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Michael Collins Centre
Clonakilty, Co. Cork
Hidden gem
Family friendly
Free car parking
Rainy days
Visit the Michael Collins Centre in County Cork and enjoy a comprehensive presentation on the life and times of this Irish politician and revolutionary.

Discover the fascinating Michael Collins Centre near Clonakilty. This historical place was set up by Tim and Dolores Crowley. Tim, a historian and writer, is a cousin of Michael Collins through his great grandmother, Marianne McCarthy.

Explore an in-depth retelling of the life of the Irish soldier and gain an insight into the politics that shaped his career from an expert historian and through memorabilia, militaria and photographs.

Go inside the Farmhouse Theatre where live illustrated presentations are delivered by local guides, three times a day.

Outside is the Michael Collins Memorial Park overlooking the magnificent Argideen Valley. See the Béal na Bláth Memorial, a life-size reproduction of the ambush site where Michael Collins died with replicas of the vehicles in his convoys such as the Crossley Tender, Leyland Touring Car and Rolls Royce Armoured Car.

Why we like it
  • Discover memorabilia and militaria from Collins' time.
  • Learn all about this revolutionary from an expert historian.
  • See life-size replicas of Collins' convoy cars.
  • Enjoy live illustrated presentations delivered by local guides.
Tips from locals

Pre-book a tour with Tim Crowley and visit the local sites associated with Michael Collins. Starting from the Birthplace at Woodfield, visit Sam's Cross, Clonakilty Town, Lisavaird Village, St. Mary's Cemetry Clonakilty and finish up at the ambush site at Beal na Bláth.
Michael Collins' grandmother created Clonakilty Black Pudding.

Contact details
Ballinoroher, Castleview, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, P85 W865, Ireland
Visit duration

We recommend planning to spend X 1 hour here.

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