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

Fingal independent: Ireland WW1 Garden in France

Above, France 3 TV recording with Peter Donegan in the moat of Chateau de Peronne, France.

This article published in The Fingal Independent, July 28 2018 – French WWI garden to be built by Fingal man.

A gardener and landscaper from Ballyboughal has been commissioned to oversee the creation of a special commemorative garden in France to remember all those who fell on French soil during World War I.

Launching October 2018, this summer will commence the build of the Jardins de la Paix (Gardens of Peace), a series of perennial gardens on the theme of peace in the Hauts-de-France region to of France.

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Courrier Picard: Jardin, Historial de la Grande Guerre, Péronne

Peter Donnegan (Donegan) in front of the garden plan that will be erected at the foot of the castle. We guess the location of the 4 towers and the bridge.

As reported in the French newspaper, Courrier Picard,

For you, like me who has not the greatest abilities to translate, below a not perfect but enough to understand what was reported.

A Garden of peace at the foot of the Historial de Péronne, at the beginning.

The moats of the castle of Péronne will soon welcome a garden of peace on the theme of Ireland.

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Peter Donegan, Salt Lake City, USA. March 2017

March 2017 saw Peter Donegan (that’s me) travel to Salt Lake City, Utah for a myriad of reasons; one of which was to do The Sodshow Garden Podcast, The Live Show.

The reason (?) it all happened was entirely down to Melinda Meservy, owner of a boutique garden store called Thyme and Place. Fair to say, a lot, more to my week there than that.  Read more