WITH new summer opening times for Michael Collins House in Clonakilty recently confirmed, the team behind the museum have announced that it will be opening the doors to the public free of charge from Tuesday June 14th to Thursday June 16th. This will allow the local community to investigate and visit the long awaited museum at no cost.
The museum, which is run by Cork County Council, had been in development for some time and finally opened to the general public on April 30th. While Michael Collins House was open initially on weekends as part of their off season programme, it will now be open six days a week; Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm and Sunday from 12pm to 5pm, with last admission at 4pm. Entry fee for adults is €5, senior citizens and students are €3 and children under 14 are €2. There are also group and family rates available.
The museum itself explores the fight for Irish independence from 1798 to 1922. It has a main focus on local patriots Tagdh an Asna and the 1798 Rebellion, Fenian Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa and, of course Michael Collins, covering his early life in Emmet Square and his time in London through to the Irish War of Independence.
For more information see www.michaelcollinshouse.ie or check their Facebook and Twitter pages for up to date information, or you can call on 023-8858676.