Seán MacDiarmada played a pivotal role in planning the Easter Rising of 1916. He was one of the seven signatories that signed the Proclamation of Irish Independence.
Following his arrest after the Rising he was court-martialled and executed by firing squad on 12th of May 1916 in the Stone-Breaker’s Yard in Kilmainham Gaol.
Tour of the Seán MacDiarmada House
The full tour begins at Kiltyclogher Heritage Centre and includes a visit to the MacDiarmada exhibition, a talk at the iconic MacDiarmada monument and a visit to the cottage in which Seán MacDiarmada was born.
Seán MacDiarmada’s family cottage is located in the townland of Corranmore in County Leitrim. This traditional homestead consists of a three-roomed thatched cottage with some thatched out-buildings and has a fine view over Upper Lough MacNean. The Homestead is maintained in its original condition as a National Monument by the OPW and is only accessible as part of the tour.
The tour duration is minutes approximately 45 minutes.