Donegal Diaspora International Conference 2018

8th Jun 2018
Culture & the Importance of Belonging to Place

Donegal Diaspora International Conference 2018

Theme of “Culture and the Importance of Belonging to Place”

Where: Solis Lough Eske, Donegal Town

When: Friday 08th June 2018

Registration from 8.15 a.m.

Conference fee: €20

Donegal County Council is delighted to announce the 2018 International Conference the theme of which is “Culture and the Importance of Belonging to Place”.

This conference will take place on Friday 08th June 2018 in Solis Lough Eske, Donegal Town.  The event will open with registration from 8.15 a.m. and will conclude by 4.00 p.m.

A range of national and international speakers both academic and practitioners will present, discuss and engage on the subject and help us develop a greater understanding and appreciation of this key human need.

The key note speakers include:

Brian Lambkin the founding Director of the Mellon Centre for Migration Studies at the Ulster-American Folk Park, Omagh, Lillis O’ Leary, a Donegal native  and senior lecturer in Irish, Folklore and Celtic Civilisation in the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, NUI Galway, Frank Shovlin Professor of Irish Literature at the University of Liverpool, Dr. Jim Mac Laughlin, author, social scientist and political geographer, Grace Toland also a Donegal native and the current Director of the Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin and  John McColgan City Archivist for Boston.

For further information, download the conference booklet and book your place please visit

The conference fee of €20 includes lunch and refreshments.