Second World War in Downpatrick, Co. Down

The town of Downpatrick, Co. Down and surrounding area provided bases and training grounds for both British and American forces during the Second World War.

Downpatrick

Co. Down

United Kingdom

Places of Interest

The following places will be of interest to anyone wishing to explore more of Downpatrick's World War Two heritage.

Map showing Cargagh Camp, Downpatrick, Co. Down

Cargagh Camp, Downpatrick, Co. Down

Ballydugan Road, Downpatrick, Co. Down

The Cargagh Camp was Camp 2 of the sixteen established sites for evacuees from Gibraltar, who came to live in Northern Ireland during the summer of 1944.

Map showing Down Cathedral, Downpatrick, Co. Down

Down Cathedral, Downpatrick, Co. Down

33 English Street, Downpatrick, Co. Down

Down Cathedral Graveyard, Downpatrick, Co. Down is the burial place of 2 seamen who served in the Merchant Navy. Their burials took place on 3rd April 1942.

Map showing Down County Museum, Downpatrick, Co. Down

Down County Museum, Downpatrick, Co. Down

The Mall, Downpatrick, Co. Down

Down County Museum stands in the buildings of the old Downpatrick Gaol, Downpatrick, Co. Down where. US Army troops were based in the town from 1942.