Irish Republican History Museum, Belfast

Irish Republican History Museum, Belfast

The Eileen Hickey Irish Republican History Museum is located in Conway Mill in West Belfast. The museum first opened in 2007 but it located in a former linen mill that dates to 1842. It opened on the anniversary of the death of the main benefactor of the museum, Eileen Hickey.

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.

Some exhibits at the Irish Republican History Museum include a jacket worn by Mairead Farrell, a cell door from the Armagh women's prison, weapons used during The Troubles, items sculpted by prisoners and a large number of posters, paintings and articles. The museum is also home to a library and interpretive center.

The Irish Republican History Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 AM to 2 PM.

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Sight Name: Irish Republican History Museum
Sight Location: Belfast, Ireland (See walking tours in Belfast)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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