Events for Remembrance Day 2018

Red poppy field

Red poppies on green grass in the garden on a bright sunny day, © colourbox.com


To mark Remembrance Day 2018, we are organizing a high-level conference on “Lessons for a peaceful Europe: 100 years after World War I” on 17.11. in Dublin. On 18.11., we are organizing the traditional commemorations in Glencree, including a panel discussion, the ecumenical service & wreath-laying.

High-level conference “Lessons for a peaceful Europe 100 years after World War I”
Saturday, 17 November 2018


The goal of this high-level conference is to put the commemorations of the end of World War I into the current political context. We aim to discuss how difficult the path towards peace and reconciliation in Europe has been and what we may have learned with a view on current challenges facing the European Union.

The conference is supported by the Federal Foreign Office in Berlin and several partners, amongst them the Glencree Centre for Peace and Reconciliation, the Centre for War Studies of the UCD, the Lutheran Church of Ireland and the Goethe Institute.

We will have speakers from science, politics and civil society; two keynote speakers being Dr. Wieland-Karimi, Director of the Center for International Peace Operations in Berlin, and Noelle O Connell, Managing Director of the European Movement Ireland.

Circle Discussion, Ecumenical Service and a Wreath-laying-ceremony in Glencree, 18 November 2018

German Remembrance Day commemorates victims of war and violence. The annual commemorations are accompanied by an ecumenical service and a wreath-laying-ceremony in Glencree.

In addition, the Glencree Center for Peace and Reconciliation, the Lutheran Church in Ireland and the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany are jointly hosting a circle discussion on “100 years after World War I: Lessons for a peaceful Europe”.

The discussion will include voices from politics, religion, civil society, and military to give a broad and personal view on this topic.

We would be delighted to see you at Glencree and would particularly like to encourage young generations to attend the event.

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