THE Canadian Ambassador Loyola Hearn was present to launch the Thomas D’Arcy McGee Summer School in Taaffe’s Castle Carlingford recently.
On the day His Excellency was welcomed by the children of St Michaels National School, who formed a guard of honour and waved Canadian flags in welcome.
Thomas D’Arcy McGee, was born in Dundalk Street Carlingford on the 13th April 1825 and emigrated to the U.S.A when he was 17.He eventually moved to Canada and became one of Canada’s founding fathers.
The Summer School, will be held from August 20th to the 22nd . It will focus on the legacy of Thomas D’Arcy McGee, an Irish born historical figure that supported the development of the Canadian Nation.
The Summer School will be organised by the Atlantic Academy of the Arts (part of the DKIT campus). This Summer school will offer a themed series of lectures, field trips, and relevant activities all delivered by the leading authorities on the life of Mr. Thomas D’Arcy McGee.
The Summer School may also include festival activities and a traditional Irish music event. For more information about the upcoming Summer School and The Atlantic Academy of the Arts please visit their dedicated website. www.atlanticacademy.ie.