Birth Place of Michael Collins
GPS COORDINATES: 51.616598,-8.9804055
Birthplace of Michael Collins located west of Clonakilty near the village of Lisavaird just off N71 Clonakilty to Rosscarbery road, its open to the public all year road.
Sams Cross and the Four Alls Pub
This area is within walking distance of Woodfield, there’s a stone monument unveiled to the memory of Michael Collins in 1965. On the front wall near the entrance to the Four Alls Pub, there’s a details notice on the importance of this area.
Béal na Blá
GPS COORDINATES: 51.813534,-8.856697
This is the site where Michael Collins was ambushed and killed in 1922. Its located 30 km north of Clonakilty 40 mins drive, roughly 25 mins drive from Cork City for visitors travelling on the N22 road to Macroom.
Located on the windswept southwestern coast of ireland, this is the home of clonakilty whiskey. The Scully family have farmed this coastal land for 9 successive generations. Their mission is to create Clonakilty Whiskey utilising the best resources that nature has to offer, prime land, pristine water and salt sea air. The perfect ingredients for a maritime distillery.
Clonakilty Black Pudding visitor centre
This is the home of Ireland’s favourite black pudding, using a secret recipe that dates back to the late 1800s, which is connected back to Michael Collins grandmother. Take this opportunity to visit us and discover the story of Clonakilty Blackpudding by taking a self-guided and interactive audio tour around the visitor centre in our purpose-built facility.
West Cork Secret
Tucked away between the villages of Kilbrittain and Timoleague lies the West Cork Secret, one of Corks leading activity centres. Combining the serenity of the beautifully landscaped gardens with the excitement and adventure of the activity park, the West Cork Secret certainly has loads to offer. “Don’t just have a party, make a memory” is not just an advertising slogan, it’s a promise. The friendly West Cork Secret staff is on hand to make your visit memorable. Offering a wide range of activities, the West Cork Secret will tailor a visit to suit your group’s needs. Catering for birthdays (kids and adults), sports clubs and teams, family and friends groups, the West Cork Secret will ensure your day is a great success.
Seven Heads Walking Routes
Roughy 1km from our Museum you can start one of the routes. Situated on the picturesque West Cork coastline, the Seven Heads Peninsula extends from Timoleague village through Courtmacsherry, around the rugged cliffs and shoreline towards Dunworley Bay and on to Barryscove, Ardgehane and Ballinglanna.
The walking route, which was launched in 1998, embraces a very interesting and varied territory with breathtaking and rugged scenery in the course of its entire distance of approx. 42.5km around the peninsula. As there are several return routes and circular walks one can choose a route to suit the time and energy available, as well as numerous side shoots or spur walks. The walkway leads through a variety of different types of territory, rocky coastlines with magnificent marine life, sandy beaches, extensive rich farmland, picturesque villages and farmyards, prolific bird life with some rare birds such as the Choughs and the little Egret, old woodland and rows with fuchsia in abundance.
Wild Atlantic Way
Discover the Wild Atlantic Way route where 2,500km of spectacular coastline with white sands and glittering waves awaits you. Head along the coast to uncover over 180 Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Points where the views are breathtaking and local stories are told. Timoleague our local village has one of these discovery points.