Cork North West TD Michael Creed has this morning (Tuesday) congratulated Kilmurry Historical & Archaeological Society on receiving funding of €410,873 for the purpose of developing a state of the art museum and community centre in Kilmurry village.  Commenting on the announcement by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan TD, Deputy Creed said:

“I am very pleased that the hard work and commitment of all those in the Kilmurry Historical society has been rewarded by the award of this funding, through West Cork Development Partnership.  Significant planning and development work has gone into this ambitious project which will provide a significant tourist attraction and a historical reference point for the Mid Cork region”.

“The award of this funding is the culmination of generations of effort on the behalf of several families in the area to create a museum and historical focal point in Kilmurry.  The existing museum was established in 1965 and in 1978 the O’Buachalla family donated the site for the new development which until now has remained undeveloped.  I would like to pay a heartfelt tribute to all the families who have invested generations of commitment into this facility”.

“Kilmurry historical society, have been actively fundraising to help contribute to the significant costs of the project estimated at €547,831.  This funding which has been now approved by my colleague the Minister for the Environment Heritage and Local Government, Phil Hogan T.D. will supplement the fundraising activities of the Historical society and I hope that this project can progress as soon as possible”.

“I would also like to acknowledge the contribution of West Cork Development Partnership in supporting this project throughout”. 

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