France 3, TV: Jardin de la Paix, Irlandais, Historial de la Grande Guerre

To quote France 3 TV News,

Honor, again and again, but otherwise. A little everywhere in the Hauts-de-France and by next autumn, “Gardens of peace” will see the day. Created in places of conflict, they will embody renewal, peace after the war, and life turned towards the future.  

A poetic way to remember our ancestors and what we do not want to see anymore……

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Irish Times: Irish Garden Designer, Peter Donegan, France

This by Anthea McTiernan appeared in The Irish Times Sunday 5th August 2018.

The Irish landscaper building a war memorial garden in France.
Garden at the Château de Péronne will mark the Irish contribution in WW1.

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Radio Interview: WW1 Memorial Gardens of Peace, France

Above phase 1, Aug 2018 – works in progree. Where Peter Donegan spoke with KCLR’s Ken McGuire.

I was delighted to speak with KCLR’s Ken McGuire from the moat of Chateau de Peronne as we were mid flow through phase 1 of the build for this War Memorial Garden (of sorts) to mark the end of World War 1. Better known as a Jardin de la Paix or garden of peace.

Press play below and take a listen.

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Irish Examiner: Irish WW1 Peace Garden, Péronne, Somme, France

Saturday July 28th, 2018 – The Irish Examiner’s Peter Dowdall wrote an excellent piece on the Jardin de la Paix, garden of peace I am realising at Peronne Castle, France; now home to the Historial de la Grande Guerre.

A story of a Garden of Remembrance and this Irish Designer.

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Radio Interview: Garden Designer Peter Donegan, Represents Ireland in France

Above (press play), speaking with award winning radio show host Gerry Kelly on The Late Lunch, LMFM.

Peter was speaking with Gerry about the design and build of the garden of peace at Chateau de Peronne, better known to some as the Historial de la Grande Guerre, home to the largest World War Museum in Europe.

Peter was one of 9 international garden designers selected, in this case to represent Ireland, by a French jury to design and realise a garden in the moat of the Chateau some 30′ below street level. The WW1 memorial garden on the theme of peace will be completed and launch this October 2018.  Read more