Michael Collins Centre, Castleview, Clonakilty 2.30PM | €3 | ALLOW 1.5 HOURS FOR THIS TOUR BOOKINGS: 023 884 6107

At the Michael Collins Centre, experience a narrated slide show which tells the story of the Big Fella’s childhood, his family history, his school days, his tragic death and his legacy. The slide show also highlights the important Collins’ sites around Clonakilty, and  features the 1916 rebellion, War of Independence, Treaty talks and the Civil War.  After the presentation visit the life size replica of the ambush site (constructed at the Michael Collins Centre) where  the events which took place at  Beal na Blath that fateful day, and the history of the vehicles in the Collins convoy, are explained in more detail.  Then return to the cottage theatre to view the exhibitions of photographs, documents and militaria.  There will be a demonstration of griddle baking on open fires – as it was done in the time of Michael Collins