reland098On Saturday 27 June the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation hosted an all-island event, 1916 and the ethics of memory. President Michael D. Higgins delivered the opening address. The purpose of the event, moderated by broadcaster and journalist Olivia O’Leary, was to discuss the most appropriate manner of commemorating the year 1916, which saw both the Easter Rising and the Battle of the Somme. Participants included politicians, peacebuilders, community representatives, academics and the diplomatic service and include those involved in and affected by the Troubles. In the afternoon, invited guests will participated in workshops to explore topics such as women and 1916, forgotten voices and inclusive commemoration, political violence, and the role of religion. 

Read President Higgins’ address and learn more about the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.

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