Glencree Building
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President Michael D Higgins
gives opening address at ‘1916 and the
Ethics of Memory’ at Glencree.

Glencree Building

Glencree works with

all those affected by and involved in violent conflict


Glencree reflecting on

40 years of




creates a 'safe space' to allow

difficult conversations to take place


“The contribution that Glencree has made
to reconciliation and the building
of positive relationships, across the island and beyond,
is immense and well recognised.”

- Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland.

Transforming Violent Conflict, Building Peace

About Glencree

About Glencree

Glencree is an Irish peace and reconciliation centre dedicated to transforming violent conflict and building peace.

Our Programmes

Our Programmes

Glencree works to deepen reconciliation on the island of Ireland and also works internationally sharing our lessons and experiences from the Irish Peace Process to help others transform their own violent conflicts.

Our History

Glencree was founded in 1974 at the height of the ‘Troubles’ to provide a ‘safe space’ to build peace on the island of Ireland.

Our Work

Who We Work With

Who We Work With

Glencree has learnt that successful peacebuilding requires engaging in an inclusive process with all those involved in and affected by violent conflict.

Our Approach

Our Approach

Our main approach is dialogue, bringing people together to engage in difficult conversations. Another is learning.

Impact of Our Work

Impact of Our Work

For more than 40 years, Glencree has helped build improbable relationships between those affected by and involved in violent conflict, contributing to reducing violence and building a lasting peace.