5th Annual Glencree Peace Walk
Our sincere thank you to all Peace Walkers who joined us on Sunday 19 September for the 5th Annual Glencree Peace Walk. We thank Minister for European Affairs, Thomas Byrne TD, for officially launching our #Walk4Peace and joining members of the diplomatic corps, supporters who came from far and wide, the Glencree Board and staff in this years walk from the Glencree Centre.
Marking International Day of Peace and in support of our peace and reconciliation work, the 9km peace walk across the Wicklow mountains was one of camaraderie, fun, nature and breath-taking views. Over 70 champions of peace walked together for close to 3 hours before returning to our peace campus for a hearty barbecue, followed by a celebratory cake thoughtfully provided by Ambassador of the Netherlands to Ireland, Adriaan Palm. Our sincere thanks also to the wonderful young quartet who joined us from Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and treated us to an afternoon of traditional Irish music as we relaxed together in the grounds of Glencree. (see video below)
Our Thanks to...
The hugely talented young traditional Irish music quartet including Eoin Max Thomáis (fiddle and harp), Aoife Ní Bhriain (harp and flute), Colm Ó'Briain (bodhrán), and Elena Ó'Céidigh Hayes (uilleann pipes and concertina) who played throughout the afternoon to the delight of the returning Peace Walkers. With sincere thanks to Pat Conlan, Blessington Comhaltas and Ger O'Donnell, Bray Comhaltas for their support and our congratulations to Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (https://comhaltas.ie/) on the celebration of it's 70th anniversary this year.
Every step counts on the path to peace
Every Euro you raise supports our peace and reconciliation work
The Glencree Annual Peace Walk takes place each year in September to coincide with UN International Peace Day which calls for 24-hours of non-violence and ceasefire. As Glencree's only public fundraising event, we ask you to help us raise funds to support our work with:
- 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
Help Us To SPREAD THE WORD
We need your help to let as many people as possible know about our Peace Walk fundraising drive. We can't do it alone.