Corrymeela, a non-profit organization, operates a residential center on the north coast of Ireland, catering to over 11,000 visitors annually, as well as a team of volunteers and staff who live on site. In addition, Corrymeela has a dispersed community of more than 150 members who are committed to living out the organization’s principles of reconciliation in their respective communities. Corrymeela’s program staff travel extensively throughout Northern Ireland to work with youth and school groups, family and community organisations, faith groups, and political parties. Through the use of dialogue, experiential play, art, storytelling, communal meals, and shared community, Corrymeela facilitates group sessions to help individuals embrace diversity and learn how to navigate challenging conversations. The organization also collaborates with visiting university groups and groups from other parts of the world, sharing its expertise and helping others apply the Corrymeela approach to address societal divides.
It is Northern Ireland’s oldest peace and reconciliation organisation. They work throughout Northern Ireland and beyond, developing and delivering focused community relations work through single-identity, cross-community and cross-border community, and residentially based programmes.