On Thursday 1 June 2017 the National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts and Historyopened a new Battle of Messines exhibition in its Decade of Centenaries gallery. The exhibition, entitled ‘War in the mud: the Irish soldier in Flanders, 1917’, surveys what happened to the Irish soldier in 1917 on the Western Front. In 1917,…

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On Wednesday 31 May 2017 the National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2 presented an event based on Tom Burke’s (UCD/Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association) book  Messines to Carrick Hill: Writing home from the Great War. Set against the backdrop of the prelude to Battle of Wijtschate-Messines Ridge on 7 June 1917, the book and the event…

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On Friday 19 May 2017 Dublin City Library and Archive and The Royal Dublin Fusiliers Association presented a seminar titled’Messines Peace Park: Its contribution to Irish / British reconciliation ? ”  The purpose of building the Irish Peace Tower in the form of the ancient Irish round tower in Messines opened by President Mary McAleese…

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