The Second World War in Northern Ireland

The Second World War in Northern Ireland


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Reply John Baker
6:31 PM on October 8, 2017 
Like others who have commented, I stumbled across this site whilst just looking up a location near Poyntzpass; I have now spent the last three hours reading through this fascinating site. Congratulations on what is a clearly a very successful labour of love.
Reply N Devlin
2:27 PM on August 29, 2017 

Enjoyed your site,my uncle owned Killymoon and my father had a tape factory within factory grounds,it operated 18 hours a day as part of war effort,I do have more details if you would like to see them

Reply Tom Docherty
3:46 PM on August 18, 2017 

Great site. Spent half a day just scrolling through hoping to find out more about a Hancraft hut photo I saw on the Airfield Research Group website which is reported as being at Windyhill Road, Coleraine. I know that Windyhill Road runs toward the airfield at Limavady and wonder if this is one of the dispersed sites near the airfield? Here is a link to the image - . Please let me know if you can identifiy it.

Reply Alrene Hughes
2:44 PM on April 10, 2017 
Hi Andy, I've been writing about WW2 in Northern Ireland for a few years and done a lot of research, but I have only now come across your site. What a labour of love this must have been for you! There are a lot of photo I haven't come across before - particularly streets that I knew had been bombed. Just had a look at the video of the flying boat at Castle Archdale. My father, an RAF wireless operator, was stationed there - great to see the Sunderland in action. I was actually born in Enniskillen because my father was still stationed there in the early fifties. I have written a trilogy of novels set in Belfast showing the war through the eyes of one Belfast family - Martha's Girls, The Golden Sisters, A Song in my Heart. All the best and thanks for such wonderful evocative photos.
Reply jOHN Winstanley
7:37 AM on March 28, 2017 
Excellent work
Reply Adam kearney
3:36 AM on February 7, 2017 
Well done on a terrific resource. I've forwarded the link to various people. Well done!
Reply Marcus
5:07 AM on July 8, 2016 
Superb site great pics and information
Reply Gus Mckendry
3:46 PM on May 20, 2016 


What a great site.

Do you have any information on what regiment was stationed at Shane's Castle for WW2.  My grandfather was stationed there but I cannot find any record of him in any of the usual places. He would have been 58/59 years old but I don't think he was in the Home Guard.  He may have been in a reserve or home front battalion.  He served in the Boer war and WW1 but his service number changed for WW2.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Reply Tom McClean
4:36 AM on May 18, 2016 

I have just discovered this excellent website. The amount of work involved must be collossal. I have a few WW1 WW2 videos up on Youtube under Tom McClean. Brilliant work Andy.  I will use your hard work as a reference. thank you.

Best wishes Tom

Reply Derek Frazer
1:54 PM on April 11, 2016 

I stumbled upon your site while looking for info on narrow gauge railways & what a surprise. I had no idea of the extent to which Northern Ireland was involved in WWII. Your website is a fantastic resource & I will be back again & again. I was hoping that there might have been more about my Dad's regiment, the Royal Ulster Rifles