Cedar Room


“Early-bird” by Sgt Michael Clarke

The Cedar Room at Arbour Hill was developed in 2003 to commemorate soldiers who had died on UN service in Lebanon.

The central painting in the room is entitled “Early-bird” – a painting by Sgt Michael Clarke of a foot-patrol leaving Post 6-9B to check the road for mines or improvised explosives. This was the first daily duty by personnel from their Company HQ to their outposts.

On successful clearance of the road, the safe transport of personnel and supplies around the Irishbatt Area of Operations was guaranteed after another night.

Near the painting is a candle designed by Paula Sheridan on which are inscribed the names of all deceased.

A book with the names and photographs of all who have died in UNIFIL is enshrined in the trunk of a Cedar Tree.


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