ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Tragic Death of Eileen Quinn

/ILLUSTRATED TALK: The Tragic Death of Eileen Quinn

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On 1 November 1920, Crown Forces shot dead Eileen Quinn. She was heavily pregnant and sitting on the front wall of her house with her three young children near Coole Park, Co. Galway. Join documentary-maker, and Eileen’s grand-niece, Orla Higgins as she discusses the shocking and tragic events. Orla’s radio documentary about Eileen, Reprisals, is available online on the RTÉ Radio Documentary on One website (click HERE).

As places are limited, advance booking is advised – call the museum on (091) 532460.

Suitable for age 15+

ADMISSION: Free |  OPENING TIMES: Tuesday to Saturday: 10:00 to 17:00 and from Easter to end of September on Sundays: 12:00 to 17:00 (Exhibitions close at 16:45)


Important Notice: Galway City Museum will reopen its doors to the public on Tuesday 21 July at 10am. In accordance with current national policy on the containment of the Covid-19 virus we are putting in place new guidelines for the museum visit.  It will be imperative that the public revise these guidelines when planning their next visit so that we can manage the Covid-19 threat as much as possible.  More to follow soon on our new booking system. Keep an eye on this website or follow our social media channels for further updates.  If you have an urgent query contact the museum at +353(0)91 532460 or by emailing

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