WELCOME TO THE INDEPENDENCE MUSEUM KILMURRY. This ambitious project to build a new museum and cultural facility in the heart of Kilmurry village was undertaken by the Kilmurry Historical & Archaeological Association. The new premises has a state of the art museum and audio visual space and also a meeting space with seating for 80 people.The new museum will be a historical and recreational hub for the greater Lee Valley and West Cork regions. Kilmurry’s close proximity to Kilmichael, Béal na Bláth, Crossbarry and other War of Independence sites gives it a key role in telling our country’s story in the decade of centenaries. The collection includes the wheel from the Crossley Tender used in the Kilmichael Ambush, a man-trap used to catch poachers, Tom Barry’s suitcase and artefacts relating to Terence MacSwiney, among many others.
President MIchael D. Higgins officially opening the Independence Museum Kilmurry