County Cork Sights

Michael Collins Centre

  • Castleview, off R600 Map It
  • Clonakilty

Published 08/11/2015

Fodor's 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).

Sight Information


Castleview, off R600, Clonakilty, Co. Cork, Ireland

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Sight Details:

  • €5
  • Mid-June–mid-Sept., weekdays 10:30–5, Sat. 11–2; rest of year by appointment

Published 08/11/2015


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