The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that is devoted to peacebuilding and reconciliation in Ireland, North and South, Britain and beyond.
The programme work builds peace and fosters reconciliation by facilitating dialogues, creating peace education resources, and much more.
The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation was founded in 1974 as a response to violent conflict in Ireland, and in light of a conviction that non-violent solutions must be pursued to encourage reconciliation within and between communities.
The core mission of Glencree is to:
- Provide services and facilities, which are expressly devoted to the building of peace and reconciliation within communities in both parts of Ireland, in Britain and beyond.
- Offer programmes and space to help deal with conflict in a democratic society.
- Enhance understanding of the complex relationships on these islands and to facilitate the further development of pluralism in Ireland.
- Contribute to the formation of new relationships and trust building within and between these islands leading to the consolidation of peace.