Thursday 26th September at Magee at 7pm. Drinks reception at 6.30 p.m.

A Life Stories Event with Professor Paul Moore

A Life Stories Event with Professor Paul Moore

Thursday 26th September at Magee at 7pm. Drinks reception at 6.30 p.m.

Donegal County Council in collaboration with Ulster University at Magee presents an informal evening with the 2019 Tip O’ Neill Award Recipients.

Frank McGuinness

A native of Buncrana, author and playwright Frank McGuinness is best known for his plays including The Factory Girls, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Someone Who'll Watch Over Me and Dolly West's Kitchen.  He is celebrated as one of Ireland’s greatest living writers.

Pat Doherty

Employing over 500 staff across the local community and generating over €100M in revenue in Donegal over the last 10 years, Pat Doherty “The Donegal Man” has never forgotten his roots returning to Buncrana regularly.

Patrick C. Dunican Jr

Patrick C. Dunican Jr is Chairman and Managing Director at Gibbons Law Firm, based in Newark, New Jersey.  He is recognised not only as a leader in the legal industry but also as a community leader in the United States.  Mr. Dunican’s four grandparents emigrated to the United States from Counties Donegal, Sligo, Offaly and Mayo.

Daniel J. Hilferty

Daniel J. Hilferty is Chief Executive Officer of Independence Health Group, parent of Independence Blue Cross, one of the leading health insurers in the US. Since becoming CEO in 2010, the company has tripled in size, expanding through its affiliates to 25 states and the District of Columbia, and serving nearly 8 million people across the US.  Mr. Hilferty has direct family ties to Termon, County Donegal.


This event is free but booking is essential on the Local Enterprise Office website at


The Great Hall,
Ulster University,
Magee Campus,
Northland Rd,
BT48 7JL,


Event will commence with a drinks reception at 6.30 p.m. to begin at 7.00 p.m. sharp.

  Book Your Tickets


Ulster University
Northland Road
County Londonderry
BT48 7JL

T: 028 7012 3456

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