Kells, Co. Antrim during the Second World War

During the Second World War, a Camp for Gibraltarian Evacuees occupied land off the Craigstown Road in the quiet, rural village of Kells, Co. Antrim.

Kells

Co. Antrim

Northern Ireland

The village of Kells, Co. Antrim lies about 5 miles south-east of the area's main town of Ballymena, Co. Antrim. The Kells Water runs by the village and the neighbouring village of Connor, with an ancient stone bridge linking the two.

During the Second World War, a Camp for Gibraltarian Evacuees occupied a site on Craigstown Road near the river.

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 Castlegore Camp, Kells, Co. Antrim

Castlegore Camp, Kells, Co. Antrim

Craigstown Road, Kells, Co. Antrim

Castlegore was Camp 7 of the sixteen established sites for Gibraltar evacuees who came to live in Northern Ireland during the summer of 1944.

References

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