+353 (0) 63 91300 reception@ballyhoura.org

The following are the opening hours of the De Valera Museum and Bruree Heritage Centre

Our hours for summer have changed. From July – Sept we will open from 11am to 4pm Tuesday – Friday and 12pm to 4pm Saturdays and Sundays. We will also open by appointment for groups or prior bookings outside of these hours by leaving a message on 086 394 9230


Email: harroldjohn@eircom.net

” – A celebration of Eamon de Valera, one of the greatest historical figures of twentieth century Ireland and the place in which he grew up –
The picturesque village of Bruree is situated on the banks of the river Maigue in south County Limerick. It is famous as the place in which Eamon de Valera spent his boyhood. Academic, freedom-fighter, politician, statesman and one of the outstanding figures in twentieth century Ireland, de Valera lived in Bruree from the age of 2 1/2. The De Valera Museum and Bruree Heritage Centre uses audio-visuals, graphic panels, set pieces and displays of personal memorabilia to tell the story of the villages greatest son and of the area which is credited with forming his character.”

The De Valera Museum and Bruree Heritage Centre is dedicated to Eamon de Valera , former president of Ireland and one of the countrys most famous statesmen, it houses a unique collection of personal belongings of this historic figure, as well as a wide range of articles which record life in Bruree in the early 20th century.

This visitor centre is located where Eamonn de Valera grew up. The cottage in which he lived is now preserved and the national school he attended houses a museum dedicated to his memory.


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