Captain Dermot MacManus
Military / Author
Despite being invalided from British army this Captain forged a career as a celebrated author. He enlisted in the I R A.
Dermot Arthur Maurice McManus was a son of Julia & Leonard Macmanus. He was born in Killeadan, Kiltimagh, Co. Mayo. (Geni accessed 15.02.2015) [i]
Julia Boyd married Leonard Macmanus second son of James Macmanus Esq. of Killeaden House, Co. Mayo and Charlotte daughter of Rev. Leonard Strong of Brampton, Torquay. Their children were Emily, Charlotte, Desmonde, Diarmid. (Excerpt from Pedigree of House of Boyd 1904 on Clan Boyd International ) [ii]
Dermot’s ancestor Reverend Leonard Strong held Killedan townland at the time of Griffith’s Valuation whilst James McManus occupied the house. [iii]