Saturday, January 22, 2011

Peace In Glencree

On our recent New Year's tour around the Sally Gap and Glencree we stopped off at the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation overlooking the beautiful and spectacular Glencree Valley. 

On the site of Glencree Barracks, built in 1806 to keep the Military Road through the mountains free from rebels, and later, in the 1850's, it was reopened as St Kevin's Reformatory for young boys, Glencree, today,  is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that is devoted to peacebuilding and reconciliation in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Great Britain, and beyond.

Founded in 1974 as a response to the conflict in Ireland and to further non-violent solutions to encourage reconciliation within and between communities, Glencree works towards understanding complex relationships, as well as cultivating new ones, between all people from all parts of society.

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