Independence Museum Kilmurry

Independence Museum Kilmurry

Independence Museum Kilmurry
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14:00 - 17:00
Saturday
14:00 - 17:00
Sunday
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History Museum focused on the fight for independence in the County Cork area, especially during the War of Independence and Civil War era.
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Tessie Murray .
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Friends
The personal attention (if you so wish,)and helpful extra information from a local guide. Amazing views from windows and outside .
Written 20 July 2022
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Sarsfield70
County Cork, Ireland13 contributions
Friends
We visited as part of a staff field trip/day out yesteday, and having been there before i was confident my history minded colleagues would also enjoy it...they sure did!
Although we were running (badly!) behind schedule, Noel waited patiently for us and following a brief on the origins, development and outline of the museum, brought us into the exhibition area to ramble around and browse the many artefacts and items on display.
At the core of the museum is the areas involvement in the revolutionary period but also covered are the regions political, archaeological and social history aspects.
All are presented in a modern, well presented fashion and kept us enthralled for the duration of our visit. Situated just a short distance off the Cork to Killarney road before Macroom, and North of Beal na Blath, if your of a mind to stop by and take in all of the above, you will be happy you did.
Thanks again to Noel, and best wishes to the community, staff and locals who deserve every success .
Written 29 March 2022
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michael f
County Clare, Ireland3 contributions
Run and administered by local volunteers, this is a special place packed with an amazing collection of artifacts, photos, documents and priceless memorabilia.

We literally stumbled onto it while passing through the village of Kilmurry on our way to Beal na Blath as, having noticed a sign advertising the museum, we decided stop and 'check it out'.

I suspect that this exhibition is as much a tribute to the locals/people who lived through that that period in Irish history as it is a museum and if so, then it is a wonderful tribute.

The staff/volunteers were very informative, knowledgeable and enthusiastic and we could have spent the entire day just listening them.

For those with an interest in Irish History, and particularly in the Irish War of Independence, this is a must visit exhibition which is on a par with any in the Country.
Written 29 August 2021
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Edward B
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Most informative local history museum with many artefacts from bygone days. Highly motivated and informative guides with deep knowledge of their subject. Especially strong on the War of Independence in the local area. Well worth a visit and well signposted from main road. (just a mile up to Kilmurray village)
Written 29 July 2021
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Anne Doran
Cork, Ireland345 contributions
After leaving Kilmichael Ambush Site, we decided to keep going and travel to the Independence Museum, as I discovered that the museum would be open on Bank Holiday Monday.
I was greeted by Siobhán, a volunteer to the museum and she gave me a booklet with a lot of information and showed me downstairs to the main museum and the order of museum. It was self-guided and I had time to view and look at each item in my own time.
It was lovely to read and see so much information about the Civil War in this locality. The space was small, but there was so much information crammed into this space.
This place is a must for those who are interested in Irish history and it was lovely to see other places of interest discussed within the museum.
The entrance fee was €5 for adults and it is well worth the price. I could have spent hours going through in detail all the items that they have to display. Would strongly recommend and would love to go back and see more items that I missed.
Written 3 August 2020
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Frank D
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Friends
We had a great trip to the museum yesterday. Our very knowledgeable guide, Kieran, led us through the museum and explained each exhibit embellished with a story. A visit will enhance everyone's knowledge of the war of independence.
Written 4 November 2019
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Noel B
Cork, Ireland4 contributions
Couples
Great value, very informative. Some great artefacts from the war of independence and more.
Would be a good stop if travelling between Cork and Killarney as only about a mile off the main road (N22) just after Lisarda.
Written 14 August 2019
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MicQ35
Kilkenny, Ireland1 contribution
Couples
Stubbled across the museum when visiting the nearby Macroom. Spent a wonderful afternoon just learning so much about MacSwiney and many events of the Rising and ensuing Civil War. There is so much to read and view in such a small space. It's a credit to the village of Kilmurray. The energy and enthusiasm of the staff and tour guides was well received and infectious. I look forward to returning
Written 20 October 2018
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jamiesgreen89
London, UK6 contributions
Couples
I made the trip to the museum during a holiday to Cork which is about a half hour drive from the city centre.

The Museum is small, but contains many amazing local artefacts from the war of independence and ensuing civil war. It's a must-see for those with an interest in Irish rebel history.

The staff are also friendly and on-hand to answer questions about the exhibits.
Written 24 September 2018
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Chris W
Chepstow, UK39 contributions
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I was delighted by the range of artifacts and information regarding different periods of Irish history. For me,the displays covering the independence struggle were particularly interesting. However there is a wealth of material regarding archeology and rural domestic life. Also fascinating is the timeline of world events corresponding with Irish history.
Whether one is new to Irish history,an academic,scholar or historian, there is much to engage and inform.
The staff I met were happy to provide further information and were exceptionally helpful.
In summary,a great experience and a credit to the voluntary staff who created and staff the facility.
Written 11 September 2018
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