Irish Peace Park
In the Irish Peace Park in Mesen, a round tower serves as a memorial in honour of Irishmen of all denominations who died during the First World War. The tower transcends religious and political differences, aspiring to be a symbol of reconciliation, not only for the past, but also for the present and the future. 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 Wijtschate and the town of Mesen stand.
Open from Mondays to Fridays, from 09.00 to 17.00. for visits on Saturdays, please contact the tourist office in Mesen.