Walking in the Footsteps of Seán Mac Diarmada

2019 Schedule of Events

  • Schedule of Events

    Friday 7th of June
    The opening ceremony of the Seán Mac Diarmada
    Summer School will take place at the Seán Mac Diarmada homestead
    in Kiltyclogher at 6.00 p.m..

    Following the opening ceremony, light refreshments
    will be served in the Community Centre in
    Evening Session… Cost €5.00

    On Friday evening, we encourage
    people to park in Kiltyclogher at the Community
    Centre and avail of our free shuttle service.

    Shuttle bus from Kiltyclogher to Seán MacDiarmada cottage from 4pm onwards.

    Shuttle buses to the homestead will depart at 5.00pm from
    the centre and return after the event.

    Saturday 8th June

    Morning lectures ……….. Cost €25.00
    Evening Lectures ……….. Cost €25.00
    Full Conference (Friday & Sat including lunch) …. Cost €45.00

    Lunch is available on site. Cost €5.00
    All cheques and postal orders to be made out to:
    Seán MacDiarmada Summer School

    For Bookings or further information please contact:

    Kathleen/ Regina,
    C/O Kiltyclogher Heritage Centre,
    Co Leitrim.
    Website: www.seanmacdiarmada.ie
    or call 083 1847432

    Please note: The Conference fee does not include accommodation.
    We recommend early booking as places are limited.


  • Press Launch;Tuesday the 14th May.


    Thank you to all who attended the press launch of the Seán MacDiarmada Summer School that took in Kiltyclogher Heritage Centre on Tuesday the 14th May.

  • Supported by Leitrim County Council


    Leitrim Tourism

    Leitrim Tourism

  • Summer School Theme: Ireland Going Forward – Where To From Here?


  • Friday 6.00p.m. Official Opening


    The official opening of the Summer School will take place at the Mac Diarmada Homestead carried out by Seamus O’Rourke – 2019 Leitrim Person of the Year

  • 7p.m. Opening Presentation


    The opening presentation will take place at Kiltyclogher Community Centre.

  • Opening Speaker: Pascal Mooney


    Pascal will speak on the Theme: Women in Politics 1919-2019

  • 7.45p.m. Panel Discussion


    Panel Members:
    1. Daniel Browne
    2. Alan Hill
    3. Frances Lucy
    4. Oonagh Monahan



  • Saturday 8th June


  • Saturday Speakers


  • Mary McAuliffe


    Mary is an Assistant Professor in Gender Studies at UCD and holds a PhD from the School of History and Humanities, Trinity College Dublin. (Orla Parkinson Memorial Lecture)

  • Ava Murray


    Ava is currently a Transition Year student at St. Clare’s Comprehensive School, Manorhamilton, Co. Leitrim.

  • Dr. Padraig Mc Garty 


    Padraig is a native of Mohill, Co. Leitrim , and is a Senior Lecturer at the School of Health and Social Sciences at the Institute of Technology, Tralee.

  • Ms. Mary O’Rourke


    Mary has served as former deputy leader of Fianna Fáil, She has also held a number of senior Cabinet positions, including Minister for Education, Labour, Health and Public Enterprise. She has also been Leader of Seanad Eireann and is a frequent guest on radio and television.

  • John O’Mahony


    John served as a TD for Mayo from 2007 to 2016 and was nominated to the Senate in 2016.  He has also served as spokesperson on Transport, Tourism and Sport in Dàil Eireann and the Senate.  A passionate Gaelic footballer, he has won All-Ireland medals playing for Mayo at both U21 and Minor levels.