Donegall Square North, Belfast

Belfast City Hall on Donegall Square North suffered damage to the roof and the ornate banquetting hall during the Belfast Blitz of April and May 1941.

Donegall Square North

Belfast

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Donegall Square North in the Belfast Blitz

Photographers from the Belfast Telegraph captured the aftermath of the Belfast Blitz in 1941 when Luftwaffe bombs devastated the Donegall Square North area.

Blitz damage to Belfast City Hall

Belfast Telegraph Photo: A construction team work on the damaged roof of the Great Banqueting Hall at Belfast City Hall following the Belfast Blitz on the 4th and 5th May 1941. Copyright Belfast Telegraph.

Victory in Europe: 8th May 1945

VE Day at Belfast City Hall in 1945

Belfast Telegraph Photo: A street party in Donegall Square North, Belfast, Co. Antrim to celebrate Victory in Europe or VE Day on 8th May 1945. Copyright Belfast Telegraph.

Places of Interest

The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of the area's Second World War heritage.

Map showing City Hall, Donegall Square, Belfast, Co. Antrim

City Hall, Donegall Square, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Donegall Square, Belfast, Co. Antrim

Belfast City Hall opened in 1906 and has come through much in its history. There are several connections with World War Two, many are still standing today.

Map showing Robinson and Cleaver, Donegall Square North, Belfast

Robinson and Cleaver, Donegall Square North, Belfast

1-3 Donegall Square North, Belfast

Robinson and Cleaver Ltd. store on Donegall Square North survived the Belfast Blitz. Before the Second World War, it was a leading supplier of Irish linen.