Irish Tour Battle of Messines
Frequency; According to demand
Our normal pm tour of the Messines Ridge would always include a
stop at the Irish Island Peace Park.
However, in response to the many Irish tourist who now visit
Ypres we are offering a more detailed tour of the battlefield
and places of interest associated with the 36th Ulster Division
and the 16th Irish Division, following their actions on the 7th
June 1917 when these two divisions, representing northern and
southern Irish volunteers, fought side by side in the successful
taking of the strategic town of Wijtschate.
shall see where the divisions assembled, their objectives, the
German front line, see the route the soldiers took, where the
Dressing Stations were situated, cemeteries associated with this
action, Willy Redmond’s grave, Locre Hospice and much more.”
This is a new tour for those who wish to view in more detail the
particular actions of these two outstanding Irish Divisions.
Cost: 50 euros pp and will last 4 hours. Travel in 8 seated
Minimum of 4 persons required.
Spanbroekmolen cemetery containing mostly Irish soldiers
of the 36th Ulster Division casualties on the 7th June
the 16th Irish Division, Wijtschate.
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