Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim during the Second World War

During the Second World War, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim hosted British and Belgian troops and was the birthplace of the U.S. Rangers.

Carrickfergus

Co. Antrim

Northern Ireland

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 Churchill Mk. VII Tank, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

Churchill Mk. VII Tank, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

Marine Highway, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

A Mk. VII Churchill Tank in the colours of the North Irish Horse stands next to the Carrickfergus War Memorial overlooking Belfast Lough.

Map showing Ordnance QF 25-pounder Field Gun, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

Ordnance QF 25-pounder Field Gun, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

Marine Highway, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

A British Army Ordnance QF 25-pounder Field Gun stands next to the town War Memorial and Mk. VII Churchill Tank in Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim.

Map showing Prospect House, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

Prospect House, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

Woodburn Road, Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim

Prospect House in Carrickfergus, Co. Antrim was a base for 3rd (Rumbeke) Infantry Brigade. A memorial to the Belgians stands there today.