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Michael Collins Birthplace

  • Vicinity: 5.3 km (3.3 mi) W of Clonakilty, NW of the hamlet of Sam's Cross, N of Tullineasky
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

The Michael Collins Birthplace is the former Collins family homestead and Irish National Monument located in County Cork, Ireland. It is notable as the birthplace of Irish independence leader Michael Collins.

The birthplace is open to the public year round and features a stone cottage. Markers provide the history of the site. - AsNotedIn



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1890/10/16 Michael Collins (Irish leader) Born Michael Collins is born on the family homestead at Woodfield, Hugh's Cross, near Clonakilty, County Cork. He was the third son and youngest of eight children.
1900/00/00 Marianna Collins, Micheal's mother, build a new home for her family c 1900, and Micheal's birthplace cottage became a barn.
1921/04/00 Michael Collins (Irish leader) Life The Essex Regiment burns down the Collins home during the Irish War of Independence.

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Particulars for Michael Collins Birthplace:
Significance Birthplace
Sight Category Building
Building Type Cottage
Museum Type Heritage Museum
Museum Type Historical Museum
Criteria Person
Historic Use Single dwelling

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