The 5th McGlinchey Summer School
5th - 7th July 2002
Ultan Cowley is the author of The Men Who Built Britain which was published last year to wide acclaim. He gave a talk at 2001 Summer School.
Paddy Doherty, a Buncrana man now living in Stranorlar, Co. Donegal is an engineer with Donegal Co. Council. His late father William J. was assistant county surveyor for the area during the Emergency.
Richard Doherty, Derryman, writer and broadcaster, has published numerous articles and books on Irish military history, including the recently published Irishmen in Second World War.
Seamus Heaney, one of the leading poets of his generation, born in Co. Derry, educated in St. Columb's College, Derry and Queens University, Belfast. In 1995 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Myrtle Hill. B.A. Ph.D. Director of the Centre for Women's Studies, Queens University, Belfast has lectured and published widely on social, religious and women's history.
Pat Mc Nally is a Wexford man who served in the Customs in Bridgend from 1958-1963 and from 1973-1993 when he retired.
Eunan O'Halpin, Ph.D is Professor of Contemporary Irish History at Trinity College Dublin. He is interested in 20th Century Irish political history and has published widely in these areas.
Col. Brian O' Reilly has long associations with Inishowen and Donegal. Has served with the United Nations Peace Keeping Missions abroad. He is currently Aide De Camp to President Mary Mc Aleese.
Paddy Ryan edits the staff magazine at Revenue HQ. and is interested in the history and folklore of the Customs Service.
Tommy Sands, Co. Down,
singer, songwriter and social activist has performed to great acclaim
all around the world and his songs have been recorded by folksingers
in Ireland and America.