The De Valera Museum and Heritage Centre is dedicated to Eamon De Valera (1882-1975), former president of Ireland and one of the country’s most famous statesmen. 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.
The heritage centre was once the National School he attended, located in Bruree where Eamonn de Valera grew up, and now houses a museum dedicated to his memory.
The cottage where he lived is also preserved and is a short walk from the heritage centre.
The De Valera Museum & Heritage Centre uses audio-visuals, graphic panels, set pieces and displays of personal memorabilia to tell the story of the village’s greatest son and of the area which is credited with forming his character.
De Valera Museum & Heritage Centre
Open by appointment.