More a place of pilgrimage than a traditional attraction, the center is frequented by those who revere Collins rather than those who want to learn more about him. It's on the farm where he was born and raised -- the old stone farmhouse in which Collins and his siblings were born still survives, although the larger farmhouse into which his family moved when Michael was 10 was burned to the ground in 1921 by the Black and Tans. The ambush site at Béal na mBláth, near Macroom, where he was assassinated, is kept as a shrine of sorts.