Second World War in Lisburn, Co. Down

The southern edge of Lisburn falls in Co. Down. During the Second World War, this area reverberated with the hum of engines from the airfield at Long Kesh.

Lisburn

Co. Down

United Kingdom

Places of Interest

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

Map showing Long Kesh Airfield, Lisburn, Co. Down

Long Kesh Airfield, Lisburn, Co. Down

Maze, Lisburn, Co. Down

Long Kesh is best known in Northern Ireland as the site of HMP Maze but during World War Two it was a Royal Air Force airfield and hosted the USAAF in 1942.