Gilford, Co. Down

Gilford is a village in Co. Down, Northern Ireland. The village lies on the banks of the River Bann in the Armagh, Banbridge, and Craigavon Borough Council area.

Gilford Village

Gilford

Co. Down

United Kingdom

Gilford is a village in Co. Down, Northern Ireland. The village lies on the banks of the River Bann in the Armagh, Banbridge, and Craigavon Borough Council area. The name derives from 'Magill's Ford'.

The town lies between Portadown, Banbridge, and Tandragee on the border of Co. Down and Co. Armagh. The railway between the village and Tandragee closed on 4th January 1965.

Although a small village, Gilford boasts a castle dating to 1865. The castle and surrounding areas were home to many troops during World War Two.

American Forces in Gilford

The following American forces were based in the village of Gilford, Co. Down between 1943 and 1944. If you have more information on exact bases, please get in touch.

Start DateEnd DateUnits
18/10/194316/06/1944115th Chemical Processing Company
19436th Cavalry

Places of Interest

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

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