Michael Collins House & Emmet Sq. Clonakilty

Start the Michael Collins Trail with a visit Michael Collins House Museum Clonakilty to learn all about Michael Collins and the history of fight for Irish independence before travelling out to see the sites. Suitable for all ages, the museum brings history to life through guided tours, audiovisuals, interactive displays, historical artefacts and much more. Visit michaelcollinshouse.ie for more

Michael Collins House is situated in a restored Georgian house on Emmet Square. Collins lived on Emmet Square with his sister and her family from 1903-1905 while he studied at the National School just around the corner.

There is also a statue of Michael Collins in Emmet Square. Unveiled by Liam Neeson in 2001 the statue designed by artist Kevin Holland depicts Collins giving an animated speech.