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Collins Barracks Museum

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Address: Collins Barracks Old Youghal Road, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 451 4000
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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Cork, Ireland
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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Kinsale, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Chonburi,
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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'.

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Thank Auntynan16
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank Brandie T
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Guys can't believe inI the middle of the summer the tourist attraction is CLOSED!! We are trying to keep our country off its knees and the OPW cannot see the sense In opening all attractions every day of the week. The barracks is fab and today is my only day off - guys start thinking straight please it's embarrassing

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Thank Lindaw65
Chester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

A very informative visit in the former guards room of the still fully working barracks where my grandfather had served for over 2 decades. Very quiet and we were able to walk around at our leisure.

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

A fine place to visit to see how well the place was built and how long it has lasted and will continue to last.

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