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Glencree the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation launched ‘Deepening Reconciliation’ to celebrate its 40th anniversary, on Wednesday April 29th 2015. The event held in Iveagh House, the headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was hosted by Jimmy Deenihan, TD Minister of State with specific responsibility for the Diaspora.

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April 12, 2015

Glencree launch Deepening Reconciliation to celebrate its 40th anniversary

Glencree the Centre for Peace and Reconciliation launched ‘Deepening Reconciliation’ to celebrate its 40th anniversary, on Wednesday April 29th 2015. The event held in Iveagh House, the headquarters of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade was hosted by Jimmy Deenihan, TD Minister of State with specific responsibility for the […]
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 […]
October 1, 2015

Oireachtas Good Friday Implementation Committee

Glencree’s CEO Will Devas made a presentation to the Oireachtas’ Good Friday Implementation Committee in Leinster House on 24th September. The focus of the meeting was legacy issues for victims and their relatives which saw Glencree with a number of other groups from both north and south giving evidence.  Many […]
October 8, 2015

Young Peacebuilders 2015

‘Young Peacebuilders 2015’ recently held a residential event at Glencree. The weekend of the 25-27 September a group of young people aged between 18-24 and explored the principal themes of identity, the legacy of conflict in Ireland, north and south and leadership for peacebuilding. The group, which first met in […]
November 13, 2015

Our Friends from Belfast

Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation in cooperation with Partners in Catalyst are delighted to announce a series of public talks. The ‘Our Friends from Belfast’ series features leading people from loyalist areas of Belfast speaking every Thursday (1-2 pm) at Dublin’s Liberty Hall on how loyalists see the Republic […]
November 16, 2015

German Remembrance Service at Glencree – November 2015

On Sunday 15th November, German Ambassador to Ireland Mathias Höpfner welcomed a gathering of people, to celebrate twenty five years of German reunification at St Kevin’s Church, Glencree and to commemorate the lives of young German soldiers buried in the nearby German Cemetery. Led by the powerful Goethe Choir, a […]
December 1, 2015

Our Friends from Belfast – The Series

[title size=”1″ content_align=”left” style_type=”single” sep_color=”” class=”” id=””]Billy Hutchinson 19 November 2015[/title]Billy Hutchinson – leader of the small left-wing Progressive Unionist Party, North Belfast community worker and former UVF prisoner – opened by joking that he was the result of a mixed marriage between a unionist and a socialist. He said […]
December 7, 2015

Glencree Open Day

Thirty hardy people braved the rain and wind to attend Glencree’s Open Day on the 6th December. Fortified by mulled wine and mince pies, Kieran and Val led the curious and intrepid explorers on a tour of the Glencree site while the less adventurous preferred to remain indoors savouring the […]
December 10, 2015

Upcoming Film: Born and Reared

On Thursday, 21st January 2016 the ground breaking feature length documentary Born and Reared will be screened for the first time in Irish theatres at the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow. This event is being hosted by Anne Ferris, Labour TD for Wicklow/East Carlow, in aid of the Glencree […]
January 4, 2016

Peace Proms start 2016 at the Convention Centre

I was at the Convention Centre on 1st January 2016 for ‘the Peace Proms’ and the start of the 2016 celebrations. The concert, which marked the start of Ireland’s Centenary Programme, included musicians from the Cross Border Orchestra, who were joined by members of the Irish Youth Choir, the Ulster […]
January 22, 2016

Born and Reared

On January 21st 2016 the premiere screening of the documentary Born and Reared took place at the Mermaid Arts Centre in Bray, Co. Wicklow. The film follows the story of four ordinary men, presented as a series of moving portraits, in post conflict Northern Ireland, telling their stories from a […]
February 25, 2016

ONE~resolve Mediators’ First Thursday Event 3 March

‘If our democracies and the European project are to survive they will have to evolve in concert with the idea of diversity. It is an idea that frightens many, but it should not. The alternative—the failure of diversity—is the real threat, since it will spawn divided communities, alienation, insecurity.’ – […]