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Collins Barracks Museum

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Address: Collins Barracks Old Youghal Road, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 451 4000

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A good fee hours of interesting history. The smallies will love it with all the guns army truck's etc. Superb well worth a visit

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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A good fee hours of interesting history. The smallies will love it with all the guns army truck's etc. Superb well worth a visit

Thank Kasi S
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Went for a walk in Dublin, ended up here. Free to get in and wander around. We had our own guide, by means of a relative, who was stationed here a while back. Walk through the parade ground, listen to the echo on the way through. Into the well presented halls for a experience of the regiment and a lot... More 

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Dublin Ireland
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We had a great visit to Collins Barracks Museum. The exhibits were very well displayed and the information with each item was very informative. There were different sections on Michael Collins, The Civil war. The war of Independents and the history of the Barracks. The curator who was a serving army sergeant who was very helpful and a mind of... More 

Thank bilcar31
Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Called yesterday and visited the Eileen Gray exhibition. Great to see her work displayed and a privelage to view it - small number of pieces but well worth the visit. Also called into the Ib Jorgensen exhibition - a timeless classic collection , many of the pieces could belong to present day design - Will call again to view the... More 

Thank moll5358
Kinsale, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

I visited Cork's Military Museum at Collins Barracks to view the exhibits on the Easter Rising 1916, Irish War of Independence 1916 - 1922, and the Irish Civil War 1922-1923. The museum is situated inside the walls of Collins Military Barracks, Old Youghal Road on the north side of Cork City. When you arrive you ring the bell at the... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

Went with my son to Collins Barracks I grew up near the barracks sso it was great to read all the history attached to it .I remember John F Kennedy landing in Collins Barracks and saw him as he was driven down from the barracks.The man in charge of the exhibition was very informative when required but let you by... More 

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

The displays are of a very high and interesting standard easy to navigate . There is a 1916 centennial display with many important items from the event. I would highly recommend a visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

We visited here with all of the family, as we wanted to see where our Dad (& Grandad) served during part of his service back in the 50's. There were a couple of 'guides' to walk us round the rooms. They were both friendly and were able to draw on their considerable knowledge, taking time, to explain all of the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 19 August 2016

Went twice, closed both times. Disappointing!!!!! This was a visit for my son, his grandfather was a soldier at Collins Barracks and his father and family lived in army quarters in Rathmore Rd. My son never knew his grandfather he passed away long before he was born, I was hoping to get a connection for him. As I said 'disappointing'.

Thank Janet M
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

There is something for everyone here. From coins to China and fine pottery. I very much enjoyed my time here. The people who work here are very informative and can direct you to displays in your area of interest.

Thank Brandie T

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