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The Michael Collins Centre is located about 5km east of Clonakilty town at Castleview in the townland of Ballinoroher

Clonakilty, Ireland - 8 Minutes

Kinsale, Ireland - 35 Minutes

Cork City, Ireland - 55 Minutes

Timoleague, Ireland - 7 Minutes

Opening Times: 2024

Mid September - Mid June.

We are open during the above months for the following by appointment.

  1. Groups to the Museum, including coach groups (Min 15 Adults).
  2. Michael Collins Tours (3.5 Hours)
  3. War Of Independence Tours (6 Hours)

Off Road Visitors

17th June to Mid September 2024
Monday – Friday

One 90 minute Presentation daily at 11 a.m.
Saturday & Sunday closed during June and September

July & August

One 90 minute Presentation daily at 11 a.m.
Saturdays - one presentation at 12 noon
Sundays Closed

Pre Booking is advisable:

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Tickets Prices

Dans Medal
Hurleys Belt
8 Adult
25 2 Adults & 2 Teens
4 Children ( 7 - 12 yrs )
5 Students ( 13 - 18 yrs )
7 College
120 Michael Collins Private Car Tour
per car
200 War of Independence private Car Tour
per car
Michael Collins Centre Museum

Dramatic Presentation and Impressive Exhibition



Running Time

1 Hour 30 Min

Our museum is famous for it’s live dramatised illustrated presentations, during which photographs and maps are used to tell the story of Michael Collins in a traditional Irish storytelling style.
The Museum houses one of the most extensive collections of artefacts in Ireland associated with the 1916 Rebellion, Irish War of Independence and Irish Civil War, including six personal items connected to Michael Collins. A guided tour of the collection and the outdoor exhibits is included in the presentation.



The Michael Collins Centre offers two types of tours: the Michael Collins Tour and the War of Independence Tour. Please note that these are private tours of historic sites in West and mid-Cork and are not tours of the Museum



Running Time

3.5 - 4 Hours

Group Size

5 People

The Michael Collins Tour is a private tour using transport (coaches or cars) provided by the visitors. With Tim Crowley, founder of the Michael Collins Centre Museum you will visit the following West Cork sites associated with Collins.   Better rates e-mail us directly



Running Time

Min. 6 Hours

Group Size

5 People

The War of Independence Tour is a full-day tour led by Tim Crowley, founder of the Michael Collins Centre. Again it is a private tour using the tour group’s car or coach. You will visit all of the West Cork sites associated with Michael Collins outlined as part of the Michael Collins Tour. Better rates e-mail us directly


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Michael Collins Centre Museum

Welcome to the official website for the Michael Collins Centre Museum located at Castleview, between the seaside town of Clonakilty and the historic village of Timoleague.

The Crowley family founded the Michael Collins Centre in 2000, their ancestors were heavily involved in the fight for Irish Freedom and they are also directly related to Michael Collins.

At the Museum visitors enjoy a presentation exploring the life of Michael Collins and one of the largest collections in Ireland of Michael Collins personal items, artefacts and memorabilia of the revolutionary period.
The outside exhibits include a life size recreation of the ambush site at Beál na Blá and firing squad execution yard.
The Michael Collins Centre Museum also offers private Michael Collins Tours to the Collins sites in West Cork, as well as a more extensive War Of Independence Tour, throughout the year by appointment.

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