Board Chair, Barbara Walshe speaks about Glencree and its work on RTE Radio 1 on Friday 6th January 2017
The Leap of Faith interview with Barbara Walshe
Our Winter Newsletter is now available. We would like to wish you the very best for 2017.
It was a misty start as participants arrived at Glencree last Monday morning the 5th of December to meet and hear the visiting archbishop in Jerusalem, His Grace the Most Revd. Dr. Suheil Dawani, who […]
Lots of Glencree members turned up on a cold Thursday in November to tea, coffee and delicious scones from the helpful staff at the Armoury cafe in the Bridge Building to hear about Glencree’s work […]
On 13th November I attended my first German Remembrance Day at Glencree. For this son of a German-speaking Czech Jewish father who had lost close relatives in the Nazi concentration camps, it was a particularly […]
Paddy Joe McClean is one of those rare treasures that public life unearths once or twice in a generation and it was with great pleasure that we recently visited him and his wife Annie […]
The news that broke from Havana on 24 August that the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, would soon sign a peace accord with the FARC leader, Timolean Jimenez, was something I had been hoping would […]
Talk to me not about me!
‘Whether it’s climate change, whether it’s peace, whether its governance, women can influence the kind of change that we would like to have. There will be no peace without women’. […]
Glencree’s main event this year on 25th June was ‘a magic day’, a stimulating mix of talk, discussion, music, song and theatre and an emotional rollercoaster at times.
A large tent or marquee in the centre […]
The Annual General Meeting at Glencree which took place on 16th June 2016 gave members, Board, staff and visitors an opportunity to reflect on what Glencree had achieved in 2015 and an opportunity to hear […]
Glencree Annual Report 2015
Today Glencree is delighted to present the 2015 Annual Report. Read about its ground breaking work in 2015 and its strategic priorities for the next ten years.
Our thanks goes to Department of […]
Ambassador Roald Naess and his wife Venke visited Glencree in June. It was their first time in Glencree and they got a grand tour of the Barrack Building, the site and The German Cemetery and […]
This year we are happy to report a Net Income of €71,765 which is our largest profit since 2009.
This result has been achieved by very tight management of resources and demonstrates how Will, Gerry and […]
Invitation to Annual General Meeting
16th June 4.30pm at Glencree.
We will launch our Glencree Annual Report, the first in 10 years.
We are delighted to invite members, friends, neighbours and anyone interested in the work of […]
Following a successful funding award from the Department of Foreign Affairs in Dublin, Women for Election are hosting three one-day INSPIRE Programme training events on the 25 May in Belfast, 26 May in Derry/Londonderry and […]
Last month, our Board member Andy Pollak spent some time volunteering with the British charity Care4Calais. He has written an account of the desolate conditions of the refugee camps and of the international volunteers who work tirelessly and […]
Please listen to the Courageous Women podcast featuring interviews with community leaders in Northern Ireland who have found mutual respect through deep dialogue and critical thinking here at Glencree. Participants discuss current issues stemming from […]
Spring is in the air at long last and here is the latest edition of our Newsletter which I hope you will enjoy reading and find interesting.
– Sue Paterson, Editor
Spring Newsletter 2016
Barbara Walshe, Chair of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation presented Glencree’s work at the annual Conference of the Teresian Association in Avila, Spain recently.
The theme of this year’s conference was Reconciliation, Forgiveness and Mercy. […]
Migration and Ireland
‘Even though I’ve been in Ireland since I was three years old, I don’t know where I belong really’.
This was the voice of a young person born outside the country struggling to find […]
We offer one-day modules for school groups at Glencree to share some of our learning in a range of different areas. These are suitable for Transition Year students but can also be adapted to other […]
‘If our democracies and the European project are to survive they will have to evolve in concert with the idea of diversity. It is an idea that frightens many, but it should not. The alternative—the […]
On January 21st 2016 the premiere screening of the documentary Born and Reared took place at the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow. The film follows the story of four ordinary men, presented as […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
‘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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Eamon Rafter as Learning Co-ordinator and editor of ‘Deepening Reconciliation: Reflections on Glencree Peacebuilding’ was invited to speak at the Hay Festival Kells on the 26th June 2015. Eamon gave an account of the history […]
Glencree the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation launched ‘Deepening Reconciliation’ to celebrate its 40th anniversary, on Wednesday April 29th 2015. The event held in Iveagh House, the headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs and […]