Explore Northern Ireland

The six counties of Northern Ireland are full of historic sites. Explore Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone and discover WWII stories.

Visit Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland's six counties of Antrim, Armagh, Down, Fermanagh, Londonderry, and Tyrone are full of historic sites. Many of these date to the 1940s reflecting the change in the country during World War Two.

Map showing Co. Antrim

Co. Antrim

Co. Antrim

During World War Two, Co. Antrim in Northern Ireland played host to RAF and USAAF airfields, evacuee camps, and bases and training grounds for American GIs.

Map showing Co. Armagh

Co. Armagh

Co. Armagh

Co. Armagh was a hive of activity in the Second World War. Thousands of American GIs passed through the Orchard County from bases such as Brownlow House.

Map showing Co. Down

Co. Down

Co. Down

Every branch of the military saw action in Co. Down during the Second World War from US Forces and General Eisenhower in Bangor to the RAF at Ballyhalbert.

Map showing Co. Fermanagh

Co. Fermanagh

Co. Fermanagh

County Fermanagh in the province of Ulster is one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. It covers an area of around 1,691 square kilometres.

Map showing Co. Londonderry

Co. Londonderry

Co. Londonderry

County Londonderry in the province of Ulster is one of the six counties that make up Northern Ireland. It covers an area of 2,074 square kilometres.

Map showing Co. Tyrone

Co. Tyrone

Co. Tyrone

Co. Tyrone's geographical position between Lough Erne and the Sperrin Mountains made an ideal training ground for the US Army during the Second World War.