Today the Glencree centre for peace and reconciliation is committed to peacebuilding in Ireland and beyond.
It was the construction of a military road that led to the start of this little village. Barracks were built for the soldiers in 1806 to protect the road and it housed a captain and some 100 soldiers. By the 1850's the barracks were abandoned and it was then turned into a reformatory school for 300 boys. The reformatory closed in 1940 when the building was briefly used as a temporary refugee centre for thousands of German and Polish war orphans. They are currently busy restoring the barracks.
You will find the coffee shop in the old armoury building. here you can experience the charm of yesteryear yet enjoy the comforts of today.
Favorite Dish: Fruit scones with double cream and jam