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First World War wood for NI

Land by the banks of the beautiful River Faughan has been chosen as the venue for Northern Irelands Centenary Wood.

Land by the banks of the beautiful River Faughan has been chosen as the venue for Northern Irelands Centenary Wood.

A public meeting is to be held later this month to reveal plans for a Centenary Wood for Northern Ireland.

Land in Faughan Valley is to be transformed as part of the Woodland Trust’s project to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the First World War.

Gregor Fulton, operations manager with the Woodland Trust, said: “The new wood will be a living, lasting tribute to the people from the island of Ireland who served in, or were affected by, the First World War. A special memorial area, possibly by the banks of the tranquil river, will be a place for quiet reflection; while the planting of thousands of native saplings will provide a thriving habitat for the valley’s precious and vulnerable wildlife.”

The meeting will be held on Wednesday July 30, from 7pm to 9pm at the Beech Hill Country House Hotel. Please contact the Woodland Trust on 028 9127 5787 or email rosieirwin@woodlandtrust.org.uk.

 

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