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Peace Forest Ireland Project 2017 - Update

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Peace Forest Ireland Project 2017 - Update



Today the first 1000 trees (of a total planting of 2,000) will be planted at the old Forkhill Barracks Forkhill following a reception to launch the project at 11.30am. These trees are sponsored by the Woodland Trust Northern Ireland.

Old Forkhill is a former British military installation that is in the process of being converted for community use.

Enquiries: Darren Rice E - darren.rice@nmandd.org| T - 028 308 28592 | M - 07713 089225 Landscape Partnership Manager

The organisers of this tree planting event are

Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership Scheme 

Comhairle an Iúir agus Mhúrn

Newry, Mourne and Down District Council

Crossmaglen Community Centre,

O’Fiaich Square 


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MARCH 9th and Friday 10th

Rebel Hill Castle Lake Forest Demesne, Bailieborough, Cavan Co. Cavan, Ireland.

2,000 trees sponsored by Coillte will be planted consisting of 1,000 Oak, 500 Larch, 200 Scots Pine, 200 Hazel and 100 Holly. They will be planted on a 1.3ha plot.

Planting organised by the Bailileborough Development Association will start at 12noon on Thursday 9th and finish at 6pm on Friday 10th (Finishing at 6 p.m. both evenings).

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Enquiries: Lee Mc Donnell 086-794-9739




The Peace Forest Ireland Project 2017 contains two modules, the planting of 2,000 peace trees in the Castle Lake Demesne Bailiebourough, Co. Cavan and the planting of 2,000peace trees in Armagh Banbridge Craigavon, giving a total of 4,000 trees to be planted in remembrance of all those who lost their lives in the Northern Ireland conflict. 

The trees for the former are being sponsored by Coillte and in the case of the latter, the Woodland Trust Northern Ireland.

The Peace Forest Ireland Project is envisaged as one of strengthening the Peace process and the principles based on the Good Friday Agreement. The project was launched in Derry/Londonderry in May 2014 and pilot tree plantings have taken place in each of the border counties since then. 

The idea is to continue various modules of the project on suitable sites, in different border counties over the widest time span.