL studies in the Pontifical University at Maynooth.
His first pastoral appointment was as Chaplain in Tulla Secondary School and Scariff Community College. During this time he also administered the Parish of Killanena. In 2005 he was appointed Curate to the Parish of Kilrush and as a representative on the Killaloe Diocesan Pastoral Council. In 2009 he was given additional responsibilities as Moderator of a cluster of 9 parishes in West Clare.
He was appointed as Director of Formation on 1st September 2011. We welcome Fr Michael as he takes up his appointment as Parish Priest of Newmarket, Carrigerry & the Wells this week.