Ulster Ash Grove


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Reference WMO253995

Address:

National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road

Alrewas

England

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Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Tree/s
Materials:
  • Flora and Fauna Tree(s)
Conflicts:
  • Northern Ireland
About the memorial: A 3 metre tall pillar of Mourne Granite is set in a circular plot with paved circumference and white, chipstone interior. A path leads to this area which is encircled by six, geographically arranged, boulders representing the six counties in Northern Ireland. Surrounding this 7 varieties of ash trees, all common to Ireland, have been planted in the Ulster Ash Grove with each tree representing a death in the 33 years of troubles:. The Ministry of Defence has planted 719 trees The Northrn Ireland Prison Service planted 29 tree. The Police Service of Northern Ireland has planted 38 trees, each one representing a former RUC sub-division.
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The pillar is inscribed with the words: "In grateful memory to the men and women of the Royal Ulster Constabulary GC, the Armed Forces and other organisations in service of the Crown, who laid down their lives in the cause of peace in Northern Ireland 1969-2001

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