6th ANNUAL PEACE WALK - SUNDAY 18 SEPTEMBER 2022
REGISTRATION TO JOIN THE WALK IS NOW CLOSED
Join us at Glencree on Sunday 18 September 2022 for our 6th Annual Peace Walk fundraiser as we mark UN International Peace Day which calls for 24-hours of non-violence and ceasefire, and help us raise funds for our peacebuilding and reconciliation work.
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.
What Can You Do?
Step 1: Register To Walk
Where: Glencree Peace Centre
When: 12 noon on Sunday 18th September
Register to join us on our peace walk
Step 2: Get Started On Your Fundraising
Help us raise funds
Reach out and get the support of your family, friends, work colleagues, book club, football team, walking club, car pool... the possibilities are endless.
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.
You can also purchase a Glencree Peace Walk T-shirt to help with our fundraising. T-shirts are available for sale in advance in the Armoury Cafe as well as on the day.
Want To Do More?
Help us spread the word
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.
Every step counts on the path to peace.
Every Euro you raise helps our vital peacebuilding work.
How We Use Your Support
The money you raise will help us continue our vital peacebuilding work with individuals and communities impacted by conflict. This includes our work with:
- Political and community leaders through dialogue, to repair and build stronger relationships within Northern Ireland, between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and between Ireland and Great Britain
- Victims and survivors impacted by violent conflict in Northern Ireland
- Women who experience social exclusion, isolation and marginalisation & the trauma of political conflict/violence
- Migrants, refugees and members of ethic and faith minority communities
- Students and young adults involved in peacebuilding and peace education on a cross-border, north-south basis
The 6th Annual Glencree Peace Walk is supported by the Embassy of Finland in Ireland.