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22/11/19: As their journey of reconciliation continues, Glencree recently hosted many of the relatives of those who lost their lives in the Birmingham Pub Bombings in 1974. The Relatives spent three days in private dialogues sessions and facilitated meetings, as well as attending public events. These included a reception dinner hosted by President Michael D Higgins at Aras an Uchtarain where the relatives were invited to ring the Peace Bell. Other meetings included with Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney TD; the British Ambassador to Ireland Sir Robin Barnett; the Lord Mayor of Dublin Cllr Paul McAuliffe; and, Former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern. The visiting group also held meetings in Leinster House with members of the Good Friday Implementation Committee. Glencree wishes to thank all those who took part in the events over the three days and in particular to the families who travelled from Birmingham to be with us in the dialogue sessions.


Pictured with President Michael D. Higgins and Barbara Walsh, Chair of Glencree are Relatives of those who lost their lives in the Birmingham Pub Bombings 45 years ago.

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.

More News

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. 

November 27, 2019

Relatives of Birmingham Pub Bombing Victims visit Glencree

November 27, 2019

Dr. Wilhelm Verwoerd makes address at Una O’Higgins O’Malley Lecture

Peacebuilder and ANC member Dr. Wilhlem Verwoerd explored the dynamics of betrayal when former enemies reach out across political divides at our second Una O’Higgins O’Malley Memorial Lecture in Dublin.
January 10, 2020

Glencree presents to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Defence

Team outlines the work of Glencree and our ambitions for the future.