1916 Hero

New full length documentary film released on Sean MacDiarmada

Fiona Heavey

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Fiona Heavey

A new documentary film on Kiltyclogher's Sean MacDiarmada has been released on YouTube.


The film was shot on location in Kiltyclogher, Manorhamilton and at the MacDiarmada homestead in Corranmore. Entitled “Seán MacDiarmada Documentary Easter Rising Stories” it is directed and edited by Marcus Howard.


The documentary promoters say “it is a full length documentary on the brains behind the 1916 Rising, the secretive Seán MacDiarmada. “This fascinating all Ireland story of Seán’s part in the organisation of the Rising is told through families, friends, recently released police archives, witness statements and historians.
“This key character from Leitrim through his organisational abilities and characteristic good humour is at last given his rightful place in the cannon of Irish revolutionary patriots.
“Michael Collins has famously said, ‘He was not Seán MacDiarmada, he was Ireland.’”


In relation to the new Seán MacDiarmada documentary its promoters Creative Commons License Public Domain, say “this video is to be used for educational discussion. This video can be shared but must be shown in its entirety.
“Please share and help get the message out if you agree with some of the arguments discussed. This video is for fair use for purposes like criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, and research and it obeys Fair Use law.”


The new “Seán MacDiarmada Documentary Easter Rising Stories” film features Manorhamilton’s John McManus, as well as Glenfarne’s Hubert McMorrow, who was a relative MacDiarmada, and other relatives of MacDiarmada.
It also includes music and song by Mick Blake and footage from around the region including the number of placed named after the 1916 hero in Ireland.

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