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 different perspective to the normal […]
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 Youth Choir and a 32-county children’s […]
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 Centre for Peace and […]
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 warmth and chatting with each other.
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 his main memory of the Republic when he was growing up was of smuggled goods, […]
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 moving ecumenical service was led by […]
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 of Ireland.
The opening talk will […]
‘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 Newry in August, has defined […]
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 shared their experience and often […]
The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation launched its publication ‘Deepening Reconciliation: Reflections on Glencree Peacebuilding’ in Belfast to celebrate its 40th anniversary and underline its continued commitment to peacebuilding in Ireland and around the world.