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Best 5 euros I’ve yet spent in Cork

I’ve read the negative reviews, and this is perhaps not the place to bring young children, but for... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2018
Cork, Ireland
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Superb - a "must visit"

I thought I knew a bit about Irish history. And of the life and times of the Big Fella. But having... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2018
Perth, United Kingdom
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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...more
Castleview, Clonakilty, Ireland
+353 23 884 6107
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All reviews michael collins slide show well worth a visit civil war interested in irish history history lesson west cork story telling big fella his knowledge a family run business touring car live presentation his life private tour on display subject matter
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

I’ve read the negative reviews, and this is perhaps not the place to bring young children, but for the life of me I cannot fathom how any adult could find the experience here less than enthralling, emotional and highly educational. One cannot understand modern Ireland...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

I thought I knew a bit about Irish history. And of the life and times of the Big Fella. But having been lucky enough to have been able to tag on to an organised tour despite the centre being closed (mid October) to general visitors...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OH_traveller
Reviewed 30 September 2018

Had the very good fortune to book a place on the Michael Collins tour, September 10th 2018. Although the tour is not always available, the centre itself is unmissable for anyone with even a passing interest in Ireland's revolutionary years. The proprietor,Tim Crowley, has an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 29 September 2018

The official Michael Collins Memorial Centre is situated close to where the great leader was born in Woodfield, not far from the town of Clonakilty & is surrounded by beautiful countryside. As part of the Wild Atlantic Way in West Cork, it's well worth dropping...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

Visited with my two brothers on our regular September visit to Ireland Very interesting museum, good explanatory film and Mr Crowley is an excellent speaker who puts across his deep knowledge of Collins with great flair Not to be missed

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

An extraordinary museum. This audience was spellbound by the owner’s encyclopedic knowledge and storytelling. I recommend reading a simple primer on Michael Collins beforehand to appreciate the depth of material offered here!

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 3 September 2018

The knowledge of the proprietor is simply amazing. This is a must for anyone with even an remote curiosity about the Rising and subsequent Civil War. All told in an unbiased and well informed manner

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Brian F
Reviewed 2 September 2018

We would highly recommend a visit to this centre. The guide Tim has unbelievable knowledge on Michael Collins and Irish History and there are some great artefacts in the centre. His passion on the subject really shone through and he gave an excellent talk, slideshow...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Mr Crowley is a master of his craft he knows it in side out and his enthusiasm for the subject matter brings everyone in. I was awed and immersed. People need to go and see this and support it

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank averagefoodieh
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We happened upon the small sign to the museum and preserve md along the winding lane stopping to check where it was. So glad we did the owner and curator takes you through the small one room museum packed with curios and interesting pictures and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Deirdre F
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