Thomas D’Arcy McGee was born in Carlingford, Co. Louth, Ireland on April 13th 1825 and at seventeen he emigrated to the United States. He returned to Ireland as a successful nationalist, journalist and enthusiastically supported the 1848 Young Ireland rebellion. He escaped to Philadelphia as ‘a traitor to the British Government’. Over the following years McGee moved to Canada and to the right of the political spectrum. He became one of the founding fathers of the Canadian Confederation, but was assassinated on April 7th 1868.
The inaugural Thomas D’Arcy McGee International Summer School will take place in Carlingford, 20-22 August.
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