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Glencree Centre For Peace And Reconciliation Announces “Glencree in History” Video Series.

The series will be useful to anyone who is interested in traversing 12,000 years of history in Glencree and Wicklow.

The Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation announced today the release of its “Glencree in History” video series. This specially commissioned series will take viewers on a journey of Glencree through time, from the Ice Age right down to today’s world-renowned peace centre.

“Glencree in History” is a five-part video series of interviews with local historian Frank Tracy. Frank delves into the rich history of Glencree, dating back 10,000 years BC to the end of the last Ice Age, and the area’s origins as Gleann-Crioch [the shaking bog]. Frank then takes us on a journey through the key events from famine times, and war, then the aftermath of World War II, and right up to today's more peaceful times. Frank introduces us to the many dramatic characters who played their part in these stories, right up to more modern times (1974) when Glencree was founded in response to the conflict in Northern Ireland and today as the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation.

Each day over the coming week, a new chapter will be released on Glencree’s social media channels (@GlencreeCentre), and will also be accessible on: https://glencree.ie/resources/glencree-in-history/. The series will work as a useful resource for students and anyone who is interested in accessibly traversing 12,000 years of history in Glencree and Wicklow, meeting the area’s intriguing historical figures, and coming right up to the present day as the home of peace and reconciliation.

“Glencree in History” is told over 5 chapters, (approximately 10 minutes each):

  • Chapter 1: The Glencree Valley
  • Chapter 2: The Building of the Glencree Barracks & Military Road
  • Chapter 3: The Years of St. Kevin’s Reformatory School
  • Chapter 4: Post World War II Operation Shamrock
  • Chapter 5: The German Military Cemetery at Glencree

“Glencree in History” is available now to watch on: https://glencree.ie/resources/glencree-in-history/.ie, and on their social media channels, beginning with Chapter 1: The Glencree Valley.

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