The television giant heard about the Glenfin man’s gift at predicting the weather and dispatched their Ireland Correspondent to the Bluestack Mountains to investigate.
And today Michael, his wife Margaret and the couple’s little cottage is headline news on the station after reporter David Blevins interviewed the chirpy postman.
Michael can be seen chatting to neighbours while his horses and cats roam freely around his house.
If the recession forces the Irish people back to their cultural roots, Michael told SKY he will be a happy man.
“They lost their way… they didn’t know where they were coming from or where they were going to,” he said.
“They need to go back to the old ways and old times when people had no money but always survived.”
His wife Margaret is a great believer in his talent.
She explained: “The so-called experts use equipment that costs hundreds of thousands but Michael just goes out to the mountains… it costs him nothing to make his predictions and more often than not, he’s spot on.”
His neighbour Marian Bonar said the recession is helping people return to their traditional ways and she thinks that’s a good thing.
“Lots of people set potatoes this year, people who had never done it before… and people have hens… so they are going back to the old ways again.”
Michael’s first book, Traditional Weather Signs, is already a best-seller and now he’s writing another – Traditional Cures and Remedies.
He also told donegaldaily.com that we haven’t seen the last of the snow just yet.
“There will be a small let-up in January but February will come back with a bang. We certainly haven’t seen the last of the snow,” he said.