Areas affected by the Luftwaffe bombs in 1941
The following areas sustained great damage during the Belfast Blitz raids that occurred on 15th-16th April 1941 and 4th-5th May 1941.
Bridge Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Bridge Street in Belfast City Centre is almost unrecognisable today compared to 1941. Much of it was flattened after the devastation of the Belfast Blitz.
Donegall Place, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Donegall Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim was a scene of destruction in 1941 as Luftwaffe bombs flattened buildings in what became known as the Belfast Blitz.
Donegall Square North, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Belfast City Hall on Donegall Square North suffered damage to the roof and the ornate banquetting hall during the Belfast Blitz of April and May 1941.
Donegall Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Donegall Street lies in the heart of Belfast's Cathedral Quarter. St. Anne's Cathedral is one of a few buildings in the area to survive the Belfast Blitz.
High Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim
High explosive Luftwaffe bombs destroyed much of High Street and nearby Bridge Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim during the Belfast Blitz of April and May 1941.
Rosemary Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Rosemary Street in Belfast, Co. Antrim is the site of one of Ireland's oldest Presbyterian churches. It survived the Luftwaffe attack of the Belfast Blitz.
Royal Avenue, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Royal Avenue, one of the main streets in Belfast City Centre was brought to ruins by Luftwaffe bombs that fell in the Belfast Blitz of April and May 1941.
Sugarhouse Entry, Belfast, Co. Antrim
Sugarhouse Entry took its name from the old sugar refinery in Belfast. This lane once ran parallel to Bridge Street between High Street and Waring Street.
Waring Street, Belfast, Co. Antrim
In later years, Waring Street became home of the Northern Ireland War Memorial and the Royal Ulster Rifles Museum. It suffered greatly in the Belfast Blitz.