MacGill Summer School announce details of this years event

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The annual MacGill Summer School has announced its theme for this years event.

The renowned event which takes place in Glenties every year will begin on Sunday July 19th until Friday July 24th this year.

The theme for MacGill Summer School this year will be ' 2016 - Ireland at the Crossroads'.

The event, now in its 35th year, will see many high-profile figures descend on the village of Glenties to debate and discuss various topics.

Director Joe Mulholland has confirmed US Ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley will open the event this summer.

Among the topics on the agenda this year will be the upcoming General Election, the crisis in the Eurozone and prospects for reform of governance in Ireland.

Climate change and the promised referendum in the United Kingdom on its future place in the European Union will also feature on the agenda.