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Irish Peace Park


In the Irish Peace Park in Messines is built a round tower by protestant and catholic Irishmen. The memorial is dedicated to all Irishmen from whatever political persuasion or tradition who served and died in World War I. The tower is also a symbol of reconciliation for the past, for the present and the future. The names of 49,000 Irish soldiers who died during the First World War are written in the War Memorial Books. These books come to light again (TERUGVINDEN?) in the tower. On the path towards the tower lie nine stones with personal statements. During the Battle of Messines, which started on 7 June 1917, the Catholic and Protestant Irish divisions fought side by side to gain the ridge on which the village of Mesen was built.

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Armentierssteenweg, 8957 Mesen

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