Episode 13: Defence Heritage in Northern Ireland with Dr. James O’Neill

Dr. James O'Neill works on mapping Northern Ireland's Defence Heritage from The Great War through to The Troubles but most sites date to the Second World War.

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'A Wee Bit Of War' by Dr. James O'Neill / Scott Edgar

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Running Time: 40:09

  • Military History
  • Social History
  • Irish History


  1. Defence Heritage in Northern Ireland

Dr. James O'Neill has literally put Northern Ireland's Second World War Defence Heritage on the map. The map in question is the Department for Communities' Historic Environment Map, and thanks to Jim's dedication, it features thousands of sites of interest. From The Great War, through to The Troubles, all defence heritage is available on the map but the lion's share of sites date from 1939-1945. Jim kindly joined us on this episode for a whistlestop tour of airfields, pillboxes, radar sites, and more...

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