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A little difficult to find this peaceful spot but well worth the search. Well preserved site, open... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cork, Ireland
Very atmospheric

This is a hidden gem. The approach signposting is a little wayward, but the end justifies the... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
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All reviews michael collins humble beginnings well worth a visit beautiful place to visit original house modern irish history information alls signposting woodfield hero memorial school stories
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little difficult to find this peaceful spot but well worth the search. Well preserved site, open all year round.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mause11
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This is a hidden gem. The approach signposting is a little wayward, but the end justifies the journey! The temptation to refurbish or reconstruct has been resisted. It is easy to understand the layout of the buildings and understand how a strong farming family like...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank DUN01170
Reviewed 24 June 2018

Not a huge amount to see here but if you had done the house tour or the Collins centre it gives you a chance to put the stories to life. We were the only people there at the time but it is well worth a...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank bobgob8
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Knowing the importance of Michael Collins to modern Irish History, it was especially moving to be on his birthplace site.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 240Brendac
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We had an excellent guide(Tim Crowley) which made a huge difference to our visit. There is only a shell of the original house left but with a guide it makes a lot of sense.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank salthillgirl
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

As a big fan of Collins it was great to visit and stand where he was born. It's fairly well signposted and although not a lot there it felt special to spend some time visiting. We were lucky to have the place to ourselves and...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank alibroon
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

I remember being at the opening of the Birthplace of Michael Collins in 1990 I think it was. The place is always in a good state of repair and neat but it’s a pity about the graffiti on the stones in the interior of the...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank G946UFjustinc
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Beautiful place to visit to see where Michael Collins was born.Some information at the site to read...loved it.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Shannonnicole2
Reviewed 30 June 2017

When you visit Woodfield you.ll find it a solemn place in an idyllic location. As a young boy Michael would walk to his school in Lissavard and often climb the hill of Knockfeen opposite Woodfield. From such humble beginnings its hard to believe that at...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank peterfdavies
Reviewed 13 May 2017

As his actual birthplace was destroyed this does not take a long time to get round. However, the information boards are good and it is a peaceful place in this day and age.

Date of experience: May 2017
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