Michael Collins Centre

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As soon as visitors arrive at the Michael Collins Centre, they proceed to the Cottage/theatre. A twenty minute audio/ visual explores the Big Fellas childhood, his family history, his school days and the important Collins sites around Clonakilty. A guide then continues the presentation, using slides, large photographs or film clips, the visitor is taken through the 1916 rebellion, War of Independence, Treaty talks and the Civil War. The tragic death of Michael Collins at Beal Na Blath and his Legacy are also discussed. The presentation ends with a guided tour of the ambush trail, a life size replica of an ambush site complete with Crossley Tender and replica of Michael Collins, famous Rolls Royce Armoured Car, Sliabh Na mBan. Here the events at Beal na Blath and the history of the vehicles in the Collins convoy are explained in more detail. Visitors can then return to the Cottage Theatre to view the exhibition of photographs, documents and militaria.

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From N 71 Clonakilty Co. Cork. Ireland travel the R600 road to Timoleague for approx 2 Km and take the second turn off to the left. On that road go straight through for 1.6 km until you reach the Michael Collins Centre.

From Kinsale: Take the R600 towards Clonakilty after passing Timoleague Village. Look out for the sign on the right for Centre (approx 3 Km)


Opening times (Mid June - mid September) :
-10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM10:30 AM - 5:00 PM11:00 AM - 2:00 PM



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Address: Michael Collins Centre, Castleview, Clonakilty, West Cork. Ireland
Phone: +353 23 46107
Email: info@michaelcollinscentre.com

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