Introducing this website

This website is an online archive of Kilmurry’s people and places. Here you can browse through photos, memories, stories and information related to our quiet hilltop village, ‘Cnocáinín Aerach Chill Mhuire’, located in the heart of Cork’s beautiful Lee Valley – an area rich in history and archaeological heritage.

About us

KHAA members group photograph with Taoiseach Micheál Martin during his visit to Independence Museum Kilmurry 20 November 2022: Photo Peter Scanlon

This website is created by a group of volunteers who are members of Kilmurry Historical & Archaeological Association (KHAA). In addition to operating the Independence Museum Kilmurry, an on-going lecture programme, book launches and commemorative events, we continue the work of preserving and publicising the heritage of our native place, began more than 70 years ago by our founding members.

Our museum provides a community space from more than 4,000 people living in the area, in addition to drawing visitors to this part of the Lee Valley. Many of our artefacts and ephemera relate to the War of Independence, in which our parish played an active part. The museum’s location,  in close proximity to the ambush sites at Kilmichael, Crossbarry and Béal na Bláth, provides a gateway to the revolutionary history of the region.

If you, or someone you know is interested in getting involved, attending our events or supporting our fundraising, we would love to hear from you. so if you’re interested [can we say drop by call the museum on  please contact us.

Contributing to the site

The information on our website has been contributed by people who have an interest in Kilmurry and we encourage and welcome contributions from all. You can add a comment by clicking on the ‘Add a comment’ link at the bottom of each page. You can also submit your own photos, stories or information to the site by using our contribution form.

iCAN logoWe maintain this open access website, in partnership with Cork County Council and the National Museum of Ireland, as members of the Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN).

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