Tel: 023 8846107


The Centre
Michael Collins Tour
War of Independence Tour
Coach Tours
Michael Collins DVD
Collins Guide Map
Michael Collins Triangle
Michael Collins Statue
How To Find Us

Bookings or enquires:
Dolores or Timothy Crowley,
Michael Collins Centre,
Castleview, Clonakilty,
West Cork. Ireland
Tel: 023 8846107


As soon as visitors arrive at the Michael Collins Centre, they proceed to the Cottage/theatre. A twenty minute audio/ visual explores the Big Fella’s childhood, his family history, his school days and the important Collins’ sites around Clonakilty. A guide then continues the presentation, using slides, large photographs or film clips, the visitor is taken through the 1916 rebellion, War of Independence, Treaty talks and the Civil War. The tragic death of Michael Collins at Beal Na Blath and his Legacy are also discussed. The presentation ends with a guided tour of the ambush trail, a life size replica of an ambush site complete with Crossley Tender and replica of Michael Collins, famous Rolls Royce Armoured Car, “Sliabh Na mBan”. Here the events at Beal na Blath and the history of the vehicles in the Collins convoy are explained in more detail. Visitors can then return to the Cottage/ Theatre to view the exhibition of photographs, documents and militaria.

You will need at least one hour to visit, average stay time ninety minutes and visitors have been known to stay three hours.


Re-enactment of the death of Collins on the Ambush Trail  

Tel: 023 8846107