At Kilcranny House we are committed to promoting positive peace & reconciliation, healing the divisions which exist between people and exploring non-violence as a way of life and a means of working for change in our society.
Kilcranny is a place where people can grow in their relationships with each other through co-operative work, discussion and relaxation. It provides a safe place for groups and individuals to experiment in living with differences and challenging boundaries. We are committed to addressing the divisions which exist between people in Northern Ireland in a rural, residential setting. We also strive to live a lifestyle that cherishes and protects our environment. Through programmes of work, recreation and discussion we believe that many fears , prejudices and conflicts can be resolved. Kilcranny provides an atmosphere for the exchange of views and skills, in the understanding that everyone has something to offer.
Kilcranny House was established in 1985 as a peace & reconciliation centre. It is set in 4 acres of land on the banks of the River Bann just 10 minutes drive from the centre of Coleraine and close to the Causeway Coast and Glens of Antrim.
Kilcranny House is committed to continuing its work throughout Northern Ireland and globally, however we cannot achieve this alone. Without the continued support of our funders and those people and organisations that provide us with help and encouragement when needed we would find it difficult to operate at our optimum capacity.
Kilcranny House is a registered charity and is pleased to enjoy the support of the following funding bodies; Coleraine Borough Council, International Fund for Ireland Community Bridges Programme, Lloyd's TSB, The Department of Education Northern Ireland, The Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, Unity Trust Bank, Department of Social Development-Modernisation Fund and The Honorable The Irish Society.
We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all our volunteers; both local and international for all the hard work and committment they provide in the day-to-day running of Kilcranny House. This dedicated team provide Kilcranny House with a wealth of skills and talents that it might otherwise not have access to, as well as providing the character and public face of our peace and reconciliation centre.
Finally we would like to thank all those people who have contributed to the success of Kilcranny House; financially and otherwise throughout its lifetime. Kilcranny House stands as a testiment to their enduring belief in our work and the active promotion of peace and peace education.