The Mayo Peace Park Garden of Remembrance was opened by the President of Ireland Mary Mc Alleese on October the 7th 2008. It is a Memorial to all the men and women of County Mayo who have lost there life in conflict from the last century to the present day, it especially remembers Irish Army Soldiers who have served and died in UN Operations. The Memorial commemorates all those from the county who served and died in wars in the cause of world peace. More than Eleven Hundred young men from County Mayo were killed in Action in World War 1. They fought in the uniforms of Britain, Belgium, America, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and South Africa.

On May the 24th, 2010 we spent a morning in the Peace Park with its Chairman and Founder Michael Feeney MBE. Michael’s grandfather died in Flanders in conflict during World War I, the death of his Grandfather led Michael to a lifelong ambition to dedicate a memorial to all Mayo people who lost their life in conflicts throughout the world. The Peace Park is a credit to Michael’s determination to succeed in his ambition, and above all else it stands as a peaceful reminder of the loss that war brings, it is a contemplative and moving place to visit.

In this podcast Michael Feeney gives us a tour of this special Garden of Remembrance and the history of conflicts that are remembered here.

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For more information about The Mayo Peace Park Garden of Remembrance  you can visit their website at www.mayopeacepark.ie    A recently published book “Remembering Mayo’s Fallen Heroes” it is chonicle of stories, articles and facts about those who died in the world wars and conflicts of the past century . This is a limited production.

 
The Book is are available from Mr Michael Feeney MBE, Milebush, Castlebar , County Mayo , Ireland, costing  €20 each, postage charges are  additional to this.
Approximate  postal charges  are as follows
  
$17 to post the book to America.
€ 11 to post to Great Britain.
€7.50 to post within the Republic of Ireland .

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