Most Rev. Michael Higgins D.D.

Most Rev. M. Higgins DD
Mayo Men’s Association, New York Journal, Diamond Jubilee Edition 1954
Tuam Cathedral, Co. Galway
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Westport Bay from Croagh Patrick
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Ballyheane,Co. Mayo

Bishop of Temnus

He held positions of Professor also President at St. Jarlath’s College in Tuam, Co. Galway.

This religious man was born in Ballyheane, Co. Mayo on 6th September 1863.

Education

He attended Ballyheane National School, St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

Priesthood

He was ordained a priest on February 5th 1888 plus appointed Curate at Robeen, Hollymount in 1889 then Westport during 1891.  He returned to St. Jarlath’s College as Professor, became President from there 1903 – 1910. [i]

Bishop

He was appointed Titular Bishop of Temnus plus Auxiliary Bishop of Tuam on March 23rd 1912. [ii]  On June 16th 1912 he was ordained Bishop of Temnus. [iii]

Apostolic Administrator of Tuam

He was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Tuam.  His demise occurred on April 22nd 1918. [iv]

Sources;  

Mayo Men’s Association, New York Journal, Diamond Jubilee Edition 1954 Page 87

http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bhiggm.html

[i] Mayo Men’s Association, New York Journal, Diamond Jubilee Edition 1954

[ii] Mayo Men’s Association, New York Journal, Diamond Jubilee Edition 1954

[iii] http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bhiggm.html

[iv]  Mayo Men’s Association, New York Journal, Diamond Jubilee Edition 1954

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