3 April 2008
Bishop Donal Murray, Bishop of Limerick, visit to Kosovo
On Sunday there was a briefing about all the activities of the Irish soldiers in Kosovo. Then there was Mass with the 37th Infantry Group in Camp Clarke. After lunch there was a visit to the monasteries at Pec, Decani, and Gracanica, and to sites of significance in the area including the graveyard at Racack, scene of a major atrocity against the Albanian population. One of the most impressive aspects of the work of the troops is the voluntary humanitarian work they undertake from their own resources. The visit included a moment to meet an elderly couple who had been provided with a house by the efforts of the 37th Infantry.
After a very full 24 hours the visitors departed from Pristina Airport.
Martin Long, Director of Communications 086 172 7678
Brenda Drumm, Communications Officer 087 233 7797