Chris McGimpsey to deliver Isaac Butt Lecture

This year’s annual Isaac Butt Memorial Service and Lecture will take place on Sunday week next, May 20th in Stranorlar, beginning with a service at 7pm in Stranorlar Church of Ireland, followed by the laying of a wreath on Butt’s grave in the adjoining churchyard.

This year’s annual Isaac Butt Memorial Service and Lecture will take place on Sunday week next, May 20th in Stranorlar, beginning with a service at 7pm in Stranorlar Church of Ireland, followed by the laying of a wreath on Butt’s grave in the adjoining churchyard.

The lecture will begin at 8pm in the Henderson Hall opposite the church, and is given this year by Dr. Chris McGimpsey from Belfast.

Like Butt, he is interested in politics, journalism and law. He is a member of the Ulster Unionist Party and was a Belfast City Councillor for 12 years. He also served on his party’s delegation to constitutional talks on Northern Ireland.

He has written articles on Irish politics for The Guardian newspaper, and challenged the Anglo-Irish Agreement in the Irish High Court.

He is an acknowledged expert on the work of Isaac Butt, having obtained a Ph.D. in 19th Century Irish history from the University of Edinburgh.

All are welcome to attend either the service or the lecture, or both.

If you have a story or want to send a photo or video to us please contact the Donegal Live editorial team any time. To contact Donegal Democrat and Donegal People's Press, email editorial@donegaldemocrat.ie To contact Donegal Post, email editor@donegalpost.com To contact Inish Times, email editor@inishtimes.com.

More News

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.