Scheduled to take place every two years, the Cleraun Media Conferences began in 1986 and have gradually grown in stature. They now constitute an important forum where media practitioners can address and discuss ethical and professional issues which arise in the course of their work in a positive and constructive way. The Cleraun Media Forum, with its evening seminars between conferences, has helped to make this an on-going process.
Cleraun is a university centre for third level students. It has study rooms and seminar facilities. Opened in 1982, it has organised many cultural and educational activities for students, including aid projects in rural Uganda, in the Andes mountains of Peru, in Russia and in the Baltic countries. Cleraun has a small oratory and a resident chaplain. Activities of Christian formation are entrusted to Opus Dei (www.opusdei.ie), a prelature of the Catholic Church, which offers pastoral care and spiritual guidance to help people encounter God in everyday life.