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 Wartime Co. Antrim

Wartime Co. Antrim

During the Second World War, Co. Antrim in Northern Ireland hosted RAF and USAAF airfields, evacuee camps, and bases and training grounds for American GIs.

Map showing Wartime Co. Armagh

Wartime 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 Wartime Co. Down

Wartime 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 Wartime Co. Fermanagh

Wartime Co. Fermanagh

Troops based in Co. Fermanagh in the Second World War were ideally placed to patrol the Atlantic Coast from bases such as Castle Archdale and RAF Killadeas.

Map showing Wartime Co. Londonderry

Wartime Co. Londonderry

The construction of wartime infrastructure in Co. Londonderry pre-dated the arrival of the US Army while Lisahally was the scene of a mass U-Boat surrender.

Map showing Wartime Co. Tyrone

Wartime Co. Tyrone

In the Second World War, Co. Tyrone hosted troops from the United States Army as well as the newly-formed Belgian Infantry Brigades and a large airfield.