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Welcome to the Glebe House Website

45th anniversary

Glebe House celebrates 45 years of community relations work

These reports chart the first 10 years 1975 - 1985

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Coronavirus (Covid 19)

Glebe House will begin limited programme activities from Monday 20th July 2020.

We will be offering day activities only for our Adult and Children & Youth programmes.

We will not be running any residential programmes at this time.

Our programme staff are now back working from Glebe House and can be contacted by

our usual Telephone, Email and Facebook platforms

We wish everyone to keep safe and stay well

Best wishes from Diarmaid and all our staff

Glebe House Annual Report 2019

Annual report 2019

Pictures 2020

"Events & Fundraising Information"

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Glebe House is a unique and special place for people of all ages, from Ireland, north and south, and all over the world.

Since 1975 children, young people and adults have been coming to Glebe House for a week, two weeks, a weekend, or a day, to live together, play together, work together, learn together, and while we're at it discover that life can be more interesting, more rewarding, more creative, more adventurous, and more fun than the labels that get stuck on us.

We have been working for a peaceful, fair, inclusive society that respects and cherishes each person's humanity, dignity, aspirations, ideas and needs. One where each person can determine and re-create her or his own identity, rather than conform to sectarian, national, ethnic or social stereotypes, myths or stigmas. At Glebe House people of all ages create and renew friendships.

Our visitors come mostly from Northern Ireland, but also from Dublin, other parts of the Irish Republic and further afield.

Our volunteers have come from India, America, Africa, Australia, Britain, Ireland and many other parts of Europe.

Glebe House is in the country (where donkeys live), beside the sea (where seals live), in the beautiful, historic peninsula of Lecale (where Saint Patrick lived), near Strangford Lough (where the Vikings lived), and near the Mountains of Mourne (which sweep down to the sea, where seals live). The place is ideal for our many purposes and activities: play, adventure, discovery, creativity, respite and rest, and building relationships, trust and confidence.

In Northern Ireland the political landscape has changed dramatically and our society has become more diverse and - for some - more prosperous. For Glebe House the challenges continue: poverty, inequalities, segregation, social exclusion, xenophobia, suspicion, fear, historical resentments. But each person can be an agent rather than a victim, and Glebe House will continue to help people of all ages to become agents of positive change in their own lives and in society.

Welcome to Glebe House.

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Our Funders

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Harmony Community Trust, Glebe House, 23 Bishopscourt Road, Strangford, Co. Down, BT30 7NZ
Tel: 028 4488 1374          Email:
Charity Commission for NI No. NIC 102523 / Registered Charity I.R. No. XN48510 / Company Limited by Guarantee No. N.I. 010639