Liam Neeson is set to honour the loved-ones he’s lost by planting a selection of trees on Irish soil.
The Neeson Grove, located in Bansha, Co. Tipperary, will pay tribute to the actor’s late wife Natasha Richardson, who tragically died in a skiing accident back in 2009.
The memorial will also honour his late parents Katherine and Bernard, and his nephew Ronan Sexton, who passed away last January at the age of 35.
The special tribute is being organised through Irish Heritage Tree, and the 68-year-old said: “I am delighted my family are being remembered in such a special way.”
“I believe this is an excellent idea that allows members of the Irish Diaspora to plant a tree deep in the soil of Ireland for loved and remembered ones.”
“The fact that it is also eco-friendly and helps turn Ireland green is very important. The more we learn about the life of trees the more we discover just how central they are to this small planet.”
“I believe planting a tree in Ireland is a deeply symbolic and significant act, ensuring that generations before us will never be forgotten and generations to come will always have a living bond to those who came before,” he continued.
“I am happy to be part of it and proud to be first. Family has never been more important in these trying times and a family heritage tree is a creative and thoughtful idea.”
“I commend Irish Heritage Tree and the Tree Council of Ireland for their initiative,” he added.