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The 7th McGlinchey Summer School
Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th June 2004
' Big Nights and Bygone Days '

Charles McGlinchey is our foremost source of local history. A weaver by trade, he was born in Meentiagh Glen in the parish of Clonmany in 1861 and lived most of his long life in his native place.

Patrick Kavanagh, principal of Gaddyduff National School, Clonmany, who had spent his childhood as McGlinchey’s neighbour, realised the importance of what he had to say and chronicled his recollections over many years. 

Brian Friel, the playwright, subsequently edited the manuscript. Since it was published in 1986, The Last of the Name has become a classic. It is also available in French as Le Dernier du Nom. Last year an Irish edition of McGlinchey’s story, An Fear Deireanach den tSloinneadh (Arlen House), was launched. 

Charles McGlinchey was the direct inspiration of our Summer School set up in 1998 to explore the history and traditions of Inishowen and the North West. By this means we hoped to generate a greater awareness of our rich heritage and pass on the spirit of historical discovery to a new generation. 

Michael Ó Súilleabháin, Professor of Music at the University of Limerick, will open the seventh annual McGlinchey Summer School.  This years's theme is entitled 'Big Nights and Bygone Days', which will explore the tradition of song and music in the town and peninsula through a programme of concerts, field trips, exhibitions and many other events.

Opening Lecture (including Concert and refreshments) €10;  Ceili €10; Big Night Reminiscences €10;  Individual talks €2; Workshops €5;  Saturday Evening Concert €10; Entry to all exhibitions is free

Full Schedule

Press Release 

Golf Classic

Exhibition Centre

Featuring the Northern Fiddler from the Irish Traditional Music Archives, 
Paul Doyle’s instrument making display, 
Ephemera and photographs from the days of the Clonmany Ceili Band.
Photographic collection featuring the Inishowen Singers
Music shop with recordings of featured artists and the best in Irish traditional music

Art Exhibition

Artists whose work will be displayed include
Sean Fingleton, Colette Heron, Josephine Kelly, Marty Kelly, Sharon McDaid, John Quigley, Martin Toland, Fionnuala Walsh and others

For further information, please phone 086 1722978 or email mcglincheyschool@eircom.net Or visit our website at http://www.clonmany.com/mcglinchey. 

For information about accommodation please contact Inishowen Tourism on 07493   74933/74934.


  Charles McGlinchey
  Patrick Kavanagh
  School Manuscripts
  'Last Of The Name'
  Summer School Newsletter

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