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Peace Proms start 2016 at the Convention Centre

I was at the Convention Centre on 1st January 2016 for ‘the Peace Proms’ and the start of the 2016 celebrations.

The concert, which marked the start of Ireland’s Centenary Programme, included musicians from the Cross Border Orchestra, who were joined by members of the Irish Youth Choir, the Ulster Youth Choir and a 32-county children’s […]

By |January 4th, 2016|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Upcoming Film: Born and Reared

On Thursday, 21st January 2016 the ground breaking feature length documentary Born and Reared will be screened for the first time in Irish theatres at the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow. This event is being hosted by Anne Ferris, Labour TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, in aid of the Glencree Centre for Peace and […]

By |December 10th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Glencree Open Day

Thirty hardy people braved the rain and wind to attend Glencree’s Open Day on the 6th December.

Fortified by mulled wine and mince pies, Kieran and Val led the curious and intrepid explorers on a tour of the Glencree site while the less adventurous preferred to remain indoors savouring the warmth and chatting with each other.

Chair […]

By |December 7th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Friends from Belfast – The Series

Billy Hutchinson – leader of the small left-wing Progressive Unionist Party, North Belfast community worker and former UVF prisoner – opened by joking that he was the result of a mixed marriage between a unionist and a socialist. He said his main memory of the Republic when he was growing up was of smuggled goods, […]

By |December 1st, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

German Remembrance Service at Glencree – November 2015

On Sunday 15th November, German Ambassador to Ireland Mathias Höpfner welcomed a gathering of people, to celebrate twenty five years of German reunification at St Kevin’s Church, Glencree and to commemorate the lives of young German soldiers buried in the nearby German Cemetery.

Led by the powerful Goethe Choir, a moving ecumenical service was led by […]

By |November 16th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Friends from Belfast

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in cooperation with Partners in Catalyst are delighted to announce a series of public talks. The ‘Our Friends from Belfast’ series features leading people from loyalist areas of Belfast speaking every Thursday (1-2 pm) at Dublin’s Liberty Hall on how loyalists see the Republic of Ireland.

The opening talk will […]

By |November 13th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Young Peacebuilders 2015

‘Young Peacebuilders 2015’ recently held a residential event at Glencree. The weekend of the 25-27 September a group of young people aged between 18-24 and explored the principal themes of identity, the legacy of conflict in Ireland, north and south and leadership for peacebuilding. The group, which first met in Newry in August, has defined […]

By |October 8th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Oireachtas Good Friday Implementation Committee

Glencree’s CEO Will Devas made a presentation to the Oireachtas’ Good Friday Implementation Committee in Leinster House on 24th September. The focus of the meeting was legacy issues for victims and their relatives which saw Glencree with a number of other groups from both north and south giving evidence.  Many shared their experience and often […]

By |October 1st, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Book Launch in Belfast

The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation launched its publication ‘Deepening Reconciliation: Reflections on Glencree Peacebuilding’ in Belfast to celebrate its 40th anniversary and underline its continued commitment to peacebuilding in Ireland and around the world.

To purchase, please click here

Press release

By |August 12th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

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

As the centenary of 1916 approaches, The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation hosted an all island event, 1916 and the Ethics of Memory, on Saturday June 27th 2015. The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins delivered the opening address

President Higgins’ Speech ‘1916 and the Ethics of Memory’Read Will Devas’ article […]

By |June 30th, 2015|News, Uncategorized|0 Comments