Webcasts of each session from the MacGill Summer School 2016 can be accessed through the Donegal County Council website www.donegalcoco.ie Click on the Quick Link button for the MacGill Webcasting on the left hand side of the home page.
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 in Donegal, the plight of migrant workers in Britain and the horrors of the Great […]
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 of the literary critics in Britain. It was at the end of the first decade […]