Seán Mac Diarmada

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Seán MacDermott

Also Known As: "Seán Mac Diarmada"
Birthplace: Corranmore, Kiltyclogher, County Leitrim, Ireland
Death: May 12, 1916 (33)
Kilmainham Jail, Kilmainham, Dublin 8, County Dublin, Ireland (executed)
Place of Burial: County Dublin, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Donal MacDermott and Mary MacMorrow
Brother of Patrick MacDermott; James MacDermott; Catherine MacDermott; Daniel Joseph MacDermott; Mary Anne MacDermott and 1 other

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About Seán Mac Diarmada

Seán Mac Diarmada

Seán Mac Diarmada (English: John MacDermott; 28 February 1883 – 12 May 1916), also known as Seán MacDermott, was an Irish political activist and revolutionary leader. He was one of the seven leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916, which he helped to organise as a member of the Military Committee of the Irish Republican Brotherhood (IRB) and was a signatory of the Proclamation of the Irish Republic. He was executed for his part in the Rising at the age of thirty-three.

Raised in rural County Leitrim, he was a member of many associations which promoted the cause of the Irish language, Gaelic revival and Irish nationalism in general, including the Gaelic League and (early in his career) the Catholic fraternity the Ancient Order of Hibernians. He was national organiser for Sinn Féin, and later manager of the newspaper Irish Freedom, started in 1910 by Bulmer Hobson and others. Within the Irish Republican Brotherhood, he was a close colleague and friend of veteran republican Tom Clarke.

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Seán Mac Diarmada's Timeline

February 28, 1883
Kiltyclogher, County Leitrim, Ireland
May 12, 1916
Age 33
Kilmainham, Dublin 8, County Dublin, Ireland
County Dublin, Ireland