You are welcome to a viewing of Marcus Howard’s documentary on 1916 Signatory Seán Mac Diarmada at 7 pm in kiltyclogher on Saturday 13th of October. Admission is free.
Details of the event will be on our website page closer to the date for any enquiry’s please ring the centre on this number 0719854865.
Marcus Howard is a film maker who has created 138 films with 1916 Relatives. He has recorded family histories of Michael Collins, James Connolly, Patrick Pearse, Tom Clarke, Eamonn de Valera Dan Breen and many unheard stories from 1916. His films have been shown in Chicago and Melbourne. His great grand uncle used to visit Dawson Street in the sunup to 1916 and was a Sergeant Major in the 1916 Louth volunteers. He has also co-written a book about them. He is looking in-depth at 1916 and afterwards and earlier this year showed a documentary on another Leitrim revolutionary, Bridie Clyne at the Rooskey Heritage Festival where a plaque was unveiled to her in her honour with her son who is still alive, Proinsias O’Rathaille. He has given history talks in London, Galway and Dublin and has previously been active in trying to highlight Saving Moore Street, a street currently under threat of demolition that was where many of the 1916 leaders including Sean Mac Diarmada surrendered. His films have also been shown in James Connolly’s Liberty Hall, Wynns Hotel where the Irish Volunteers held their first ever meeting and given talks in Richmond Barracks, where the Volunteers were brought after surrender. In September 2018, he will be hosting a public interview on Michael Collins with the author Joseph Connell which will be opened by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Nial Ring.