Board Chair, Barbara Walshe speaks about Glencree and its work on RTE Radio 1 on Friday 6th January 2017
It was a misty start as participants arrived at Glencree last Monday morning the 5th of December to meet and hear the visiting archbishop in Jerusalem, His Grace the Most Revd. Dr. Suheil Dawani, who was in Ireland at the Invitation of our own archbishop of Dublin the Most Revd. Dr. Michael Jackson. Those in […]
Lots of Glencree members turned up on a cold Thursday in November to tea, coffee and delicious scones from the helpful staff at the Armoury cafe in the Bridge Building to hear about Glencree’s work and plans for the future. Some had been members since 1974 while others had joined more recently. Chair of the […]
On 13th November I attended my first German Remembrance Day at Glencree. For this son of a German-speaking Czech Jewish father who had lost close relatives in the Nazi concentration camps, it was a particularly affecting experience. The wondrous voices of the Goethe Choir singing Bach and Bruckner; the shining, innocent faces of the children […]
Paddy Joe McClean is one of those rare treasures that public life unearths once or twice in a generation and it was with great pleasure that we recently visited him and his wife Annie on the main street in Beragh, outside Omagh. Despite the devastating loss of their son Eamon earlier this year, we […]
The news that broke from Havana on 24 August that the Colombian president, Juan Manuel Santos, would soon sign a peace accord with the FARC leader, Timolean Jimenez, was something I had been hoping would happen having followed the progress of the peace talks over four years. It reminded me of that day of joy […]
Talk to me not about me!
‘Whether it’s climate change, whether it’s peace, whether its governance, women can influence the kind of change that we would like to have. There will be no peace without women’. Irene Santiago, one of 1000 women nominated as a group for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005 opened #womenseriously in […]
Glencree’s main event this year on 25th June was ‘a magic day’, a stimulating mix of talk, discussion, music, song and theatre and an emotional rollercoaster at times.
A large tent or marquee in the centre of Glencree was a hive of activity from early morning as the mini buses puffed up and down from Enniskerry […]
The Annual General Meeting at Glencree which took place on 16th June 2016 gave members, Board, staff and visitors an opportunity to reflect on what Glencree had achieved in 2015 and an opportunity to hear emerging priorities for the next ten years. The first Annual report in 10 years was launched and a record of […]