Locations

Map showing The Sperrin Mountains, Co. Londonderry during the Second World War

The Sperrin Mountains, Co. Londonderry during the Second World War

Co. Londonderry

There was much activity in the Sperrin Mountains during the Second World War from Army training, air crashes, to roads cut through the rock.

Map showing Kilrea Railway Station, Kilrea, Co. Londonderry

Kilrea Railway Station, Kilrea, Co. Londonderry

The New Row / Drumagarner Road, Kilrea, Co. Londonderry

Kilrea Railway Station in Co. Londonderry opened in 1880. In 1941, the Royal Air Force, while training, simulated a raid on the Goods Yard.

Map showing Kilrea, Co. Londonderry during the Second World War

Kilrea, Co. Londonderry during the Second World War

Co. Londonderry

On 18th November 1941, residents of Kilrea, Co. Londonderry watched as an R.A.F. Bomber simulated at attack on the local Railway Station.

Map showing Islandmagee, Co. Antrim during the Second World War

Islandmagee, Co. Antrim during the Second World War

Co. Antrim

During the Second World War, American GIs undergoing training in nearby Ballycarry frequented The Rinkha Dancehall in Islandmagee, Co. Antrim.

Map showing Castledillon Estate, Armagh, Co. Armagh

Castledillon Estate, Armagh, Co. Armagh

137 Drummanmore Road, Armagh, Co. Armagh

On 18th October 1941, 5th Reconnaissance Battalion, 5th Infantry Division trained with Bren Gun Carriers at Castledillon Estate, Co. Armagh.

Map showing St. Lucia Barracks, Omagh, Co. Tyrone

St. Lucia Barracks, Omagh, Co. Tyrone

Gortin Road, Omagh, Co. Tyrone

St. Lucia Barracks, Omagh, Co. Tyrone was a military base between 1875 and 2007 including during both The Great War and Second World War.

Map showing Hillsborough Castle, Hillsborough, Co. Down

Hillsborough Castle, Hillsborough, Co. Down

The Square, Hillsborough, Co. Down

During the Second World War, Hillsborough Castle was the official residence of the Duke and Duchess of Abercorn and welcomed high profile visitors.

Map showing Hillsborough, Co. Down during the Second World War

Hillsborough, Co. Down during the Second World War

Co. Down

During the Second World War, the village of Hillsborough, Co. Down was the home of the Governor of Northern Ireland the Duke of Abercorn.

Map showing Stranmillis Military Hospital, Stranmillis Road, Belfast

Stranmillis Military Hospital, Stranmillis Road, Belfast

Stranmillis Road, Belfast

With the outbreak of the Second World War in September 1939, authorities requisitioned Stranmillis College for use as a Military Hospital.