John T Collins was a Cork Historian, he was associated with Paddy O’Keeffe in Bantry, Bernard O’Regan in Aughadown/Skibbereen and Father Walsh in Cork. Extracts of is correspondence with the Paddy O’Keeffe papers in the Cork Archives show a remarkable grasp of Cork History he was a regular newspaper contributor in the 1950s and 1960s.

This is from Richard Hayward Book on Cork and Munster 1964 with illustration by Raymond Piper:

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John T Collins 18th century Cork Newspaper Extracts:

https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/2014/05/13/cork-newspaper-extracts-1753-1771-1782-4-collected-by-john-t-collins/

https://durrushistory.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/public-renunciations-against-popery-and-conversions-in-clonakilty-inniscarra-kilnagross-and-caherconlish-co-cork-1769-70-from-john-t-collins-newspaper-abstracts/