Newcastle, Co. Down during the Second World War

During the Second World War in Newcastle, Co. Down, the British, American, and Belgian military passed through the seaside town as they trained in the area.


Co. Down

Northern Ireland

Belgian Army convoy involved in incident at Newcastle, Co. Down


17th July 2019

On the morning of 4th October 1945, a convoy of Belgian Army lorries became involved in a collision with a vehicle on Main Street, Newcastle, Co. Down.

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 Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle, Co. Down

Slieve Donard Hotel, Newcastle, Co. Down

Downs Road, Newcastle, Co. Down

The Slieve Donard Hotel was a popular resort in the bustling seaside town of Newcastle, Co. Down but during World War Two, it welcomed a new kind of guest.

Map showing Vegetable Plots, Newcastle, Co. Down

Vegetable Plots, Newcastle, Co. Down

Castlewellan Road, Newcastle, Co. Down

Along the Castlewellan Road, Newcastle, Co. Down, fields became wartime vegetable plots as locals embraced the ideals of the 'Dig For Victory' campaign.