On Sunday 24th September the inaugural Glencree Peace Walk will take place to coincide with International Day of Peace. A group of friends of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation will be walking from Glencullen to Glencree to raise much needed funds to support our peacebuilding work and to highlight the need for alternatives to violence to resolve conflict.  The walk will take place between 12pm and 5 pm.

The walk will consist of a 10km stretch of the well-marked Wicklow Way from Glencullen to Glencree, shortened by a bus transfer at the end to the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.

Walkers will meet at the Glencree Centre (where there is suitable parking) at 11.30 am and will be bussed to the start of the walk in Glencullen. At the end, a bus will bring them from where they emerge on the Glencree-Enniskerry road back to the Glencree Centre for refreshments.

You can support this initiative in three ways.

We would like people who are volunteering to walk to raise as much as they can, all donations are welcome no matter how large or small as everything donated, apart from a small amount to cover the Peace Walk’s running expenses, will go directly to support the work of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.

Why support Glencree:

Glencree is the Republic of Ireland’s only peace and reconciliation centre. It is highly regarded internationally for its contribution to bringing the warring sides in Northern Ireland together; its work for those who have been traumatised by conflicts at home and abroad; its work with women, young people, religious groups and refugees; and sharing the lessons of the Irish peace process to war-torn countries all over the world, from Israel/Palestine to Colombia, from Sri Lanka to Liberia, from Afghanistan to Haiti.

Glencree funds its work from a declining Irish government grant, charitable trusts and donations from the public. At a time when extreme nationalism and insecurity are growing Glencree’s contribution to peacebuilding has never been more needed. So please volunteer to walk, encourage others to walk and/or donate to those walking.

For further details please contact Aisling O’Callaghan on 01-2829711.