Blair Mayne Road, Newtownards, Co. Down

Part of the A20 at Newtownards, Co. Down is made of Blair Mayne Road North and Blair Mayne Road South, named after the S.A.S. founding member.

Blair Mayne Road


Co. Down

Northern Ireland

Between 1976 and 1978, work began on a new stretch of dual carriageway making up a part of the bypass at Newtownards, Co. Down. This road now bears the name of one of the Second World War's most legendary figures.

Robert Blair Mayne, known as Paddy, was born in Newtownards, Co. Down, and first served in the Royal Ulster Rifles. During the Second World War, he became a founding member of the Special Air Service or S.A.S.

Blair Mayne Road South and Blair Mayne Road North in Newtownards, Co. Down offer travellers easy access to facilities such as the I.M.C. Newtownards Cinema and the Ards Shopping Centre.

Robert Blair Mayne

Robert Blair Mayne

Lieutenant Colonel

Robert Blair Mayne was born on 11th January 1915 in Mount Pleasant, Newtownards, Co. Down. He would go on to help set up the Special Air Service or SAS.


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