County Cork Sights


Michael Collins Centre Review

It was in the village of Woodfield, 9 km (6 miles) west of Timoleague, that Michael Collins (1890–1922) had his last drink before he was shot in an ambush. The enthusiastic guide at this cottage-museum, signposted off the R600 east of Clonakilty, offers a lively introduction to the controversial hero of Irish independence, using slides, large photos, and film clips. Outside is a reconstruction of the ambush site, complete with Collins's armored Rolls-Royce and a Crossley tender. Directions to other Collins sites in the area are available, as are guided tours (pre-booking essential).

    Contact Information

  • Address: Castleview, off R600, Clonakilty, Co. Cork
  • Phone: 023/884–6107
  • Cost: €5
  • Hours: Mid-June–mid-Sept., weekdays 10:30–5, Sat. 11–2; rest of year by appointment
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  • Location: Clonakilty and Environs
Updated: 04-10-2014

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