Notable visitor to Sean MacDiarmada's House

Fiona Heavey


Fiona Heavey

Sean MacDiarmada homestead tours every Saturday in Kiltyclogher

Sean MacDiarmada's homeplace outside Kiltyclogher.

A grandniece of Min Ryan, who was Seán MacDiarmada’s girlfriend, was a notable visitor to Seán MacDiarmada’s House in Corranmore Kiltyclogher on Saturday last.

Emer Prinderville, who is a grandniece of Min Ryan, visited the original homestead of MacDiarmada with two friends where they were cordially welcomed by a cousin of Seán MacDiarmada’s, Hubert McMorrow as well as by Dublin native and Kiltyclogher resident, Ciarán Rock.

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Had Seán MacDiarmada not been executed following the 1916 Rising, it is very likely that he would have married Min Ryan, as he said he planned to do in his final will and testament.
Min Ryan subsequently married another 1916 Rising participant, Dick Mulcahy, who was Minister for Education from 1953 to 1957. Dick was the father of the late Risteard Mulcahy, who was an Irish pioneer of coronary care.

Commenting on Emer Prinderville’s visit to the MacDiarmada homestead on Saturday, Ciarán Rock said it was “another great day at the Seán MacDiarmada’s Cottage.
“We were very privileged to have met the grand niece of Min Ryan, Emer Prinderville plus her two friends Mary whose mother was a McDermott from South Leitrim and Bríd Leddy who is looking for her Leitrim connections.

The letters between Seán and Min, Seán’s sweetheart and accomplice in the GPO 1916 Easter Rising are on display in Collins Barracks. Emer Prinderville (Grand niece of Min) has offered copies of the letters which is fantastic news for us here at the Kiltyclogher Heritage Centre and we hope to have them on display as soon as possible."

Meantime guided tours of original home of Kiltyclogher’s 1916 Proclamation Signatory, Seán MacDiarmada in Corranmore are currently available free of charge on Saturday afternoons from 12pm to 3pm, until Saturday, December 1st.

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