Trip Report: Day 3, 10th April – France – St. Omer, Somme, Thiepval

Today we headed into northern France. Our first four stops of the day were to cemeteries where many of our Kilkenny fallen were buried including some of the relatives of our own committee. The first stop was Trois Arbres Cemetery in Steenwerck, France. This is quite close to the Ireland of Ireland Peace Park we visited yesterday […]


Trip Report, Day 2 – 09/04/16: Messines, Ploegsteert & Menin Gate

After a fabulous breakfast in Talbot House we picked up a few lunch bits in the local Spar and hit the road. The 10th valuable “member” of our little group was Seán the SatNav who was a great time saver, he never set us wrong. You can download a free Points of Interest file for […]


Belgian Trip Report – Day 1: 8th April 2016

Six of our committee members, along with three other friends, recently went on a long weekend trip to the Yprès-Salient area in Belgium. During our trip we visited as many graves and memorials of our Kilkenny fallen as possible and also had the opportunity to lay a wreath during the nightly Last Post ceremony at […]