Patrick MacGill

Patrick MacGill, known as ‘the Navvy Poet’ was born in Donegal in 1889. During the First World War he served with the London Irish Rifles and was wounded at Loos in 1915. His novel The Great Push was written as result of his wartime experiences. He emigrated to America with his wife and daughters in 1930 and died in Florida in1963. The annual Patrick MacGill Summer School was founded in