The Second World War in Northern Ireland

The Second World War in Northern Ireland


Hi Folks,

Please feel free to leave a comment regarding this website.

It is through you, the visitors, that I can learn of more places to be included :)

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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

Reply Colin McKeeman
7:11 AM on March 4, 2016 

Hi, well done on a fantastic site! Having just finished researching the history of the old HF aeronautical communications station at Birdlip, Gloucestershire, I known only too well the effort and time that this work involves!

Great to see so much material on Northern Ireland aviation sites in the one place.

Kind regards,


Reply B. Waters
12:21 PM on December 31, 2015 

Well thanks to you I have just spent 4 hours reading this site when I'm  meant to be doing stuff around the house. You can explain to my wife.

Also, i dont know if you're  aware that in Clandeboye estate which is very near me, there are still a number of large concrete tank ramps used for tank maitenance and put there by the US army. At least there were about a decade ago which was the last time  that I saw them. As its very private land they are not accessible to the public.

Reply Nicky Sebastian
10:04 AM on December 9, 2015 

A fantastic legacy which must have taken years to put together. Thank you