Ex-Service personnel make history in cross-Border event
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Oliver Breen, Chairman of the Fermanagh Phoenix Project cutting the ribbon to officially open the peace garden in Cootehill on Sunday.
A unique event has taken place involving ex-Servicemen and women from both sides of the Border.
A contingent of around 60 members of various ex-Service associations in Fermanagh travelled to Cootehill on Sunday for the launch of a new peace garden.
The event was organised by the Tanagh Branch of the Organisation of National Ex-Servicemen and Women representing the Cavan defence associations and the Northern Ireland Phoenix Project in Fermanagh.
It was believed to be the first time that a parade of ex-Servicemen and women from both sides of the border has taken place in the Republic in this way.
This follows a successful partnership between the Phoenix Project based in Enniskillen and the Cavan group.
The Enniskillen contingent who travelled to Cavan on Sunday included members and standard bearers from the Royal Irish Fusiliers Association, Inniskilling Dragoon Association, RIR Association, RUC GC Association and Royal British Legion.
The honour of cutting the ribbon to officially open the peace garden went to Mr. Oliver Breen, Chairman of the Fermanagh Phoenix Project. The ceremony followed a special Mass in St. Michael's Church in Cootehill and a parade through the town.
Full story in tomorrow's Impartial Reporter.