Island of Ireland Peace Park

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Island of Ireland Peace Park

Island of Ireland Peace Park
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Phil C
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Nov. 2018 • Solo
Great and thoughtful place and able to walk through to NZ Messines Memorial from this site. Great views across to Hill 63.
Written 6 November 2018
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May04sam2015
Kilkelly, Ireland199 contributions
Sep. 2017 • Friends
Visited this memorial while travelling to Albert. Great memorial to the Irish who fell during WWI. Situated near he scene of the battle of Messines. Beautiful round tower. Well worth a visit.
Written 4 October 2017
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Sco
Aberdeen, UK4,107 contributions
Sep. 2017 • Friends
Seen from the main road, this impressive memorial looks very moving. Surrounded by other smaller stone work, an informative area, where you can also sit down on a bench and try to contemplate what these men had to go through. United in their cause.
Written 24 September 2017
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jsteelem
Belfast, UK392 contributions
Jul. 2017
Spoiled a little by the rain that day but not to be missed.Pause to read the inscriptions on the stone slabs as you advance towards the round tower built in stones imported from Ireland.This tower is very similar to one i visited many years ago in Glendalough,Southern Ireland.
Loyalist Ulstermen and Southern Irish,the 36th,16th and 10th divisions remembered now and back in 1917 when they fought side by side on Messines Ridge.
Written 27 July 2017
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Cath R
Kent, UK238 contributions
Jul. 2017 • Friends
Look at the plaques and the words they contain. Hard not to feel emotional at this spot, looking down the ridge, and imagining what took place here a hundred years ago.
Written 9 July 2017
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Rooombiter
Isle of Wight, UK594 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
I came here shortly after it opened in the late nineties and was keen to visit again and see how it looks now. The tower itself is much the same of course but the park looked a little different this time, apparently there has been some dispute over who maintained it and for a while it was left a little uncared for in between the remembrance ceremonies. Some of the hedges and trees died etc and there has been a bit of a reshape, I am not sure who is looking after for it now?
With 2017 being a big year, 100 years on from Messines and all that, it looks a very beautiful place in the May sunshine. The moving words on the plaques dotted about may make you shed a tear.
The peace pledge itself is a humbling piece of prose, let's hope it means something to the new generations that come to this place.
Both Irish communities fought side by side just west of here a hundred years ago and you get a fantastic view of the surrounding countryside where so many soldiers died.
As I walked around reading the plaques in the sun I could hear a turtle dove cooing in a nearby thicket, a beautiful moment.
Definitely worth a visit.
Written 27 May 2017
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R G
Dublin, Ireland927 contributions
Apr. 2017 • Friends
So here, while the mad guns curse overhead, and tired men sigh, with mud for couch and floor, know that we fools, now with the foolish dead, died not for Flag, nor King, nor Emperor, but for a dream born in a herdsman’s shed, and for the sacred scripture of the poor.

Tom Kettle, 9th Royal Dublin Fusiliers
Written 26 April 2017
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Sam D
March, UK136 contributions
Oct. 2016 • Friends
I visited here as part of the Frontline Walk Group and this memorial like so many on our walk was very emotional.
Take time to read all the plaques and understand the history and I challenge you not to be moved.
This memorial had me in tears and I think how it's been laid out and it's position in the landscape really does take your breath away.
Most importantly take what time you have here to reflect on all those lost and you will come away feeling very humbled
Written 10 October 2016
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Martin O
Castlebar, Ireland188 contributions
May 2016 • Family
Visited here twice, and both times it was an emotional experience. Friends of my father fought here, and thankfully made it through.
Written 13 June 2016
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Cimmerianbloke
Rixensart, Belgium430 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
Dedicated to the Irish fallen far away from their native island, this park is a quiet and peaceful reminder that all sort of young men fought for a cause that was not theirs, and that thanks to their sacrifice, we can today enjoy freedom. The message carried by the various Irishmen and carved into the stone slabs are worth reading and pondering upon.
Written 16 May 2016
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