Fears MacDiarmada home in Kiltyclogher could be closed

There are fears that the house in North Leitrim that was the home of 1916 signatory Sean MacDiarmada could be closed to tourists and the public.

The house, in Corranmore, a few miles outside Kiltyclogher, proved to be a major attraction last year, the centenary of 1916.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny visited the house last March.

At yesterday’s meeting of Leitrim County Council in Dromahair, Independent Councillor Felim Gurn called on officials to contact the OPW to see if it intended renewing funding for a guide/manager at the heritage centre in Kiltyclogher.

He says if funding isn’t renewed, it could result in visitors being unable to visit MacDiarmada’s home.

Speaking to Ocean FM News, Clr. Gurn says this would also be a blow to efforts to promote tourism in the region generally.