The 9th McGlinchey Summer School

~ Friday 23rd - Sunday 26th June 2006 ~

''Inishowen At Work – Then and Now"
(Trades, Skills and Traditional Crafts)

All events will be held in St. Bridget's Youth Club, Clonmany (unless otherwise stated).

Friday 23rd June

7.30pm - Opening of 9th McGlinchey Summer School by William McCarter, former Chief Executive Fruit Of The Loom and former Chairman International Fund for Ireland

8.00pm - Patrick Kavanagh Memorial Address - Working and Living in McGlinchey’s Time - Nollaig Mac Congáil, NUI Galway

9.00pm - Opening of Art Exhibition by Philomena O’Boyle, of Tullyarvan Mill, followed by launch of the magazine 'It's Us There Talking About'

10.0pm - Ballads, Traditional and Jazz Music Sessions Local venues.


Saturday 24th June

8.00am McGlinchey Golf Classic (Teams of 4) - Ballyliffin Golf Club (to book, phone 074 76119)

10.00amFrom Poverty to Development - The work of the Congested Districts Board 1891-1923 - Pádraig Ó Baoighill , Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair

11.00am - Cultural Tourism : The Glencolumcille Experience - Liam Ó Cuinneagáin, Cathaoirleach, Údarás na Gaeltachta

2.30pm - Field Trip - Clonmany's built heritage, including Wilson's Forge, Cleagh

5.00pm - Panel Discussion - Local people talk about traditional skills

8. 30pm - Gala Concert Featuring Sean Cannon of world famous group, The Dubliners, along with his son James, supported by local traditional musicians.

9. 30pm - Music and Presentation of Prizes - Ballyliffin Golf Club


Sunday 25th June

11.00am Visit to McGlinchey's Home - Meentiagh Glen, Clonmany

2.00pm Inishowen's Economy : Deprived or Affluent? - Trutz Haase, Social and Economic consultant

2.40pm Inishowen: Derry's Backyard?- Denis Bradley, former Vice Chairman NI Policing Board and Irish News columnist

3.20pmA Stitch In Time? How Clusturing Could Help The Textile And Fashion Industries In The Northwest - Dolores O'Reilly, University Of Ulster

4.00pm Refreshments Break

4.30pm Open Forum : Will Inishowen Work?- Chaired by William McCarter

5.30pm Presentation to McCarter Family to acknowlege their contribution to Inishowen's economy

8.00pm The Big Night - Clonmany Community Centre

Readings from The Last Of The Name by Mary Murphy
Songs by The Loose Canons
Poetry readings by Michael Coady
Music by Bill Coady and friends



Exhibition and Demonstration Centre

Craft and Trade Exhibition

Teresa Downes - Basketmaking

Bernie Doherty – Handknits

Ann Mc Gonigle – Glenowen Tweeds

Marian Mc Nally – Grant – Tweed

Claire Harkin - Crafts

McGlinchey Summer School Art Exhibition
Artists/Photographers whose work will be displayed
Margaret Mc Geehan, Tess White, Marie Mullin, Angela Doherty, Denise Ferran, Brian Ferran, Ros Harvey, Tim Stampton, Melita Denaro, Fiona Mc Gee, Stephen Diggins, Una Millar, David Fahy, Terry Coyle, Pam O’Connell, Tanya Mc Colgan, Gabriel Henry

All events will be held in Clonmany Youth and Community Resource Centre (unless otherwise stated).

For further information:
telephone. 086 1722978 or 087 2849244 or 074 937 6110
For information on local accommodation, please phone 074 937 4933


Biographical Notes

Nollaig Mac Congáil
Born in Derry, educated at St. Columb’s College and the Queen’s University, Belfast, is professor of Irish at N.U.I.Galway. He has written and edited twenty books and numerous articles on Irish Grammar and Donegal Literature, including An Fear Deireannach den tSloinneadh, the Irish language version of The Last of the Name.

Pádraig Ó Baoighill
From Fintown,Co Donegal, is a diocesan priest and chaplain at Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair. Received Ph.D. at University of Ulster for postgraduate studies in education and history. Member of the Executive of Co. Donegal Historical Society.

Liam Ó Cuinneagáin
From Glencolmcille, Co. Donegal runs Oideas Gael which organises summer language and cultural programmes and publishes, the online monthly Irish language magazine . He is also Chairperson of Údaras na Gaeltachta.

Trutz Haase
Is an independent Social and Economic Consultant since 1995. Previously he worked for the NI Economic Research Centre, Combat Poverty and the Education Research Centre at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin.

Denis Bradley
Now living in Derry, is a founder member of the Bogside Community Association and has long been associated with local community organisations. He was Vice Chairman of the first Northern Ireland Policing Board and is Chairman and Chief Executive of Northland Films and Director at the Northlands Centre.

Dolores O'Reilly
A native of Belfast, is Head of the School of International Business at University of Ulster, Magee Campus. She has directed a number of programmes for businesses in the North West, including Corporate Crafts and Inward Entrepreneurs.

Sean Cannon
Sean Cannon is a legend of the Irish folk scene. A member of the legendary Dubliners and one of the most in demand folk musicians in Europe, touring constantly both as a member of the Dubliners and in his own right. For over four decades Sean has been a constant favourite on the live circuit with his passionate and rousing performances and his unequalled reputation as a singer and raconteur. Sean will be acoompanied by his son James, a singer with a deep and passionate voice.

Michael Cody
A writer, photographer, musician from Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary, has won many literary awards for his published prose work and several volumes of poetry Oven Lane, All Souls and One Another (Gallery Press publications). In Spring 2005, he held the Chair in Irish Studies at Villanova University, Pennsylvania. Elected to Aosdána in 1998.

The Loose Cannons
An all female group of singers got together through a weekend Voice Workshop, facilitated by Frankie Armstrong, a voice teacher from Wales. They will sing songs on this year’s theme Work - farming, fishing and factory songs.

Mary Murphy
Is a renowned actor, braoadcaster, who teaches creative writing through the medium of storytelling and poetry in schools in the North West. She has performed one women shows on stage and presented her own show, Murphy’s Law, and participates on the Nine Line programme on BBC Radio Foyle. Involved in the Arts and in Derry’s cultural life for many years.


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