Eileen Hickey Museum – Irish Republican History Museum in Belfast

Eileen Hickey Museum – Irish Republican History Museum is located in Belfast (county of Antrim)

Address: Conway Mill Complex, Conway Street, Belfast
Postcode: BT13 2DE

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Phone: 0044 (0) 28 9024 0504
E-mail: eileenhickeymuseum@yahoo.com

The Irish Republican History Museum (Irish: Iarsmalann na Staire Poblachtach Éireannach), is a museum in Belfast, Northern Ireland. It was established in 2007 after years of campaigning by Eileen Hickey, who collected the exhibits. The museum is based in Conway Mill in the Falls Road area of West Belfast. The site is a former linen mill built in 1842 which has been in community use for the last thirty years. The museum opened in February 2007 on the first anniversary of the death of Eileen Hickey, one of the major driving forces behind the initiative. Hickey was the former Officer Commanding of the Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) prisoners in Armagh Women’s prison and she dedicated her life to preserving artifacts and relics from the period in Irish history known as The Troubles. Exhibits have been donated by hundreds of individuals and families. These include prisoners handicrafts made by republicans imprisoned around the world, weapons used by republicans and pictures and artwork relating to the conflict. Some exhibits date back as far as the United Irishmen’s rebellion of 1798.


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