UISCE 16

Day by day

Videos shot and edited by Fiachra Gallagher-Lawson

UISCE16 Day One

UISCE16's opening day - after meeting at the airport the program was officially launched by former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern across from his office in Dublin. UISCE then toured Irish pre-history at the Newgrange and Knowth sites before visiting the Battle of the Boyne site. Day One ended with a group dinner and a plenary systems session.


UISCE16 Day Two

Day two of UISCE began with an exploration of early Christianity at the vast and beautiful Glendalough site, and a systems session at the nearby Writers Room. UISCE spent the afternoon touring Kilmainham Gaol and its connection to the 1916 rising and it's leaders who were executed there.


UISCE16 Day Three

On the third day we traveled to Belfast. We saw the murals on the International Wall and visited the Felon's Club. Whilst there we had the opportunity to talk with former I.R.A members.  We then stopped to look at one of the 40 Peace Walls that separate the two communities of Northern Ireland.


UISCE16 Day Four

We started off with a system session and then drove across Belfast. We visited the Remembrance Garden at the Police HQ and then ate lunch at the Stormont Hotel. After lunch we took a walk up to the Stormont Estate and then traveled to Campbell College to talk with Lord Bew - a leading advisor to the Unionist parties. We then rounded off the day with a visit to the Giants Causeway.


UISCE16 Day Five

After a morning systems session UISCE left Bushmills and headed for Derry, for a meeting with the leaders of the 'Apprentice Boys of Derry'. UISCE then had a lunch and debate session with leaders within the dissident Republican community who remain committed to the "armed struggle".


UISCE16 Day Six

UISCE began the day with a whirlwind tour of Sligo which encompassed Markree Castle, the 1798 Teeling monument and the memorial for Countess Markievicz. UISCE then concluded with a final systems session held between the memorial for Freddie McHugh and the site of Mountbatten's assassination in Mullaghmore.