Irish Peace Park Messines

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.
  • Free entry.