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Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Laurelvale, Co. Armagh

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4th May 2020

Residents of the Co. Armagh village gathered on the local sports fields to observe VE Day celebrations in Laurelvale, which involved sports and fancy dress.

Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh

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7th May 2020

In Lisbellaw, Co. Fermanagh, a recently returned POW declared a death sentence on an effigy of Hitler before lighting the VE Day bonfire on 8th May 1945.

Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Moneymore, Co. Londonderry

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4th May 2020

In Moneymore, Co. Londonderry, VE Day celebrations were a quieter affair with church services to the fore before the victory dances began the following day.

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Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Portadown, Co. Armagh

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4th May 2020

In Portadown, Co. Armagh, thousands of locals mingled with service personnel from the United Kingdom and Belgium to celebrate Victory in Europe Day in 1945.

Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Portglenone, Co. Antrim

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7th May 2020

Victory in Europe Day or VE Day celebrations in Portglenone, Co. Antrim drew to a close on 8th May 1945 with the burning of Adolf Hitler and Lord Haw-Haw.

Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Randalstown, Co. Antrim

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4th May 2020

VE Day celebrations in Randalstown, Co. Antrim saw members of the forces join with youth organisations for a parade before dancing in the local Orange Hall.

Victory in Europe: VE Day celebrations in Tandragee, Co. Armagh

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4th May 2020

VE Day celebrations in Tandragee, Co. Armagh included church services, street parties, and bonfires as locals gathered to mark the end of the war in Europe.

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Victory in Europe: VE Day in Northern Ireland

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8th May 2018

At 1500hrs on 8th May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced an end to hostilities in Europe with Germany. This day would become known as VE Day.