Guillemont Pilgrimage 2008


Guillemont Pilgrimage 2008

The Somme Association 

Friday 5th September 2008 

Meet at Belfast International Airport at 09.20am for check in.

11.15am Depart Belfast International Airport on Flight No. El 58, arriving Paris CDG 13.55

Make the onward journey to the Holiday Inn, Arras.

Evening at leisure. 


Saturday 6th September 2008 

Depart Hotel at9.00amfor a days touring including:

Vimy Ridge

Notre Dame DeLorette


The Arras Memorial

The Fusiliers Memorial, Arras 

Return to Arras town at approximately2.30pm and have the afternoon at leisure for lunch and shopping. 

Depart Arras at 17.30 for theVillage of Guillemont.

19.00 service by the Bishop of Amiens at the Chapel in Guillemont

20.00 Dinner and Entertainment

22.30 Depart Guillemont for hotel 


Sunday 7th September 

Depart hotel 09.15 for the Village of Poziers.

Visiting Poziers Cemetery and the Australian Memorial. 

11.30 Assemble at the Mairie, Guillemont for my unveiling of the name of a street in honour of the 16th (Irish) Division. Another was then named to Ernst Jünger, author of Storm of Steel

12.30 Assemble for a Service of Remembrance at the 16th (Irish) Division Memorial, Guillemont. Council representatives and members of the public are welcome to lay wreaths during this service.

(by prior arrangement please) 

This will be followed by visits to:

The Thiepval Memorial

The Ulster Memorial Tower Visitor Centre & Lunch

A guided tour of Thiepval Wood.

Le Tommy, museum and café

The Lochnagar Crater, La Boisselle 

18.00 Return to hotel with the evening at leisure 


Monday 8th September 

Depart hotel at 9.30am for Charles De Gaulle Airport, Paris for the return flight to Belfast. Flight No. El 59, departing at 14.45

Expected to arrive in Belfast at 15.35 


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