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Michael Collins Centre

Castleview, Clonakilty, Ireland
+353 23 884 6107
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Encyclopedic Knowledge and passion

Tim Crowley is amazing. Knows his stuff inside out. Has a complete passion for Michael and his... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Anne33020
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San Jose, California
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Wonderful Historical visit

The Center is located just outside Clonakilty (not to be confused with the one in the town) and run... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
CarlosK5111
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Bergen, Norway
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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
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+353 23 884 6107
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tim Crowley is amazing. Knows his stuff inside out. Has a complete passion for Michael and his life. He recommended visiting his centre before calling to Béal na mBláth, and he was so right. His excellent video presentation and maps made the tragic site so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Center is located just outside Clonakilty (not to be confused with the one in the town) and run by Tim And Dolores. The Center is only open for groups until June 11th when it is open to the public. We were in contact with...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

Tim Crowley and his wife have put a lot of work into this and it shows. Tim gives a very informative talk and slide show. There are lots of interesting items on display. The setting is beautiful. You will learn a lot here.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Brilliant history of the life of Michael Collins and Irish history of the early 20th century. The kids loved it!

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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Very informative centre everything to do with Michael and that historical time in Ireland and some very interest artifacts pre Rising. Would highly recommend it thanks again Louise and family from Dublin. Ps told you i wud write a review 😉

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 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

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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
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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.

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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

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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

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df1x
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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