standard-title Michael Collins House

Michael Collins House

As part of the Michael Collins Tour Tim Crowley brings visitors to three houses in which Michael Collins lived as a child and during his teenage years. Two of the houses are located at his birthplace in Woodfield and the house where he was born is located at the back of that site. When Collins was about ten his mother built a much larger farmhouse closer to the road, that house was burned by British forces in 1921 and all that remains today is the footprint of the building.

When Michael Collins was going to school in Clonakilty aged fourteen he lived in Emmet Square with his sister Margaret and her husband Patrick O’Driscoll. For many years street lore indicated that the house where the O’Driscolls lived was No 7 Emmet Square. But in 2014, entries in the Cancelled Land Books discovered in the National Archives, proved that the O’Driscolls and Michael Collins in fact lived at No 13 Emmet Square, which is now a private residence.

Michael Collins House

No 13 Emmet Square.
Where Michael Collins lived with his sister Margaret.