Michael Russell (bishop of Waterford and Lismore)

Styles of
Michael Russell
Reference style The Most Reverend
Spoken style Your Grace
Religious style Bishop
Posthumous style none

Michael Russell (10 December 1920 – 12 January 2009) was the Roman Catholic Bishop of Waterford and Lismore in Ireland from 1965 to 1993.

Born in Loughmore, Thurles, Co Tipperary, in 1920, he was educated at the Christian Brothers School in Thurles, before studying for the priesthood at St Patrick’s College in Maynooth. Ordained on 17 June 1945, he was awarded a doctorate in canon law in 1948.

Russell was also a professor of moral theology at St. Patrick's College, Thurles where he lectured until 1965 and also served as vice-president.[1]

Russell is survived by his brothers, Conor and Seán.


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