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  • sarah
    Knaresborough, UK14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This hidden gem was fantastic and gave great insight into Michael Collins life. The passion, energy and store telling was outstanding. The artefacts were fantastic to see…. And 8 euro each this was an absolute barging …. Would have easily paid 20 euro each. A must see if you are in the area!! Many thanks loved the trip !!
    Written 19 June 2024
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  • Pompeygirl1972
    Hastings, UK517 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a stunning beach and the views were spectacular

    We arrived during a week of sun ☀️ and had 3 visits, the first to find out bearing and then 2 other visits to swim. One day being amazing sunshine and the other a bit cloudy and very choppy with huge waves

    Lots of surfers and people on boards enjoying the waves, we just enjoyed jumping them.

    Was still warm enough to swim

    Free parking is great, a little place to grab coffee and nibbles next to the hotel which must have stunning views

    A real place of beauty
    Written 29 September 2023
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  • Anthony G
    Wellington, New Zealand1,291 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a gem to visit when you’re visiting Clonakilty in West Cork. The model villages are all well detailed and you can tell there’s a lot of love that gone into the whole set up. The train that tours the town was the icing on the cake. Recommend for family’s with children.
    Written 7 June 2024
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  • Sali F
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was just amazing…. Absolutely loved it. Chloe was our very Informative guide and luckily for me, not too technical.
    The whiskey tasting was great, with a takeaway option for our driver which was greatly appreciated.
    Enjoyed the shop and as a brandy drinker was intrigued to know what the whiskey recommendation would be. Galley Head was the choice and it was my favourite of all. Top job. Thank you.
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Robert N
    Manchester, UK110 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is well worth a visit, if you are at all interested in Irish history, particularly the War of Independance and the Civil War. Dont confuse it with the Michael Collins Centre outside of Clon, run by a distant relative of 'The Big Fella.' I was unable to visit the latter place because it has restricted opening hours, but would have done both places if my holiday had been later in the year.

    The Michael Collins House packs a lot in, and you get a full picture of the man himself. There arent many historical artefacts, but that is not surprising. A statue of Michael Collins lies outside in one corner of Emmet Square.

    I had a short but interesting conversation with the man on the reception desk. The subject was 'How would Ireland have developed differently, as a new State, if Michael Collins had lived.' Its a subject of legitimate discussion for everyone who loves Ireland, including me, an Englishman !
    Written 15 May 2024
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  • Valerie S
    44 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour, very informative and interesting. Fun dress ups as well. The sample plate with a cuppa at the end was delicious and included bacon and sausage too. Yum yum. Highly recommended tour.
    Written 30 May 2024
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  • dcee223
    18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    It rained the day I went there so we couldn’t hang out like we wanted to but we still got out and checked it out a lot of Michael Collin’s history in the area so it was a cool experience!!
    Written 6 December 2023
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  • Tony O
    Dublin, Ireland38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We attended a wedding there that catered for somewhere over 200 people. The meal was magnificent - my fillet steak was cooked to perfection, a lovely hint of pink in it. Well done to all involved.
    Written 7 October 2019
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  • JCKCork
    County Cork, Ireland34 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wasn't too sure if I should review this site as it is abandoned and as a consequence neglected. However this shouldn't be the case as it is a lost opportunity to illustrate the way our ancestors lived during the period that this type of site would have been in use. It was many years since I had first been here, a wonderful experience back then, when it had just been reconstructed by Clonakilty Macra Na Feirme in the late 1980's. The Ringfort is believed to have been originally constructed as early as 400 BC and has its own souterrain. The central building has remained intact a tribute to the standard of the reconstruction that was carried out over 30years ago. What a pity this site has been left to decay, when it seems that it wouldn't take a great deal of work to redevelop it as an tourism and educational facility. It is perhaps, the only example that I know, that is on an original site.
    Written 24 June 2021
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  • jimmydLondon
    London, UK18 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The entire family, young and old, enjoyed this really special place. Full of history and so much prettier than the "henge"!
    Written 1 September 2015
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  • DUN01170
    Dublin, Ireland277 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very interesting and well presented stock. Emphasis on locally produced material. Very pleasant and helpful staff.
    Written 7 May 2019
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  • Mr T
    Dublin, Ireland102 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I visited in mid July and found a small volunteer run museum in an old mouldy building in need of deserved funding as there are many interesting exhibits about Collins,Tom Barry,O Donovan Rossa, The GAA,Church,rural life etc. Give these guys some lotto money and this could be an excellent space!
    Written 15 July 2017
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