Twenty years ago, something remarkable happened in Ireland: the people chose peace.

Catholics, Protestants, dissenters, all came together in a moment rarely rivaled in Irish history.

And Irish America was there every step of the way, from President Bill Clinton, who vested American interest in the Northern Ireland Peace Process, to Senator George Mitchell, who chaired negotiations and brokered the historic deal signed on April 10, 1998, in Belfast. 

But peace is a process, not an end game. It is fragile, incomplete, a winding road.

Which is why we need your help.

Can you pledge to help keep the peace?

Co-operation Ireland, a fully registered charity in Ireland and the US, works tirelessly to keep that peace and foster reconciliation.

IrishCentral has agreed to help.

We are holding a conference and lunch event in New York on February 22, titled 20 Years of Peace

Come hear from the men and women who made the dream of peace a reality, including Senator Mitchell. 

Then join us for a lunch featuring Ireland's Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney and a British representative who will talk about the future.

Join us on this special day to help keep the peace and become a part of history. 

Click here for event details and more information

Niall O'Dowd

Founder and Executive Editor, IrishCentral 

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Liam Neeson wants you to support peace in Northern Ireland. Join IrishCentral.com and Co-operation Ireland in commemorating 20 years of peace. Read more here - http://irsh.us/2EOYATa

Posted by IrishCentral.com on Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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