2017

GLOBAL TURBULENCE AND UNCERTAINTY

IRELAND AND EUROPE MUST PREPARE FOR A NEW ERA
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Welcome to the MacGill Summer School

The MacGill Summer School has been in existence for thirty-seven 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 in Donegal, the plight of migrant workers in Britain and the horrors of the Great War in which he fought as a soldier of the London Irish Rifles.  His books are still being published.

The principal contribution of the School has been in the area of public policy – ranging across economic policy, social policy and political and public service reform.  The debates do not attempt to achieve consensus around stated positions but rather to stimulate interest in ideas and proposals and to provide a basis for action by leadership groups and individuals. The impact is not limited to participants in the School.

 

General Information

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

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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…

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Cultural Events

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

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History & Achievements

The school has grown from very modest beginnings to being one of the most important fora in Ireland for the analysis of topics of national and international interest. It has consistently been a source of innovative and fresh thinking on a range of social, economic and political ideas.

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Publications

An edited version of the MacGill proceedings was published every year up to 2011. And since then, the papers have been available in the archive section of this website. They are a significant source for postgraduate students in particular.

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Papers Delivered at MacGill Summer School

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Speakers 2017

An overview of the speakers at the 2017 MacGill Summer School.
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Video Archive

Donegal County Council has partnered with MacGill Summer School to record and broadcast the proceedings live as internet webcasts and is making available in a video archive of all speakers since 2009.
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GLOBAL TURBULENCE AND UNCERTAINTY

IRELAND AND EUROPE MUST PREPARE FOR A NEW ERA

Webcasts Sunday 16th – Friday 21st July 2017

Webcasts of each session from the MacGill Summer School 2017 can be accessed through the Donegal County Council website.

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