The Mind of the Revolution
detailed, thoroughly researched and fully referenced biography
charts the career of the leader, from Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim.
In the words of Denis McCullough he was 'the common multiple
of all the organisations' who engineered the 1916 Easter Rising
which led to Irish independence.
To Michael Collins he was
the figure 'tramping through Ireland and preaching the Fenian
gospel of a freedom which must be fought for, enrolled recruits
and by his pure patriotism and lovable selfless character
inspired all with whom he came in contact… Ireland will
not see another Seán MacDiarmada.'
to Darrell Figgis; 'It was Seán MacDiarmada who served
the organisation of revolt with a fire that burned in him
with a consuming flame.' For a 1916 Volunteer he was simply
'the mind of the revolution.'
work gives long overdue recognition to Seán MacDiarmada,
one of the most significant figures in modern Irish history.