MacGill Summer School

  • General Information

    Find places to eat, beaches to visit, golf courses and other places of interest around Glenties.

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  • Cultural Programme

    The School has profiled artists, musicians and writers from a wide range of disciplines. See what’s on this year.

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  • Find Accommodation

    From cosy B&B’s with a warm Donegal welcome, to friendly modern hotels with all the facilities you’ll need.

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Reforming and Rebuilding our State


About MacGill School

  • About MacGill School

    The MacGill Summer School has been in existence for thirty six years. It was founded in 1981 in Glenties, Co. Donegal to celebrate the memory of local writer, Patrick MacGill. MacGill wrote in the early 20th century on the social conditions ...Read more >

  • About Patrick MacGill

    Patrick MacGill became known as the ‘Navvy Poet’ when a slim little volume of poetry which he had mostly written when working on the railways in Scotland and which he called ‘Gleanings from a Navvy’s Scrapbook’ came to the notice ...Read more >

  • Come & Visit!

    By bus, plane or car. All roads point to Glenties this July!

    Glenties, Co. Donegal, Ireland

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