I've been looking into various Michael Dixons in the Kildare area. I'm not sure whether our family trees might cross over.
I have a Michael Dixon married to Ann Hanway/Hannaway, children including Joseph and Lawrence.
I've also come across your Michael Dixon married to Eliza/Elizabeth Cribbons, and have found two children for them - Anna Maria born Feb 1875, and Annie born in Allenwood, Kildare in 1881. I'm not sure if this Michael Dixon might be related to my side but it's a possibility.