The life and legacy of Peadar O’Donnell is being remembered in Dungloe this weekend with a series of debates which the organisers say provide an alternative to the McGill Summer School.
Peadar O’Donnell was born in Meenmore in 1893, and died at the age of 93. He was a republican socialist, and an opponent of the treaty who was elected as a Sinn Fein TD for Donegal in 1923 while in prison.
This years theme will be ‘Ireland 2013 – Two Failed States?’ with a series of discussions, and there will be a series of debates on the subject.
The weekend includes a number of national and international speakers, with organiser Michael Mc GiollaEaspaig saying it will provide a different political analysis:
The Paeder O Donnell weekend gets underway in Dungloe at 730pm in the Old Church this evening.