Glencree Reconciliation Centre

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Glencree Reconciliation Centre 2017-05-08T07:49:18+00:00

Project Description

Glencree barracks was built in 1806 by the British Army and was one of four barracks built along the Military Road built also by the Army to hunt down United Irishmen guerrillas following the Rebellion of 1798. In 1858 the building was converted to a reformatory school and was in use until 1940. During  the First  World  War  the building housed German prisoners of  war  and  later  during the Second World  War housed German Air Force  pilots  shot  down  over Ireland.  The German War Cemetery is located nearby and contains the graves of Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine personnel. The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation opened in 1975 in order to foster better relations between the two c ommunities in Northern Ireland but has grown to include conflict resolution across the globe.

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