Shane’s Castle, 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.

Shane's Castle

Randalstown

Co. Antrim

BT41 4ND

Northern Ireland

Honouring a Dunkirk Hero

V.A. McKitterick, Dispatch Rider, Royal Corps of Signals, who escaped from Dunkirk by swimming a mile and a half to a Destroyer, has been presented with a New Testament and gifts of money and cigarettes from the pupils and ex-pupils of Shane’s castle P.E.S., Randalstown and their friends.

Northern Whig, Friday 28th June 1940.

Soldiers as farmers in 1942

On 8th October 1942, Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge photographed soldiers at work as they cultivated a 10-acre crop of corn and stooked oats near Ballygrooby Lodge, Shane's Castle, Randalstown, Co. Antrim.

Soldier with crop at Shane's Castle

Imperial War Museum Photo: (H 24632) (Part of the War Office Second World War Official Collection) British soldiers with little farming experience cultivated a 10-acre crop of corn at an Ordnance Store Site near Ballygrooby Lodge, known as The White Lodge, Shane's Castle, Co. Antrim. Photo taken on 8th October 1942. Copyright Lieutenant J.R. Bainbridge - War Office Photographer.