Please note our Heritage Centre will be closed until further notice.

Welcome to Kiltyclogher Heritage Centre

Kiltyclogher Heritage Centre houses an exhibition about 1916 Proclamation signatory Sean MacDiarmada. The exhibition contains an audio-visual facility and interpretive panels, providing visitors with information about Sean MacDiarmada and the history of the locality. Our Heritage Centre was officially opened in November 2014 and is located in the former Court House building in the centre of Kiltyclogher.

Sean MacDiarmada’s family cottage is only a few kilometres outside the village in Corranmore.The cottage is a designated National Monument owned and maintained in its original condition by the Office of Public Works. It is of considerable historic importance as it is a fine example of a traditional Irish cottage and gives an insight into what life may have been like 100 years ago.

Visual Display in Kiltyclogher Heritage Centre

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Friday 9th & Saturday 10th June 2017.

Theme: Brexit: Back to the Border? 

For information on bookings please call (071) 9620170 (Irl) or (0035371) 9620170 (Int).

Friday 9th June:

6.00 p.m. Official Opening at Seán Mac Diarmada Homestead Corranmore.
Music at the Cottage

(Shuttle Service operating from Kiltyclogher Community Centre from 4.00 p.m.)

7.00 p.m. Refreshments at Community Centre

7.30 p.m. Lecture by Marc Geagan
Title: The Historical Border – its creation & impact

Marc is a lecturer at the North West Regional College in Derry, Northern Ireland. He is a regular contributor to the History Ireland Hedge School series and has recently published two books, “ Dancing by the Sea” and “Bordertown Blues”. He has lectured at UL, NYU and Drew University (USA)

This presentation will be followed by a panel discussion which will be chaired by Marc Geagan.

Panel Discussion: Varying opinions on the social, economic and political impact of Brexit on Ireland

Panel: Ronan Haslette, Susan Mc Kay, Eddie Mitchell and Barbara Bierach

Saturday 10th June

10.00 a.m. Registration

10.30 a.m. Title: Brexit and the EU – how to protect Ireland’s interests
Lecture: Marian Harkin

Independent MEP representing the 15 counties of the Midlands-North-West constituency in the European Parliament– Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Cavan, Monaghan

11.30 a.m. Tea/Coffee

12.00 Title: Brexit and Ireland’s Regions
Lecture by Stephen Kinsella

2016 Economist of the Year – Smurfit Business School, Dr. Kinsella is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of Limerick and a weekly columnist for the Sunday Business Post

1.00 p.m. Lunch

2.00 p.m. Brexit and The White paper on the future of Europe.
Lecture by Ming Flanagan

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan is an Irish independent politician, currently serving as a Member of the European Parliament for the Midlands–North-West constituency. Ming has served as a member of Roscommon County Council between 2004 and 2011

3.00 p.m. Brexit, the Economy and the Impact on the Border Regions.
Lecture by Pearse Doherty TD

Pearse Doherty is the Finance Spokesperson for Sinn Féin and TD for the Constituency of Donegal South West.

All Day display of Exhibition of original copies of Seán Mac Diarmada’s 25 pages of rough notes and up to 40 pages of his hand written answers and returned corrections with comments from the night course ‘1904 Revised Programme of Examinations, Candidates for admission to Training School’. This is the first time these documents will be visible to the public.

The rough notes consist of a number of single page short stories on the following subjects:

• Composition exercise on English Colonies
• Composition exercise on ‘English settling in Ireland’,
• Composition exercise on ‘Colonies’,
• Composition exercise on ‘Music’,
• Composition exercise on ‘Highlands of Scotland and an meeting with the Queen,
• Composition exercise on ‘a hare and a hawk’,
• Composition exercise on Contrasting life between country and town youth,
• Composition exercise on ‘Frost’,
• Composition exercise on ‘The lion and the slave’,
• Composition exercise on how the ‘Chinese fish’,
• Composition exercise on ‘Sore eyes of an elephant’
• Composition exercise on the ‘five great senses’,
• Composition exercise on ‘Stone’,
• Composition exercise on ‘God’s way is best’,
• Pages of Rough work on maths,
• Letter to his friend Thomas Cullen in Glasgow dated 3/11/1902,
• Spellings.

Up to 40 pages of Formal hand written answers submitted to the organisers of the Correspondence Course. These were returned graded with comments.

These pages are comprised of:
• Front and back page of 1904 Revised Programme of Examinations Candidates for admission to Training School.
• History
• English essays,
• Music
• Dictation
• General Knowledge
• Geography
• Maths numerous pages on this subject.
• Book Keeping
• Spellings



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