The Archdeacon who will be 91 next month is a former Kerry Person of the Year winner.
He also played a major part in Killarney, Kenmare, and Sneem winning in the past, the National Tidy Towns competition.
Archdeacon Murphy is a brother of the retired Bishop of Kerry, Dr Bill Murphy.
The incident with the car took place at approximately 10:40 this morning.
The Gardai and ambulance attended the scene and Mr Murphy was brought to Kerry General Hospital.
His injuries are not thought to be serious at this time.