Donegal County Council will once again be webcasting proceedings from the MacGill Summer School live via the Council’s website. This is the third year that the Council has webcasted this event live from Glenties and is proving to be very popular especially with the Donegal and Irish diaspora. Speaking earlier this week Daragh McDonough, GIS Manager with Donegal County Council said “by webcasting this major event live, we are providing a worldwide audience for the MacGill Summer School which sees contributions from a variety of well known and renowned speakers in Ireland today.
With the MacGill Summer School, Glenties becomes the centre of political and economic national debate for the week and therefore is a very important event not only for Donegal but for the country as a whole. The MacGill Summer School kicks off on Sunday 22 July with an address from H.E. Mme Emmanuelle d’Achon, Ambassador of France to Ireland followed by the 12th Annual John Hume Lecture to be delivered by An Tanaiste, Eamon Gilmore TD. Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade.
The programme of lectures will continue for a full week including a keynote address by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Reforming and Rebuilding our State.
Social media will also play a key role in enabling the online audience to engage in the debates and discussions at this year’s event. Audiences can have their say, ask questions and engage via Twitter and Facebook says Daragh McDonough. To access this live webcast log into http://www.donegalcoco.public-i.tv/core/ or follow the MacGill links on www.donegalcoco.ie homepage