Michael Collins House is museum located at No.7 Emmet Sq. Clonakilty, Co.Cork. The museum looks at the struggle for Irish independence from its beginnings leading up to and including the 1798 rebellions all the way through the ages to Michael Collins death towards the end of the Civil War in 1922. The museum is suitable for all ages using interactive displays, audio visuals, information boards and artefacts to bring the story to life.
No. While local folklore would previously have said No.7, where the museum is situated, was the building in which Michael Collins lived, we now know this to be untrue. While we do know Michael Collins lived on Emmet Sq between 1903 and 1905 we cannot conclusively say exactly which house he lived in. Unfortunately our academic research, as of yet, has found a lack of reliable records that stand up to scrutiny and can conclusively confirm the exact building he lived.
The museum is presented in a way which is suitable for all ages and levels of interest. With guided tours, activity sheets, audio visuals and interactive displays even the youngest of children will be entertained as well as educated on Michael Collins and Irish revolutionary history.
The museum tour is self guided so it depends on you how long the tour takes. In general, the tour takes a minimum of 1 hour but can take longer depending on your interest.
There is some free on-street parking located around MCH. The nearest carpark is located just off Emmet Square at the Church of the Immaculate Conception and a number of other carparks are within walking distance such as Kent St. There are disabled parking spaces available in most of these areas.
Currently there is no coach parking in the immediate vicinity of the museum but there is plenty of public parking around the area to allow for set down and disembarking safely.
Yes, the museum is fully wheelchair accessible.
Yes all our displays are suitable for the deaf/hard of hearing.