Tributes paid to men who lost their lives on bat­tle­fields of World War I

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TRIBUTES were paid to Wick­low men who per­ished in World War I within the County Coun­cil cham­ber on Mon­day.

Cllr. Derek Mitchell in­formed mem­bers of his re­cent trip to Bel­gium where he at­tended Armistice Day Com­mem­o­ra­tions at Ypres and Messines on the 90th an­niver­sary of the end of the war.

‘Tens of thou­sands of Ir­ish­men, Catholic and Protes­tant, from South and North died in that war and it is im­por­tant that their sac­ri­fice is re­mem­bered and recog­nised. Un­til re­cently it was not ad­e­quately recog­nised in the South. Also I be­lieve it is use­ful to the North­ern Ire­land Peace Process that this recog­ni­tion is shown by so­ci­ety in the Repub­lic,’ said Cllr. Mitchell.

Cllr. Christo­pher Fox who also at­tended the com­mem­o­ra­tion said that the ex­pe­ri­ence was very mov­ing and that he was de­lighted to see those who fought and died in WWI rep­re­sented and not for­got­ten.

Cllr Derek Mitchell, as Cathaoir­leach of Wick­low County Coun­cil lay­ing a wreath, to­gether with the Mayor of Tip­per­ary at the is­land of Ire­land Peace Park, Messines.

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