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Michael Collins Centre

Castleview, Clonakilty, Ireland
+353 23 884 6107
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Don't believe that it's not for kids

Went here with Kilmeen N.S and it was brilliant. Staff were very warm towards us and loved the fact... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Very informative

This is a fantastic place. You could easily miss it but so worth a visit. I rang to see about... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2017
Margaret B
Wicklow, Ireland
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with Kilmeen N.S and it was brilliant. Staff were very warm towards us and loved the fact we were interested it the history of the area. A cheap admission fee, brilliant memorabilia and items of history, interesting presentation and more make this tour...More

Thank Peter_clon
Reviewed 5 November 2017

This is a fantastic place. You could easily miss it but so worth a visit. I rang to see about visiting and they said they had closed for season but fit us in with a group that were going. They do groups on request. We...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Visited this great place as part of a group. The fee was reasonable,and was not too far from town.The lecture was very educational and delivered by a very knowledgeable man.This place is worth visiting.

Thank joe w
Reviewed 27 September 2017

You have to want to get to this place because it is off the road and you can easily pass it by but worth a stop, as we did on a misty day and we were the only folks there. In some ways lots of...More

Thank BarryandJackie
Reviewed 23 September 2017

I rang to make enquiries and though the museum had just closed for the season they were accommodating a large party and we were invited to join them. It's a small family run museum and Tim is clearly passionate about his subject. We'd a talk...More

Thank orlam212
Reviewed 22 September 2017

I arrived at the Michael Collins centre on a Saturday after, around 1pm and with closing time being 2, I asked if I’d get anything out of only an hour there. The youth at the cash desk seemed to think so and charged me a...More

1  Thank psychokilla
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Tim and Dolores Crowley have created a private museum of memorabilia relating to the life of the patriot Michael Collins. Tim presents the story of the much admired man with great passion and insight. His presentation includes a tour de force description of the emergence...More

1  Thank Johnkelly299
Reviewed 5 September 2017

A fantastic visit made possible by Tim Crowley and family who were extremely nice and very helpful. the film show and information was excellent.

1  Thank Charles D
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Many thanks to the Crowley family for sharing their time and inparticular Tim for his enthusiasm in delivering the lecture,the Centre is full of very interesting memorabila on Michael Collins and that time period,work was still on going on the outside display of the ambush...More

1  Thank jjdealtry43
Reviewed 1 September 2017

From the moment you enter this tiny, cozy museum set in the hills between Timoleague and Clonakilty, and breathe in the strangely soothing aroma of a turf fire, you are in for a very special experience. Tim Crowley is simply wonderful; his informative and insightful...More

2  Thank Johnnythemanatee
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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