From GEP pal Glenn McQuaid, this remembrance:
It is with great sadness that I must let you know of the passing of my good friend and colleague Eileen Colgan. Following a brief period of illness, Eileen died this morning (10/3/2014) at 9:10AM in the Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland.
I was blessed to work with Eileen on I Sell the Dead, she brought a tremendous amount of wry wit and charm to the production — on and off camera. Always passionate and ready to roll up her sleeves and get to the heart of her character, it was a collaboration I will be forever grateful for.
One of my favorite memories of Eileen is accompanying her to a screening of Quackser Fortune Has A Cousin In The Bronx, it was only then that I realized the extent of her importance to Irish Arts; from Ulysses to My Left Foot to Fair City, she has left us much to cherish and remember her by.
A fabulous mother and grandmother, a kind friend and a humble unwavering artist to the end.
Good bye Eileen, Heaven won’t know what hit it.