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Best 5 euros I’ve yet spent in Cork

I’ve read the negative reviews, and this is perhaps not the place to bring young children, but for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ajscally
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Cork, Ireland
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Superb - a "must visit"

I thought I knew a bit about Irish history. And of the life and times of the Big Fella. But having... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
OH_traveller
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Perth, United Kingdom
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About
We are a family run interpretive centre, just off the main road(R600)between Clonakilty and Timoleague/Kinsale).We are also located on the Wild Atlantic Way. We are open from Mid June to Mid September. At the centre we give presentations...more
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Castleview, Clonakilty, Ireland
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+353 23 884 6107
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 29 October 2012

A small museum, no fancy piped music or overpriced cafe and all the better for it. It helps if you have an interest in Collins and this period of modern Irish history but it is not absolutely necessary. The guide (Tim) has obviously grown up...More

5  Thank CorkNitpicker
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 29 August 2012

I went here with my 3 children, not sure what to expect! thinking we could just have a walk around . went to the reception desk and asked to pay 5 euros, children free, and then shown into this old room for talk on Michael...More

6  Thank Elle C
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All reviews michael collins slide show well worth a visit interested in irish history his knowledge civil war west cork history lesson big fella story telling his life a family run business touring car live presentation on display family members private tour
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve read the negative reviews, and this is perhaps not the place to bring young children, but for the life of me I cannot fathom how any adult could find the experience here less than enthralling, emotional and highly educational. One cannot understand modern Ireland...More

Thank ajscally
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thought I knew a bit about Irish history. And of the life and times of the Big Fella. But having been lucky enough to have been able to tag on to an organised tour despite the centre being closed (mid October) to general visitors...More

Thank OH_traveller
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Had the very good fortune to book a place on the Michael Collins tour, September 10th 2018. Although the tour is not always available, the centre itself is unmissable for anyone with even a passing interest in Ireland's revolutionary years. The proprietor,Tim Crowley, has an...More

Thank chrissyboyWales
Reviewed 29 September 2018

The official Michael Collins Memorial Centre is situated close to where the great leader was born in Woodfield, not far from the town of Clonakilty & is surrounded by beautiful countryside. As part of the Wild Atlantic Way in West Cork, it's well worth dropping...More

Thank C_and_H_11
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Visited with my two brothers on our regular September visit to Ireland Very interesting museum, good explanatory film and Mr Crowley is an excellent speaker who puts across his deep knowledge of Collins with great flair Not to be missed

Thank Barney1137
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

An extraordinary museum. This audience was spellbound by the owner’s encyclopedic knowledge and storytelling. I recommend reading a simple primer on Michael Collins beforehand to appreciate the depth of material offered here!

Thank NFFisher
Reviewed 3 September 2018

The knowledge of the proprietor is simply amazing. This is a must for anyone with even an remote curiosity about the Rising and subsequent Civil War. All told in an unbiased and well informed manner

Thank Brian F
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We would highly recommend a visit to this centre. The guide Tim has unbelievable knowledge on Michael Collins and Irish History and there are some great artefacts in the centre. His passion on the subject really shone through and he gave an excellent talk, slideshow...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Mr Crowley is a master of his craft he knows it in side out and his enthusiasm for the subject matter brings everyone in. I was awed and immersed. People need to go and see this and support it

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Reviewed 28 August 2018

We happened upon the small sign to the museum and preserve md along the winding lane stopping to check where it was. So glad we did the owner and curator takes you through the small one room museum packed with curios and interesting pictures and...More

1  Thank MartinBrophy
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Deirdre F
15 March 2017|
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Response from CorkDolores | Property representative |
Thanks for your query. We have no bookings on the days you have mentioned, the nearest day is April 25th at 9.30 a.m. We are available to take a booking for the private Michael Collins Tour if you are interested on booking... More
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Bettyanne M
8 January 2017|
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Response from CorkDolores | Property representative |
Thank you for your query. We are only open for groups from now to mid June.( WE try to get in visitors in the area while open for groups) If you are planning your trip from mid June onwards take the N22 via Macroom, then... More
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