On Sunday 24th September the inaugural Glencree Peace Walk will take place to coincide with International Day of Peace. A group of friends of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation will be walking from Glencullen to Glencree to raise much needed funds to support our peacebuilding work and to highlight the need for alternatives to violence to resolve conflict. The walk will take place between 12pm and 5 pm.
The walk will consist of a 10km stretch of the well-marked Wicklow Way from Glencullen to Glencree, shortened by a bus transfer at the end to the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.
Walkers will gather at the Boranaraltry Bridge 3km west of Glencullen village off the R116. After the walk, there will be refreshments at the Glencree Centre, and a bus transfer back to Glencullen.
You can support this initiative in three ways.
Volunteer to walk. Please sign up by emailing email@example.com. The Glencree Peace Walk (https://www.facebook.com/GlencreePeaceWalk/) facebook page will also signpost you to the everydayhero.ie charity fundraising website where you can set up a fundraising page. You can search for Glencree or click here: https://nfp.everydayhero.com/ie/glencree-centre-for-peace-and-reconciliation. This is the easiest method to secure donations to support your Glencree Peace Walk efforts. Please see the attached document in relation to setting up your own fundraising page.
Encourage friends and family to also volunteer to walk and raise funds.
You can donate to people you know who are doing the Glencree Peace Walk through the https://nfp.everydayhero.com/ie/glencree-centre-for-peace-and-reconciliation charity fundraising website.
We would like people who are volunteering to walk to aim to reach a fund-raising target of €200 each (or as much as you can). Everything donated, apart from a small amount to cover the Peace Walk's running expenses, will go directly to support the work of the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.
Why support Glencree:
Glencree is the Republic of Ireland's only peace and reconciliation centre. It is highly regarded internationally for its contribution to bringing the warring sides in Northern Ireland together; its work with those who have been traumatised by conflicts at home and abroad; its work with women, young people, religious groups and refugees. Glencree has also worked throughout its history to share the lessons of the Irish peace process with war-torn countries all over the world, from Israel/Palestine to Colombia, from Sri Lanka to Liberia, from Afghanistan to Haiti.
Glencree funds its work by the following means: an Irish government grant, charitable trusts and donations from the public. At a time when extreme nationalism and insecurity are growing Glencree's contribution to peacebuilding has never been more needed. So please volunteer to walk, encourage others to walk and/or donate to those walking.
For further details, please contact me, Aisling O'Callaghan by return or on 00 353 -2829711.