New Museum for Co. Cork: Independence Museum Kilmurry (Museum Development)

Posted: Monday, 29 August 2016

The new Independence Museum Kilmurry was officially opened on Sunday August 21 in Kilmurry Village by President Michael D Higgins.

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.

Click here to visit the Independence Museum Kilmurry website for more information.