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Outdoor screening of ‘Michael Collins' movie in Clonakilty

August 21st, 2016 7:25 PM

By Kieran O'Mahony

Michael Collins: There's free entry to the museum in Clonakilty on August 22nd.

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AN outdoor cinema screening of the directed Neil Jordan film Michael Collins, starring Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts will take place in Emmet Square, Clonakilty on Saturday August 27th, in association with Happenings Centenary Cinema and Michael Collins House. 

Coinciding with National Heritage Week, and the 94th anniversary of the death of Michael Collins, this one-off event will take place in the beautiful and apt surroundings of the Georgian Emmet Square, where Collins himself once lived and cinema goers will get to enjoy this classic film of the Irish revolutionary and politician, which itself is 20 years old this year.

Gates open at 7pm and the event starts off with a panel discussion on the film and the screening takes place at 9pm. 

Members of the public are asked to come early and they are encouraged to bring their own seats, blankets or beanbags and there will be local hot foods and treats available before the screening. 

Tickets for this event are €5.80 per person (80c booking fee) and are available online at www.happenings.ie, at Michael Collins House, and some may be purchased on the gate, depending on availability, but numbers are limited so people are advised to get their tickets early.

Meanwhile, to mark the 94th anniversary of the death of Michael Collins the Michael Collins House will be free of charge to members of the public on Monday August 22nd. 

Also to coincide with National Heritage Week, there will also be a number of special guided tours running on the day, which are also free of charge.

Tour numbers are limited and will be available on a first-come first-served basis. Michael Collins House will be open from 10am to 5pm. For more information call 023-8858676 or see www.michaelcollinshouse.ie or check out the ‘Michael Collins House’ on Facebook, Twitter and Tripdavisor pages.

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