Victory over Japan: V.J. Day celebrations in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim

Flags of the Allied nations flew from almost every household in Ballycastle, Co. Antrim as the area celebrated V.J. Day on 15th August 1945.

On V.J. Day or Victory over Japan Day, 15th August 1945, the town of Ballycastle, Co. Antrim was a colourful spectacle. Flags of the Allied nations flew from almost every house in the district and residents built a large bonfire by the quay.

On 16th August 1945, the celebrations continued. Moyarget and Carvacloughan Orange Bands paraded through the town. The week of celebration and commemoration drew to a close with simultaneous thanksgiving services at Ramoan Parish Church and Ballycastle Presbyterian Church on Sunday 19th August 1945.

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