Supporting conflict resolution across four continents and five decades

The Glencree Centre for Peace & Reconciliation works with individuals and groups to transform conflict, promote reconciliation, encourage healthy relationships and build sustainable peace.

We are an Irish-based, independent, non-governmental organisation. Founded in 1974 in response to the conflict in Northern Ireland, Glencree played an important role in the Irish Peace Process, bringing together those in conflict for confidential dialogue and helping to build relationships across divides. As well as our ongoing work on the island of Ireland, our perspective and expertise has been shared in more than ten conflict and post-conflict countries around the globe.

Our Vision is for Everyone to Live in Peace

We believe in a world where human rights are protected; where diversity is cherished; where all can live with dignity and respect in inclusive and equitable societies; free from violence or exclusion; where conflict is transformed peacefully.

Our Mission is to become a leading Global Peace Centre so that we can bring more people together to develop solutions for sustainable peace

Because the demand for our work continues to grow, we are engaged in developing our campus into a Global Peace Centre. Our new campus will allow for greater collaboration with governments, diplomats, academics and members of the local and international peace building community. It will become a hub for discussion, reflection and education, to share learnings and promote non-adversarial methods of transforming conflict. It will also be a place to welcome visitors, with space for artistic and cultural exhibitions, where our rich heritage and the beauty of our natural surroundings can be shared.

Podcast 1: Introduction to Glencree

From the Good Friday Agreement to Brexit; women in peacebuilding to conflict facing the younger generation; a more inclusive Ireland for migrant communities to sharing experiences with the international peacebuilding community. Join Barbara Walshe, Chair of Glencree; Naoimh McNamee, CEO; and Community & Political Dialogue Manger, Pat Hynes.

Our Values


We encourage the participation of all stakeholders involved in a conflict, voluntarily and without pressure, regardless of their views or past behavior.


We believe that every human being deserves to be treated with equal respect, to have their dignity and human rights upheld.


We act as independent, impartial facilitators. We do not take sides or promote solutions but aid stakeholders in finding their own sustainable solutions to conflict.


We promote fairness and social inclusion in order to gain a greater understanding of the complex cause and effect of all forms of conflict.

Gender Sensitive

We raise awareness of, and address, the gendered aspects of conflict and inequality.

Informed Consent

We believe that everyone who participates in our programmes has the right to full disclosure, to take part voluntarily and to withdraw at any time, for any reason.

How We Work

Step by step, we help transform violent conflict, heal broken relationships and overcome social exclusion

Dialogue, mediation, negotiation and peace education are our tools.

Find out more about Our Team, Governance and History