New heritage centre in Kiltyclogher to open its doors

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Kiltyclogher Heritage Centre, which contains a wealth of information about 1916

Kiltyclogher Heritage Centre, which contains a wealth of information about 1916

Proclamation signatory Sean MacDiarmada is now open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays from 10am until 4pm. Admission is free.

The Heritage centre is located in the former court house building and has been developed with Peace III funding administered by Leitrim County Council.

The main objectives of the centre are to welcome visitors to Kiltyclogher, provide information about the history of the village with a particular focus on the Sean MacDiarmada legacy and link in with the local tourism strategy.

The exhibition contains an audio visual facility as well as interpretive panels providing visitors with information about Sean MacDiarmada as well as the history of the locality.

The family cottage where MacDiarmada was born and raised is in Corranmore just two kilometres outside the village. This is maintained in its original condition as a National Monument by the OPW and may be visited by prior arrangement.

The cottage is of considerable historical significance being the only family home of any of the signatories of the proclamation in existence.

Sean MacDiarmada, dubbed ‘the mind of the revolution’, is now considered to have had a greater role in the Easter Rising than previously thought.

His homestead and the new heritage Centre promise to place Kiltyclogher at the heart of County Leitrim’s 1916 centenary commemorations.

For more information please contact Paul on 071 985 4865 email