Most Rev. Michael Higgins D.D.
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.
Michael Higgins attended Ballyheane National School, St. Jarlath’s College, Tuam, Co. Galway, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.
He was ordained a priest on February 5th 1888 also appointed curate at Robeen, Hollymount in 1889 then Westport during 1891. Fr. Higgins returned to St. Jarlath’s College as professor. He became president there from 1903-1910. [i]
Fr, Higgins was appointed titular Bishop of Temnus also Auxiliary Bishop of Tuam on March 23rd 1912. [ii]
On June 16th 1912 he was ordained Bishop of Temnus. [iii]
Apostolic Administrator of Tuam
Bishop Higgins was appointed apostolic administrator of Tuam. His demise occurred on April 22nd 1918. [iv]
[i] Mayo Men’s Association, New York Journal Diamond Jubilee Edition 1954
[iv] Mayo Men’s Association, New York Journal Diamond Jubilee Edition 1954