This year, as Ireland and Finland celebrate 60 years since diplomatic relations were established in 1962, the Embassy of Finland in Ireland is pleased to support Glencree’s peace walk. Peace is one of the themes of this year’s celebrations given that both countries have strived for peace at home and employed joint peacekeeping missions for global peace.
Ambassador of Finland to Ireland H.E. Ms. Raili Lahnalampi speaking in support of the Glencree Peace Walk.
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If you don't get a chance to fundraise in advance of the walk, we ask for a minimum donation of €25 (individual)/€60 (family - 2 adults, 2 children) on the day which will include a fun-filled barbecue with our compliments.
9km looped walk from Glencree to Knocknagun, approx 3 hours to complete. Moderate to Strenuous
Following the success of last years walk, we're taking the same looped route from Glencree up to Knocknagun. The route starts by road before turning onto a forest track, which in turn leads to a steeper track past the quarry at Old Boleys (the source of much of the stone for the Glencree Barracks and Military Road) that can be muddy and slippery at times. With stunning panoramic views along the way, our walk culminates at the large rock formation at Knocknagun – the highest point of the route - before looping back to Glencree where you will be rewarded for your efforts with a hearty barbecue.
As well as sturdy walking boots, depending on the weather a sun hat, sunscreen and insect repellent or suitable rain wear is advised.
The money you raise will help us continue our vital peacebuilding work with individuals and communities impacted by conflict. This includes our work with:
The 6th Annual Glencree Peace Walk is supported by the Embassy of Finland in Ireland.
Ambassador of Finland to Ireland, H.E. Raili Lahnalampi launched the 6th Annual Glencree Peace Walk on Sunday 18th September. This year’s peace walk marked the celebration of 60 years since diplomatic relations were established between Ireland and Finland in 1962. It also marks UN International Peace Day (21 September), which calls for 24-hours of non-violence and ceasefire. Also speaking at the launch were: Brigadier General Rossa Mulcahy, Assistant Chief of Staff, Irish Defence Forces, Naoimh McNamee, CEO, Glencree, and Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Ireland, H.E. Paul Johnston.