Sean MacDiarmada

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Authors
Madden, Tom
Issue Date
2016
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Publisher
SAHKartell
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Abstract
Seán MacDiarmada: Signatory to Proclamation – Executed after the Rising of 1916 – Leitrim to Kilmainham was written by Tom Madden to coincide with the 1916/2016 centenary commemorations. The play was first performed at the Mullagh Arts Festival in Cavan during September 2016 and provides a lively account of the background and activism of one the seven leaders of the Easter Rising of 1916. The action plays out over twelve scenes taking in MacDiarmada's journey from teacher to revolutionary activist culminating in a deeply flawed court-martial and his subsequent execution by a British Army firing squad on May 12th, 1916.