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Michael Collins Centre

Castleview, Clonakilty, Ireland
+353 23 884 6107
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A film and a live talk about MC life and times, very good. Memorabilia in abundance and links to... read more

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Fantastic places to visit. Run by a Michael Collins family member so loads of personal information... read more

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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 interpreting the life and times of Michael Collins. We begin with an audio visual presentation showing all the places connected with Michael Collins in West Cork, we also have a second audio visual consisting of archive footage. The most unique part of the presentation is our live lecture which is conducted by an expert historian who gives an account of the 'Big Fella's' life from 1906 until his death. We also have a full scale replica of the Ambush site in Beal na mBlath. We also do private Michael Collins tours.
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Castleview, Clonakilty, Ireland
+353 23 884 6107
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Reviewed yesterday

A film and a live talk about MC life and times, very good. Memorabilia in abundance and links to USA and beyond.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic places to visit. Run by a Michael Collins family member so loads of personal information and I interesting facts. Feels like your getting a great insight to the man himself and we had a very interesting conversation about the accuracy of the movie Michael...More

Thank Kpatt1068
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The centre is really informative. You think you know loads about Michael Collins and the history of the war but Tim just enlightens you with a vast knowledge base of everything to do with Clonakiltys favourite son. Well worth a visit

Thank Niall O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great place to visit. A family run business committed to providing a very interesting and informative story of Michael Collins. Three hours went so fast as Tim gave us an extremely interesting talk and viewings of historical clips which we hadn't seen before....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Michael Collins Centre about two weeks ago. Listening to Tim Crowley speak about a topic that he is so passionate about was lots of fun and so informative. Michael Collins is a great figure in Irish history and this was like your...More

Thank Ana Mari d
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Both Dolores and Tim were so interesting and passionate about what they do. Unbelievable that they're only charging €5 for all that time and effort- a must do!

Thank Hamanch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the visit and really enjoyable. It was like being back at school, but entertaining and without the pain. Recommended!

1  Thank nippersbank
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Michael Collins center during the week while holidaying in the Cork region. Tim Crowley presented an excellent slide show and spoke passionately about the life and times of Michael Collins. Not to be missed if you're touring County Cork.

1  Thank John H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really excellent experience. Incredibly well researched talk which made the politics very clear, as well as conveying the details and the times so well. Many thanks.

1  Thank Sybil C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here with my family in late June, 18 month and 5 year old in tow. While listening to the presentation I was embarrassed and asked to leave by the man giving the presentation because my smallest was babbling to himself. He wasnt making excessive...More

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CorkDolores, Owner at Michael Collins Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Our museum is unique because as well as our collection of artefacts, the audio-visual, the life-size replica of the Beal Na Blá ambush site with vehicles, we also deliver three live slideshows every day. We find this is the best way of passing on the...More

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15 March 2017|
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
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