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The Michael Collins Centre is located about 5km east of Clonakilty town at Castleview in the townland of Ballinoroher
We are open during the above months for the following by appointment.
- Groups to the Museum, including coach groups (Min 15 Adults).
- Michael Collins Tours (3.5 Hours)
- War Of Independence Tours (6 Hours)
Off Road Visitors
Pre Booking is advisable:
Freemans Journal August 21st 1921
Michael Collins Statue for Cork City
Brother against Brother
Local Civil War Deaths 1922
Michael Collins’ 132nd Birthday
Cold Case Collins
The People’s Commemoration
Art brings tragedy to life
Dramatic Presentation and Impressive Exhibition
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 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.
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.
What Our Visitors Think
Tim's communication of the story of Michael Collins: Very clear, interesting and knowledgeable backed up by his research. As we were 3 sisters with relatives directly involved in the civil war, Tim's account of Michael Collin's travels and encounters on his last day were particularly moving.
Fantastic tourist attraction, very well thought out and very well delivered. Hosts were very welcoming. Thoroughly enjoyed this visit and great value for money. We were there an hour and forty-five minutes. My youngest son is Irish History Obsessed and described it as “the best day ever”.
Lovely place to sit and take in stunning views.
I wish I could give more stars! This was mind blowing and captivating! And I really hope they charge more for this unforgettable experience! You don't meet often a historian that is so passionate about his job and there are reasons behind it which you will need to find out for yourself 😊 1000000000000% recommend it!!
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.