Michael Collins’ Birthplace to be delisted from Record of Monuments

Michael Collins' birthplace at Woodfield, Co. Cork. © Copyright Mike Searle and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

One of the anomalies surrounding the proposal by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to delist post-1700 monuments from the statutory Record of Monuments and Places is that some of the monuments indicated for delisting are National Monuments in the care of the State. One example is the birthplace of Michael Collins at Woodfield in Cork. If this house is to remain a National Monument should it not also continue to be a Recorded Monument?

Screen grab from National Monuments website showing Michael Collins' birthplace listed for removal

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Mount, C. Michael Collin’s Birthplace to be delisted from Record of Monuments. The Charles Mount Blog, September 18, 2011. http://charles-mount.ie/wp/?p=519