Crazy Chronicles of a Parish Life

Michael Collins

A memoir from a retired Irish priest and radio personality, that takes the reader on an enjoyable and humorous journey. Fr. Collins spent eighteen years in charge of the Bogside parish of Longtower during the Troubles.
Date Published :
November 2017
Publisher :
Columba Books
Contributor(s) :
Joe Connolly
Language:
English
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781782183174
Pages : 304
Stock Status : In stock
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$27.99

Overview
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A memoir from a retired Irish priest and radio personality. Fr. Collins takes the reader on an enjoyable and humorous journey, through many broadcasts, articles, scripts and even obituaries. Fr. Collins spent eighteen years in charge of the Bogside parish of Longtower during the Troubles.

About The Author
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Michael Collins is an American historian who lives outside of Albany, New York. He co-authored the book Voices of the Bulge with his good friend and co-author Martin King and he is currently the historian for the 10th Armored Division Veterans Western Chapter. With help from the Western Chapter and Martin King, he fundraised and ran logistics for having a 10th Armored Division plaque dedicated next to a tank turret in Bastogne, Belgium in December, 2011 to commemorate the 10th Armored Division veterans who fought during the Battle of the Bulge. His primary interest is preserving the memory of World War II veterans through oral history and photographs.
He has lectured on the importance of oral history and the Battle of the Bulge at numerous venues including colleges, military bases, and museums. He travelled on an extensive book tour of the north eastern United States with fellow co-author Martin King which included stops at West Point Military Academy, Fort Dix, Valley Forge Military College, and the U.S. Navy Museum.
He has worked for various museums in the north eastern United States including the Destroyer Escort Historical Museum, the New York State Military Museum and Veteran’s Research Center, Irish American Heritage Museum and Connecticut’s Old State House. He currently works at Siena College in Loudonville, NY in the library’s audio-visual department.

Michael is interested in World War II history and 20th Century U.S. and European History. He received his Bachelor’s degree in history from Siena College and his Master’s degree in Public History from Central Connecticut State University.

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