The 37th Annual MacGill Summer School & Arts Week is to get underway this evening.
For one week in July every year the beautiful town of Glenties nestling in the hills of Donegal becomes the centre of political life in Ireland when the MacGill Summer School opens its doors and becomes the focal point for political, economic and social debates, lectures and reflections.
To the fore this year will be global turbulence and uncertainty; and the new era Ireland and Europe must prepare for.
Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney will deliver the 17th annual John Hume Lecture this evening at 8pm, followed by a recital by esteemed pianist Nadene Fiorentini.
Talks and seminars range on a wide range of subject matter, such as; the uncertainties of Brexit, the security threat against Europe, life in the border counties post-Brexit, and restoring trust and confidence in an Garda Síochána.
There will also be a literary tour of Glenties, where guide Joe Mulholland will show attendees places associated with Patrick McGill and Brian Friel.
If you cannot attend the Summer School this year, Donegal County Council’s Webcasting team are making the events available to view online.
To tune in live this evening you can visit www.donegalcoco.ie
A searchable video archive of all speakers since 2009 is now available on the Donegal County Council website also.
For more information visit www.macgillsummerschool.com.Tags: