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Blessed Dominic Collins was a Jesuit lay brother who was martyred in 1602 AD at the age of 36. He was born in Youghal, County Cork and spent time in Spain where he was a soldier in the Spanish army and later became a Jesuit brother. He was described as being a sociable man, mature, of great physical strength but also inclined to be hot-tempered and obstinate. Returning to Ireland Blessed Dominic was captured by the English and was sentenced to death for treason. He was tortured and finally hanged, drawn and quartered in his hometown of Youghal in front of a large crowd. His feast day is June 20

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