Seán Mac Diarmada ~ Summer School 2011


Emigration, Migration and the Irish Diaspora

Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim

Friday 17th June – Sunday 19th June 2011

Conference Director: Dr. Jennifer Kelly,
An Foras Feasta: The Institute for Research in Irish Historical and Cultural Traditions, National University of Ireland , Maynooth


Seán Mac Diarmada was born on February 28 1883 near Kiltyclogher, Co Leitrim. He emigrated to Glasgow at the age of fifteen years. Returning to Belfast he was sworn into the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) in 1908. He transferred to Dublin where he became a close personal friend of Tom Clarke. Together they later went on to form the military committee which would plan the Easter Rising which took place in 1916.


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