Randalstown, Co. Antrim during the Second World War

During the Second World War, troops based in and around Randalstown, Co. Antrim prepared for the war and harvested crops in the fields.

Randalstown

Co. Antrim

Northern Ireland

The murder of Private Owen McLoughlin in Randalstown, Co. Antrim

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1st August 2020

The fatal stabbing of Private Owen McLoughlin of Motherwell, Scotland took place during a brawl following a dance in Randalstown, Co. Antrim.

Victory in Europe: V.E. Day celebrations in Randalstown, Co. Antrim

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4th May 2020

VE Day celebrations in Randalstown, Co. Antrim saw members of the forces join with youth organisations for a parade before dancing in the local Orange Hall.

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 Shane’s Castle, Randalstown, Co. Antrim

Shane’s Castle, Randalstown, Co. Antrim

Randalstown, Co. Antrim

The ruins of Shane's Castle, formerly Edenduffcarrick, stand near Randalstown, Co. Antrim. It saw use as an Ordnance Site during the war.