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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. Higgins delivered the opening address

President Higgins’ Speech ‘1916 and the Ethics of Memory’Read Will Devas’ article in the Irish TimesWicklow Voice: President Higgins to address Glencree Centre for Peace and ReconciliationEl Correo Article Listen to Spirit Radio Podcast ‘1916 and the Ethics of Memory’ Listen to BBC Radio Ulster Sunday Sequence [separator style_type=”none” top_margin=”” bottom_margin=”” sep_color=”” icon=”” width=”” class=”” id=””]

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Recent Events

November 27, 2019
Ambassador Dialogue Briefing Series
10/9/19: Attended by 27 EU Ambassadors, the latest in Glencree's Ambassador Dialogue Series focused on the impact of Brexit on British-Irish relations and in particular a possible hard border across the island with submissions from Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Former First Minister Peter Robinson.
July 17, 2019
Glencree Annual Summer Event: Common Good Common Ground
22/6/19: Glencree's 2019 Annual Summer Event centered on the theme of ‘Common Good, Common Ground’ in which the issues and concerns of people from across the island of Ireland were examined.
May 21, 2019
Celebration of Peace during Royal Visit to Glencree
20/5/10: HRH Prince Charles returned to Glencree to unveil a commemorative poem engraving with His Excellency President of Ireland Michael D. Higgins. Leaders from cultural, educational, political and business sectors also marked this special event.

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April 2, 2020
Joint Academic Journal
2/4/20: A total of 25 Abstracts have been accepted for the Joint Academic Journal to be published by Glencree, under the Peace IV Programme, in collaboration with the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway. The Journal will be launched at an Academic Conference in November.
March 26, 2020
Covid-19/Coronavirus Advisory
24/3/20: Updates and arrangements following the advice of the Irish Government regarding the evolving Covid-19/Coronavirus situation.
March 18, 2020
ABC Radio Interview with Barbara Walshe
16/6/20: Glencree Chair, Barbara Walshe talks about Glencree’s work and the prospect of Irish unification in an interview with well-known Australian radio host Phillip Adams on ABC Late Night Live.
February 20, 2020
Reception for Permanent Representatives of UN Member States
20/2/20: Glencree team attend reception hosted by President Michael D. Higgins, Patron of Glencree, for the Permanent Representatives of UN Member States
February 20, 2020
Assistant Programme Manager, Community & Political Dialogue Programme
20/2/20: If you are committed to working through the challenges arising from our violent past, are highly organised and efficient with the personal skills to work on a project that touches on some of the most contentious issues that remain in building sustainable peace, we would like to hear from you.
February 7, 2020
Community & Political Dialogue Team Administrator (Full-time)
7/2/20: We are seeking a dynamic, energetic and positive person to join our administrative team. You will work within a team designed create and manage dialogue opportunities between political, government official and diplomatic actors from across the island of Ireland, Great Britain and the EU. 

June 30, 2015

President Michael D Higgins gives opening address at ‘1916 and the Ethics of Memory’ at Glencree

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. Higgins delivered the opening address President Higgins’ Speech ‘1916 and the Ethics of Memory’Read Will […]
June 30, 2015

Hay Festival Kells

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 of Glencree, the context and challenges of our work and the need to continue this […]