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Half-day 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.

“We 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 mini bus.
Minimum of 4 persons required.

Spanbroekmolen cemetery containing mostly Irish soldiers of the 36th Ulster Division casualties on the 7th June 1917.

Monument to the 16th Irish Division, Wijtschate.

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