37th annual MacGill Summer School gets underway in Glenties tonight

A number of timely themes dominate this year’s annual MacGill Summer School and Arts Week which gets underway in Glenties this evening.

Now in its 37th year, the week’s events focus on global turbulence and uncertainty across the globe and also looks at how Ireland and the EU must prepare for a new era post Brexit.

The event will be officially opened tonight at 8pm and will be followed by the 17th annual John Hume Lecture, which this year will be delivered by Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney.

A number of topics will be discussed at open forums throughout the week including the challenges Ireland faces both internally and from abroad.

Director of MacGill Summer School, Dr Joe Mulholland explains what we can expect from this year’s event: