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+


Galway City Museum is open Tuesday to Saturday on four daily timeslots; 10am, 11:30am, 2:00pm and 3:30pm.  Admission remains FREE but visitors will now require a ticket for their visit. Tickets can be booked online by visiting and will need to be presented either in printed format or on mobile phones at the main entrance to the museum.  In light of Covid-19 the number of visitors will be strictly controlled and those attending will have to adhere to correct social distancing and health and safety protocols so that everyone can enjoy the exhibitions in a safe and comfortable environment.

For any further information contact or phone +353 (0)91 532 460. 
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