Carn publican to run for Sinn Féin 09.09.08
businessman Sean Ruddy has been named as the likely
second Sinn Féin candidate for Inishowen.
The proprietor of the Arch Inn at the Diamond, he
has been chosen by Sinn Féin as their likely second
candidate in Inishowen for the county council
elections next year. He will join sitting Councillor
Pádraig MacLochlainn on the ticket, ahead of the
party’s local convention this Sunday, September 14.
The convention will
take place in Simpson’s function room at Tul Na Ri,
Carn at 5pm.
Sean Ruddy has run the Arch Inn for the past eight
years. Prior to that, he served 15 years in the
licensing and catering industry in Ireland, London
and New York. The son of Sean and Kathleen Ruddy
from Larahirl, Culdaff, he has two brothers, Martin
and Daniel, who both live in Letterkenny, and two
sisters, Marie, living in Ballyshannon and Katrina,
living in Culdaff.
Married to Valerie
McDermott from Carndonagh and stepfather to
Díolmháin, Sean has a strong track record of
community leadership, organising and facilitating a
wide range of fundraisers for local and
He was educated in Carndonagh Community School and
then trained at Killybegs Catering College before
emigrating to England along with thousands of other
Irish men and women in the 1980s.
He is chairperson of Carndonagh/ Malin Sinn Féin and
a leading member of the party in Inishowen.